A voter's name, address and voting history are public, and this information has already been provided to campaigns and other requestors who have paid for it. Wisconsin does not collect any information about a voter's political preference or gender.
He said the state routinely sells the information to political parties, candidates and researchers. The request included asking for the last four digits of voters' Social Security numbers.
And Frosh was clear on that subject as well: "There is no evidence that the integrity of the 2016 election in Maryland - or any other state - was compromised by voter fraud".
John Herrick of Okemos, a retired professor of social work at Michigan State University and a Democrat, said he's concerned about how the information will be used and said Johnson should seek voter input and consider refusing the request outright, regardless of whether the information is normally public. Officials from Kentucky, Virginia and NY, for instance, said they would not comply.
At least 10 secretaries of state have said they will not comply with the request.
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In addition to Louisiana, states like California, Kentucky, and MS will not comply. Saturday's tweet capped a week during which Trump twice picked fights that alienated badly needed Republican allies: First, by supporting negative ads against Senator Dean Heller, the Nevada Republican who refused to support the Senate's health-care bill, and then by using unusually coarse language to berate MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski.
"Virginia conducts fair, honest, and democratic elections", said Governor Terry McAuliffe. "No more, no less", said McMaster spokesman Brian Symmes.
Led by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, one of the most outspoken voices for voter fraud elimination, the commission was given the power to investigate "fraudulent voter registrations and fraudulent voting" in federal elections.
President Donald Trump claims voter fraud caused him to lose the popular vote in the presidential election. However, Secretaries of State, who are not part of the DoD, likely don't trust those certificates and would have a broken HTTPS connection. "We'll abide by the law as necessary, but we want to make sure these requests are legitimate".