Leahy calls Trump voter commission a sham

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Senator Patrick Leahy spoke with Secretary of State Condos on Wednesday to convey his support for the secretary’s action not to give a federal commission Vermont voter information.  In response to a letter sent by Election Integrity Commission Co-Chair Kris Kobach requesting sensitive voter data, Condos cited personal security concerns in withholding the data, as Kobach requested Social Security numbers, dates of birth and driver’s license numbers, which Condos said are all “off limits.” Condos also called the commission a “witch hunt” and is seeking further opinion from the Vermont attorney general’s office.Leahy’s statement follows:“President Trump’s commission is a sham based on false pretenses.  It could not be clearer that the true goal is further voter suppression.“Vermonters value our voting rights as a solemn and foundational right of citizenship and a pillar of our democracy.  We are proud of our state’s proven and trusted record of integrity in our electoral process.“Secretary of State Condos is right to do all he can to protect Vermonters’ voting information and the integrity of our system.  In Vermont, Republicans and Democrats and Independents protect the integrity of our system – we don’t need a political overseer.“Vermont’s concerns are echoed by dozens of other states and by millions of other Americans.”Condos Statement: Condos refuses to give Trump voter informationSource: MIDDLESEX, Vt. (WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017) — Senator Patrick Leahylast_img

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