A Federal Voting Commission wants the states to turn over voters full names, dates of birth, party registration, last four digits of Social Security numbers and voter history since 2006.
SOUTHERN REACTIONS VARY
Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, a Republican serving his third term, said in a statement he had not received the commission’s request. If he does receive it?
“My reply would be: They can go jump in the Gulf of Mexico, and Mississippi is a great state to launch from,” he said. “Mississippi residents should celebrate Independence Day and our state’s right to protect the privacy of our citizens by conducting our own electoral processes.” (Associated Press)
The Alabama Secretary of State (Republican John Merrill) said he wanted to be “supportive” of the president and Kobach, who he called a friend, but added “we’re going to get answers to our questions before we move on this.” (Montgomery Advertiser)
UPDATE: Read Merrill's complete statement HERE. Read it. He does not identify what questions he wants answered, and mostly says how important this voting process is:
"Secretary of State John H. Merrill is committed to doing everything in his power to ensure that the integrity and the security of the elections process is secure. To that end, this office will not share any information not already available to the public."Yet he also writes that they will provide that information IF his office is convinced...
"....that the overall effort will produce the necessary results to accomplish the Commission’s stated goal without compromising the integrity of the voter rolls and the elections process in Alabama."
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