Maryland Attorney General says voting disclosure is barred by law

Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler called Trump's election integrity commission politicized while refusing to turn over the state's voter data to the President.

The Maricopa County Recorder says county voters' information will not be released to a new federal commission. Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill and Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted join The Takeaway to discuss their responses to the requests.

"The assistant attorneys general representing the State Board of Elections have considered the request to the Board for the personal information of millions of voters and have determined that the requested disclosure is prohibited by law", Frosh said in a statement.

Several states, including neighboring MS, have refused to comply with the voter information request, citing privacy concerns.

Frosh also said he finds the request repugnant and it is an effort to indulge Trump's "fantasy" that he won the popular vote.

The requests ask that the data be sent to a federal email address - ElectionIntegrityStaff@ovp.eop.gov - which does not use TLS to protect emails sent to the server, leaving them completely in plain-text and easily recordable.

While many states like MI have partially complied with the Trump commission request, a handful of election officials have outright refused to provide any information, including Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hoseman, a Republican.

"He bases his decision on a long-standing, consistent belief that voter's private information including social security number, mother's maiden name and date of birth should be vigorously protected by states", according to a statement from Schedler's office. "But rest assured, we will not be releasing any of the voter information that we have that identifies anybody". Powell said of a Washington Post article that listed Arkansas among states that would "partially" comply: "Apparently, the Washington Post is drawing its own conclusions, as we have not spoken with them". Trump created the commission through an executive order in May. The board was appointed by President Donald Trump after he claimed as many as 5 million people voted illegally in the 2016 election.

Jealous used the issue as an opportunity to accuse Republican Gov. He noted that several other state leaders have already rebuffed the commission's request.

No concrete evidence has been found across the country to back the president's voter fraud allegations that he blames for failing to win the popular vote.

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