Grimes: Commission asks for sensitive Kentucky voter information

Published: Jun. 29, 2017 at 10:37 PM EDT
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Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes' office received a request Thursday night from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, asking for the personal information of Kentucky voters.

Grimes' released the following statement in response to the request:

"Today, my office and Secretaries of State nationwide received from the President's election commission a request for the personal information – including the name, address, social security number, birthdate, political affiliation, and voting history – of every American voter, including the 3.2 million registered Kentucky voters. As the Commonwealth's Secretary of State and chief election official, I do not intend to release Kentuckians' sensitive personal data to the federal government," said Grimes.

Grimes continued to promise Kentucky would not be a part of the widespread issue of voter fraud.

"The president created his election commission based on the false notion that "voter fraud" is a widespread issue – it is not. Indeed, despite bipartisan objections and a lack of authority, the President has repeatedly spread the lie that three to five million illegal votes were cast in the last election. Kentucky will not aid a commission that is at best a waste of taxpayer money and at worst an attempt to legitimize voter suppression efforts across the country," Grimes continued.

We will continue to update this story.