Last week, Trump’s voter fraud commission asked states to submit every piece of voter data they had including home addresses, social security numbers, party affiliation, and voting history to make them public.
Twenty-seven States Say No
It is worth noting the ultra-zealous commission is led by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who has overseen one of the most aggressive efforts to scrap voters from voter rolls in his home state. He has also charged numerous law-abiding voters with voter fraud because of bureaucratic failures tied to recent changes of residency.
He is backing a program that attempts to spot thousands of voters that are suspected of appearing on the voter rolls in more than one state. Experts found that the program has a margin of error of 200 legitimate voters for every multiple registration that it finds.
With the last week’s move, the Trump administration has started a series of actions designed to spot the millions of “illegals” that cast a vote fraudulently the last election.
However, an overwhelming number of states are not willing to play Trump’s games. Twenty-seven states have already told the White House that they cannot hand over the requested data.
The Deep Red States Defy Trump
While Fox News told its viewers that only blue states said no to Trump, the reality is that even red states did it. And we’re talking about some really deep red states such as Mississippi.
The Magnolia state’s Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said that Trump’s voter fraud commission had not sent the request, but if it did, “My reply would be: They can go jump in the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi is a great State to launch from.”
Hosemann added that his state values the privacy of its residents and this is precisely why it is conducting its own voting processes.
According to The Hill, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes’s response was swift: “Not on my watch.” She added that the state doesn’t have enough bourbon to make the request appear sensible.
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