Secretary Merrill says "no" to Trump request for voter data

Jul 1, 2017

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill says his office will not share voter data with a Presidential commission on elections integrity. Both Republican and Democratic States are refusing to comply with the request for voter names, social security information, and voting history. The Commission grew out of questions from the Trump administration after the GOP candidate won the White House, while losing the popular vote to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. According to a Washington Post analysis, Alabama joins one third of U.S. states who are refusing to release data, forty four percent are releasing at least some data, and twenty six percent who haven’t responded. Mr. Trump says States who aren’t providing voter data are “hiding something.”