Privacy, Politics Stymie Voter ‘Fraud’ Probe
There’s chicanery afoot. Is it, though, in states that won’t cooperate with President Donald Trump’s Commission on Election Integrity, or the panel itself, which a Saturday presidential tweet called the “VOTER FRAUD PANEL”? Twenty-nine states, Democrat- and Republican-controlled, have refused to hand over requested voter information, including voting records and partial Social Security numbers, citing privacy rules and concerns that the panel aims to suppress voting. The president’s asked what states are “trying to hide,” but even Kansas and Indiana, whose GOP voting officials sit on the commission, say their states can’t fully comply.