Six state senators on Wednesday urged Secretary of State John Gale to decline to turn over personal data about registered Nebraska voters to the Trump administration. Nebraska needs to “protect the integrity of our elections and the security of our lawfully registered citizens,” they wrote Gale. “Public access to identifying information and partial Social Security numbers can lead to identity theft,” they said. “Protecting the personal and financial security of Nebraskans is important.”
The request for voter data came from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, vice chairman of a presidential advisory commission on election integrity created by President Donald Trump.
“Nebraska voters deserve to know how publicly-compiled information shared in good faith will be used outside the state,” the senators wrote Gale.
“Protecting the trust placed in our state by our citizens is a priority,” they said.