Mississippi official: Fraud commission can ‘go jump in Gulf of Mexico’

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Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann (R) said Friday that President Trump’s voter fraud commission can “go jump in the Gulf of Mexico.”

Hosemann’s state joins more than 20 others in refusing to turn over voter roll data to the commission, which on Thursday sent letters to all 50 states asking for voters’ names, birthdays, the last four digits of their Social Security numbers and their voting history dating back to 2006.

{mosads}Hosemann said in a statement that he hadn’t yet received such a letter, but when he did his response would be: “They can go jump in the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi is a great State to launch from.”

“Mississippi residents should celebrate Independence Day and our State’s right to protect the privacy of our citizens by conducting our own electoral processes,” his statement continued.

Hosemann is one of the first Republican secretaries of state to refuse the commission’s request. 

Democrat officials in New York, California, Massachusetts, Kentucky and Virginia had said they would not turn over any of their voter data to the voter fraud commission, while more than a dozen other states said they would only offer up public parts of their state’s voter rolls.

Trump established the commission in May to “promote fair and honest federal elections.”


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