Wyoming voter information is safe from federal meddling. Republican Secretary of State Ed Murray announced Monday he will not provide voter info to President Trump’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. “I am going to safeguard the privacy of Wyoming’s voters because of my strong belief in a citizen’s right of privacy,” Murray said in a statement. “I believe elections are the responsibility of the states under the United States Constitution and I do believe this request could lead to a federal overreach.” In his statement, Murray also noted skepticism about the commission’s intent: “I am not at all convinced that it has clearly stated its purpose is connected to the information requested.” … Wyoming is among 44 states that have refused to provide the commission with voter data, CNN reported Tuesday.
The commission, headed by Vice President Mike Pence, has so far received the support of three states: Colorado, Missouri and Tennessee. Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams–R, said in a statement, “We are very glad they are asking for information before making decisions. I wish more federal agencies would ask folks for their opinion and for information before they made decisions.”
Meanwhile, secretaries of state like Murray are using this as an opportunity to reaffirm their commitment to voters: “Wyoming’s elections are secure, fair, transparent and well-run. I assure every Wyoming citizen that I will safeguard the privacy of Wyoming’s voters while continuing to uphold and protect the integrity of Wyoming’s elections.”