Cuomo: New York won't turn over voter info
Jul 01, 2017 12:15 am
Tom Brune reports in Newsday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo said June 30 that New York will not turn over voter data to the voter integrity commission created by President Donald Trump to investigate what he says were millions of fraudulent voters in the 2016 election. “New York refuses to perpetuate the myth voter fraud played a role in our election,” Cuomo said in a statement. Many federal agencies have warned about Russian hacking in the election, and Cuomo named another issue: "I encourage the Election Commission to work on issues of vital importance to voters, including ballot access, rather than focus on debunked theories of voter fraud,” he said. Trump's commission wants voter names, addresses, dates of birth, party affiliations, voting histories back to 2006, active or inactive status, the last four digits of Social Security numbers, felony convictions, and military status from state election offices. California, Virginia, and Kentucky are among the other states refusing the commission's request so far. Read the full story in Newsday.