How Are High Plains States Responding to Trump’s Request for Voter Info?

Jul 3, 2017

Voters line up at an early voting station in Houston on Oct. 24, 2016. Poll workers said the lines were much longer than normal for early voting.
Credit Michael Stravato / Texas Tribune

High Plains residents may be wondering if their states plan to turn over private voting information to President Trump’s controversial commission to investigate supposed voter fraud during the 2016 presidential election.

The commission is already off to a rocky start.

The President has asked all fifty states to hand over a wide range of voting data, and the request has been met with responses ranging from acceptance to skepticism to outrage.

At least 25 states have refused on some level to turn over the requested info.

Texas, for example, will only hand over information that’s considered public under Texas law, as reported in The Texas Tribune.

Colorado will only partially comply with the request, while withholding information like social security numbers and dates of birth.

Oklahoma, too, will not release social security information.

Even Kansas isn’t fully complying, despite the fact that Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is the vice-chair of the President’s commission.