Voter Fraud Commission: Justified or unlawful?

WHAT IT IS

  • President Trump set up an Election Integrity Commission that is asking all 50 states to hand over information of everyone who voted in elections from 2006 onward.
  • That information would include name, address, date of birth, party affiliation, last four digits of social security numbers and voter history.
  • Maine Secretary of State and member of the commission, Matthew Dunlap, cautioned against the tone and legality of such a request before it was sent out.

 

  • STOP AT NOTHING – “Voter fraud is a huge issue”

    • One is enough:   Any amount of voter fraud is grounds for new restrictions.
    • Flaws in the system:   Voter fraud may not be widespread, but the voting system in the U.S. has its flaws this is a step in correcting those flaws.
    • Fact-gathering:   The commission is simply on a fact-finding mission and is in no way trying to access data that is not already available to through public records in the first place.
  • PRIVACY MATTERS – “States should refuse the request”

WHERE WE ARE NOW

THINGS TO THINK ABOUT

  • Are states trying to protect their citizens or protect themselves from more federal oversight?
  • Is privacy, something not explicitly discussed in the U.S. Constitution, something that is a general civil liberty for all American citizens?
  • If instances of voter fraud are actually extremely low, is this merely a witch hunt by the Trump Administration?
  • If the data is already public record, why are states hiding the information in the first place?