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July 26, 2017
Jesse Melgar or Sam Mahood
Secretary of State Alex Padilla Responds to New Commission Request for Voter Data
SACRAMENTO – Today, the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity requested again that state election officials turn over personal voter data. In response, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla released the following statement:
“Once again, the President’s sham election commission has requested California voters’ personal data. Once again, my response is no.
“The commission’s new request does nothing to address the fundamental problems with the commission’s illegitimate origins, questionable mission or the preconceived and harmful views on voting rights that many of its commissioners have advanced.
“Let me reassure voters: I will not provide this commission with Californians’ personal voter data. I will continue to do everything in my power to protect California citizens’ ability to exercise their rights to register and vote free of barriers and intimidation.