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Klobuchar to commission on election integrity: ‘GO JUMP IN A LAKE’

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) on Monday had a simple response to the Trump administration’s request for voter registration data: Jump in a lake.

“When they ask for private voter info, time to tell the ‘Election Integrity’ Commission to GO JUMP IN A LAKE!” Klobuchar tweeted on Monday.

{mosads}She also shared a video of her in Duluth on Lake Superior.

“So this week, we heard something pretty interesting,” she said in the video.

“The president’s commission on election integrity asked every state of the Union to provide sensitive voter information.”

The information requested included people’s birthdays, voting history and Social Security numbers, she said. Dozens of states objected to the administration’s request, she added.

“Including the Republican secretary of state in Mississippi, who actually told the commission they should go jump in the Gulf of Mexico,” she said.

“Well, I have an even better idea. I think they should go jump in Lake Superior.”

She said the lake was “beautiful,” but added it’s “a little cold at this time of year,” even in the summer.

“But I think they’d enjoy it,” she said.

“So I just asked my fellow citizens: This Fourth of July week, find the body of water nearest you and go tell the commission: Jump in the lake.”

The comments come after the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity — formed by President Trump to investigate his widely debunked claim that millions of illegal votes cost him the popular vote in November’s election — sent letters to the 50 secretaries of state across the country requesting information about voters.

The letter asked for names, addresses, birth dates and party affiliations of registered voters in each state. It also sought felony convictions, military statuses, the last four digits of Social Security numbers and voting records dating back to 2006.

More than half of the states have pushed back or refused to comply with the administration’s request.

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