The nation’s Secretaries of State sent a clear message to the White House. Members of the National Association of Secretaries of State meeting in Indianapolis unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution underscoring the Constitutional rights of of states to administer local, state and federal elections. The resolution is in response to a letter from the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity, which requested secretaries turn over sensitive information about every voter including including party affiliation, voting history and Social Security numbers.
More than 40 states have said they will not comply fully with the request, including some of the nation’s most populous states like California and New York. But even some conservative states that voted for President Donald Trump, such as Texas, said they will limit the information they provide based on what is legally allowed under state law.
Officials in 10 states and the District of Columbia said they would not comply at all with the request. Those states include Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Dakota, Tennessee and Virginia.