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Top Kentucky official to Trump: I won’t send personal voter information

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) says her office refuses to release state voter data to President Trump’s “sham” election commission.

Grimes tweeted Friday that she “will not release sensitive data” about 3.2 million Kentuckians to the federal government.

{mosads}Trump’s commission sent letters to all 50 states requesting the name, address, Social Security number, birthdate, political affiliation and voting history of every voter.

Grimes said Trump created his election commission based on the false notion that voter fraud is a widespread issue while it is not.

“Despite bipartisan objections and a lack of authority, the President has repeatedly spread the lie that three to five million illegal votes were cast in the last election,” Grimes said in a statement. “Kentucky will not aid a commission that is at best a waste of taxpayer money and at worst an attempt to legitimize voter suppression efforts across the country.”

The president has made unsubstantiated claims that large numbers of undocumented immigrants vote in U.S. elections, citing voter fraud as the reason he lost the popular vote in the presidential election.

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