19 states have rejected requests from Trump’s voter fraud commission for highly sensitive and personal voter data that could be used to carry out a federal voter suppression effort that would keep Trump in office.
Ari Berman of The Nation has the list:
I'm now counting 18 states opposed to Kobach voter data request: CA, CT, IN, KY, MA, MN, NC, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, RI, TN, UT, VA, VT, WA
— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) June 30, 2017(Continued Below)
As you can see, the list of states is loaded with red states that Trump won. Vice President Mike Pence’s home state of Indiana has refused to turn over their voter data to Trump’s voter fraud commission. Kentucky, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Ohio have all joined Indiana in turning Trump down. Wisconsin told the Trump voter fraud commission that they were free to buy the same public data as anyone else, but they would be getting no personal data on voters.
Here was the statement from Indiana Sec. of State Connie Lawson:
What is happening is that states are rejecting the Trump/Pence attempt to get voter data under the pretense of investigating voter fraud. The data that the commission wants is more in line with a federal voter suppression effort, which would suggest that a president who knows that he barely won his election in 2016 is already planning to make it difficult to impossible for his opponents to vote in 2020.
If more states refuse to hand over the data, one leg of Trump’s vote suppression effort will fail, but the attempt itself should trouble every single American.