Nervous, Nellie?

Indivisible RI Rhode Island, Nellie Gorbea, RI Secretary of StateThe popular vote loser, Trump, is attempting to eliminate his loss of almost 3 million votes by claiming massive voter fraud: Hillary voters who voted multiple times by misrepresenting themselves with deceased voter identities or immigrants who voted illegally.
To this end, Trump’s esteemed voter fraud commission was formed and sent letters seeking personal voter information (such as name, address, voting history, last four Social Security digits, military history, conviction history) from every Secretary of State across the country. 44 states refused to fully or only partially comply by leaving out non-public information such as Social Security, military or conviction history. Rhode Island’s Secretary of State, Nellie Gorbea, partially complied by turning over only public info.
Love Mississippi’s response: “Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann (R) didn’t mince words in his response to calls for all 50 secretaries of state to hand over sensitive voter information to President Donald Trump’s bogus ‘election integrity’ commission: ‘Jump in the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi is a great State to launch from’.”
Kentucky’s Secretary of State, Alison Grimes, comments: “The President created his election commission based on the false notion that ‘voter fraud’ is a widespread issue, it is not. Indeed, despite bipartisan objections and a lack of authority, the President has repeatedly spread the lie that three to five million illegal votes were cast in the last election.”
Like everything else in the haphazard Trump administration, this fishing expedition was, at best, established without any thought but based on the wounded ego of a sore loser and, at worse, in violation of the law: “President Trump’s voter fraud commission may have violated the law by ignoring federal requirements governing requests for information from states, several experts on the regulatory process told The Hill.
“Experts say the failure to submit the request to states through the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) violates a 1980 law known as the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). They also say the failure could be significant, since states could argue it means they are under no obligation to respond.
“If the commission gets heavy-handed with them, it seems to me that the states are within their right to say, ‘No, we don’t have to respond because you didn’t go through [OIRA],’” said Susan Dudley, a former OIRA administrator who is now director of the GW Regulatory Studies Center at George Washington University.
So, if the esteemed, faux voter fraud board comes a knockin’ for our private info, don’t get nervous, Nellie. Just send them a little note: “Hey guys, you’re in violation of the Paperwork Reduction Act. Have a nice day.”

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