// 7/9/17 //
More than 40 states have fully or partially refused to comply with the Pence-Kobach Commission’s request for state voter data (CNN).
- Larry Schwartztol argues the Commission has violated federal law by ignoring the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (Take Care).
- Justin Levitt writes that the Commission’s request for data may violate federal privacy protections (Take Care).
- A request for a temporary restraining order has been filed against the Commission in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
- A formal Hatch Act complaint has also been filed against Kris Kobach for allegedly exploiting his Commission role to promote his candidacy for Governor of Kansas.
Michael Chertoff, former head of DHS, thinks that the Pence-Kobach voter data request poses a threat to national security (WaPo).
- Election experts think that the commission’s methodology will result in thousands of errors and could distort fraud (ProPublica).
- Professor Michael McDonald is interviewed about the voting commission’s goal.
- Governor of Texas Greg Abbott tweeted that Texas and other states have a right to refuse the request for private voter information.