NEVADA SENATE MAJORITY LEADER CALLS FOR REJECTION OF TRUMP’S VOTER SUPPRESSION TASK FORCE

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June 30, 2017

 

NEVADA SENATE MAJORITY LEADER CALLS FOR REJECTION OF TRUMP’S VOTER SUPPRESSION TASK FORCE

 

LAS VEGAS -  Today, Nevada Senate Majority Leader Aaron D. Ford called on Nevada elections officials to reject any requests for cooperation from President Trump’s advisory commission to investigate false claims of voter fraud in the 2016 elections.

 

“President Trump has repeatedly lied to the American people about the existence of widespread voter fraud in order to explain away his massive popular vote loss in the 2016 election,” said Majority Leader Ford. “To placate his ego, the Trump administration is now attempting to bully states, including Nevada, into handing over the sensitive personal information of every registered voter as a prelude to interfering with their constitutional right to vote. There is bipartisan agreement that Nevada has one of the best elections systems in the country. Nevada should not waste a dime of taxpayer money to validate this partisan witch hunt. Secretary of State Cegavske and local elections officials should disregard any request for cooperation from this task force beyond complying with the minimum requirements of Nevada public records law.”

 

The Wednesday letter from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity requests that Secretaries of State turn over information regarding all voters’ full names, addresses, dates of birth, political party, last four digits of social security numbers, voter history, felony convictions, and other identifying information. It is signed by Kansas Secretary of State and commission co-chair Kris Kobach, who has a lengthy history of enacting voter suppression laws and exaggerating voter fraud in his home state.

 

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