Federal Fraud Commission Halts Voter Data Request

Federal Fraud Commission Halts Voter Data Request

North Carolinians troubled by a controversial request by President Trump’s election fraud commission to collect voter information may find some solace in recent news that the project has been put on hold.

The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity is asking states to hold off on sending voter information to the White House by its July 14 deadline until a lawsuit filed against the commission by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a nonprofit privacy group based in Washington, D.C., is resolved.

According to court documents, the voter fraud commission asked state election officials this morning to pause the request until the judge issues a ruling on the lawsuit.

The latest twist comes after the White House commission on voting integrity, headed by Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach, sent a letter asking all fifty states to provide voters’ names, addresses, birthdays, political parties, last four digits of their social security numbers, and voting histories from 2006 onward.…

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