Alex Padilla will not give voter data to White House election commission

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla released a statement in response to a letter from Kris Kobach, who is Vice Chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity and is the Secretary of State of Kansas.

The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity is investigating the alleged voter fraud that took place during the 2016 election, and is calling on California to release its voter data roll.

Padilla said:

"The President's commission has requested the personal data and the voting history of every American voter–including Californians. As Secretary of State, it is my duty to ensure the integrity of our elections and to protect the voting rights and privacy of our state's voters. I will not provide sensitive voter information to a commission that has already inaccurately passed judgment that millions of Californians voted illegally. California's participation would only serve to legitimize the false and already debunked claims of massive voter fraud made by the President, the Vice President, and Mr. Kobach. The President's Commission is a waste of taxpayer money and a distraction from the real threats to the integrity of our elections today:  aging voting systems and documented Russian interference in our elections." 

Kris Kobach joined us this afternoon to discuss the matter further:

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