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Trump's Presidential Commission on Election Integrity Renews Request for Idaho Voter Data

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- Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney -  - IDAHO SECRETARY OF STATE/PUBLIC DOMAIN
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  • Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney
Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney has received another request from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity for information about Idaho voters.

The request, which Denney received July 26, calls for the same information as the first, which his office received June 28: the full names, addresses, dates of birth, recorded political affiliation, the last four digits of social security numbers voting histories, active/inactive/cancelled status, felony convictions, military status, other-state registration and overseas status of Gem State voters—depending on what information is publicly available according to Idaho State law.

The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity was created by an executive order from President Donald Trump to determine the extent of voter fraud in the United States, following up on his unsubstantiated claim that as many as 3 million votes were illegally cast for his opponent, Hillary Clinton.

In a letter from the vice chair of the commission, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the only information the commission will make public will be statistical conclusions and "general observations" about the data.

The letter also outlines the process by which secretaries of state can transmit voter data to the commission. "Please have a member contact Ron Williams on the Commission's staff ... and provide his or her contact information. Commission staff will reach out to your point of contact to provide detailed instructions for submitting the data securely," wrote Kobach. The new information about data security, Denney wrote in a statement, answers some of his questions about protecting the privacy of Idaho voters.

"They have addressed the concern that any personally identifiable information will not, in fact, be released in any format, and that a secure data transmission portal for the data files will be provided," he wrote.


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