So Kris Kobach, the horrid voter supressing Secretary of State of Kansas who is also the Co-Chair of Donald’s Make Me Feel Better About My Popular Vote Loss Commission has sent a letter to all 50 states requesting their full voter-roll data, including the name, address, date of birth, party affiliation, last four Social Security number digits and voting history back to 2006 of potentially every voter in the state. While civil-liberties advocates are concerned with what Kobach might do with what would amount to a nationwide voter file, privacy advocates worry about the implications of making such data available to the public, as the commission says it intends to do.
Several states — California, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York and Virginia — have refused to comply at all with the request. Many have said they will provide publicly available information — including Indiana, the home state of current Vice President and commission chair Mike Pence. Hell, even Kris Kobach has denied Kris Kobach’s request, according to the Kansas City Star reports.
24 states won't provide voter data to Kobach: AZ, CA, CT, IN, KY, MA, MN, MS, NC, NM, ND, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI
— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) June 30, 2017
Governor Carney, I know it is a busy time, but it is time to add Delaware to this list.