White House released voter-fraud commenters' sensitive personal information

White House releases sensitive personal information of voters worried about their sensitive personal information

"The request for private voter information is offensive", wrote one voter whose name, home address and email address were published by the White House. Numerous emails include email and home addresses, phone information, employment and voter affiliation.

Requested information included "dates of birth, political party (if recorded in your state), last four digits of social security number if available, voter history (elections voted in) from 2006 onward, active/inactive status, cancelled status, information regarding any felony convictions, information regarding voter registration in another state, information regarding military status, and overseas citizen information".

The Washington Post is not publishing any of this information, because it does not appear that the individuals were aware their comments would be shared by the White House.

"While this data may serve a goal", Williams wrote in his letter to the commission Friday, "a single request for data that lacks the non-public data necessary to accurately match voters across states can't be used to effectively assess the accuracy of voter rolls".

Numerous messages were filed through the activist portal Common Cause, and include only commenters' names.

Once all of that information is sent to Washington, the idea is to cross-reference the lists with each other, as well as other data, to catch people who voted when they shouldn't have or are registered in more than one location.

Many public comments submitted to federal agencies are released with commenters' names and other information.

It is ironic that the people who wrote to the commission asking the White House to desist from releasing their personal information have ended up bearing the brunt of this incredibly irresponsible action from the Election Integrity Commission.

Similarly, the FTC tells commenters that "published comments include the commenter's last name and state/country as well as the entire text of the comment".

The commission, led by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, released on Thursday a slew of documents related to its activities, including more than 100 pages of email comments submitted by the public between June 29 and July 11. "Please do not include any sensitive or confidential information".

But lest the debate devolve immediately into partisan finger-pointing, note that Simon, a Democrat, was not the only state election official to be blunt in response to the commission's request.

As of Friday afternoon, the emails are still uncensored and available on the White House's website.

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