Update: 20 states have already flat out refuse to submit any voter data to the commission, with 25 more states saying they will only partially comply. But this is still far from over.
Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity issued a national order, asking all 50 states to hand over the birth dates, street addresses, last four digits of social security numbers, and political affiliations of all registered voters.
This “election integrity” commission is led by notorious proponents of discriminatory voter ID laws and false claims of voter fraud – really, it’s an obvious attempt to push through nationwide restrictions on voting.
Many states are already pushing back against the commission’s demands, causing an erratic Trump to blast them on Twitter over the weekend.
We need every secretary of state in the country to know that if they stand up to Trump’s voter suppression effort, the American people will have their backs.
Sign the petition: Tell your state election officials not to comply with Trump’s “Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.”
Trump and his cronies in the Presidential Advisory Commission of Election Integrity like to rely on thoroughly debunked data about “voter fraud.” But let’s be clear, voter fraud is incredibly rare, if it happens at all.
Trump doesn’t need our personal voting data to solve problems that aren’t really there. Instead, he’s re-paving a path built by many hardline Republicans to make it harder to vote. History shows us the voter restrictions disproportionately affect low-income communities and communities of color.
Harsh voter restrictions also erode democracy, making it easier for demagogues to stay in power without being beholden to serve actual constituents’ needs.
If you were already afraid of a Trump-inspired American dystopia, just imagine what he’ll do with our personal voting data. Tell your state officials not to hand over voting data to the Trump administration.
Some states, like Virginia, Mississippi, Minnesota, and California, have outright refused to follow through on the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity’s request. While they’re leading by example, your state could be next to stand up for your privacy and deny this invasive request on our personal voting data.
Sign the petition: Tell your state election officials to resist Trump’s Election Commission and refuse to hand over personal voting data to the Trump administration.
1. Take Care Blog, “All Your Voter Data Are Belong to Us,” June 30, 2017
2. Vox, “Trump’s “election integrity” commission wants every voter’s name, party ID, and address,” June 30, 2017
3. CNN, “Forty-four states have refused to give certain voter information to Trump commission,” July 5th, 2017