The refusal comes after Kris Kobach of Kansas (aka KKK) who is the secretary of state and serving as vice chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity wrote to all 50 states (not 57, as Mr. Obama believed) asking for their input along with voter registration data.
According to an anonymous source, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.) was literally shaking with fear and looked as if he lost much sleep over the request. He said in a statement, "I have no intention of honoring this request. Virginia conducts fair, honest, and democratic elections."
The same source, who asked to be called Vinny Boombots, said that he noticed McAuliffe had his fingers crossed when he wrote the statement.
The leftist governor claimed the commission is based on the "specious and false notion that there was widespread voter fraud last November."
Hey, what's a few million votes in a country as big and as wonderful as the good ole US of A?
Mr. Trump created the panel via executive order in May to review alleged voter fraud after seeing a show on TV about that topic. He made the tremendous and incredible claim that 3 million to 5 million people illegally voted in the 2016 presidential election.
The Kobach letter politely asked for recommendations on how to improve election integrity, "which had Democratic lawmakers literally rolling on the floor with laughter," Vinny Boombots said.
|McAuliffe and a clapping felon|
What really got the Democrat's goat was Kobach's request for voter information that would actually identify voters. You know, identification information like their names, date of birth, political party, voter history ("elections voted in"), the last four digits of their Social Security numbers, felony convictions, military status and more.
In other words, could they prove these people existed and were actual US citizens.
Kobach was clear in the request that he was only asking for "publicly-available voter roll data" under each state's laws.
This got the Democrats scurrying like rats on the Titanic without sheet music, Vinny said cryptically.
Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill said in a statement that her office would provide the requested information "in the spirit of transparency," but added that some of the requested data is not sharable under state law, and she would ensure "the privacy of voters is honored by withholding protected data." She also seemed concerned that state officials "have not been told precisely what the Commission is looking for."
Virginia and California were obviously more peeved in their response.
McAuliffe, a close Clinton family ally and possible secret shopper said, "At best this commission was set up as a pretext to validate Donald Trump's alternative election facts, and at worst is a tool to commit large-scale voter suppression."
He was perhaps referring to illegal alien voter suppression, which he sees as racist and a sign of white privilege. He declared he wouldn't "divert resources" to this, as a little bead of sweat trickled down his cheek.
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla said in a statement that he would "not provide sensitive voter information to a commission that has already inaccurately passed judgment that millions of Californians voted illegally."
Padilla added, "California's participation would only serve to legitimize the false and already debunked claims of massive voter fraud made by the President, the Vice President, and Mr. Kobach."
Show me the debunking.
Kobach told The Kansas City Star he's simply looking for the "best data possible."
He called it "nonsense" that the data could be used to suppress the vote. "The purpose of the commission is to quantify different forms of voter fraud and registration fraud and offer solutions. And so you have to have this data in order to do any meaningful research."
Trump's claims of voter fraud and a commission to investigate it have been controversial from the start.
In January, Trump called for a major investigation into voter fraud after telling lawmakers that 3 to 5 million people voted illegally in the November election. This allegation may have been inspired by the fact that Hillary Clinton [of Benghazi and illegal private server fame] received more popular votes than Trump and he punched back by claiming that those extra votes were illegal and without them, he would have also won the popular vote.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said at the time Trump first made the claim that he saw "no evidence" to corroborate the existence of fraud.
But there have been documented cases of voter fraud, including some cases Kobach pursued in Kansas.
But 3 to 5 million?