President Trump’s formation of a commission to review the integrity of elections is exposing the media’s lack of it.
When Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State and the commission’s Vice Chair, sent a letter to each state requesting a copy of their voter registration rolls, the Fake News media falsely reported he had requested private information on Americans, including their Social Security Numbers, and planned to publicly publish the information.
All of it was more Fake News lies. Not only were the data requsted already public information, Kobach never requested Social Security Numbers and is not publishing the records. The media also deliberately lied when they falsely reported states were refusing to participate.
Now the White House is fighting back against the mainstream media’s latest deliberate lie.
In a White House statement, Kobach notes:
“On June 28, the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity issued a letter requesting that states provide publicly available voter data as permitted under their state laws. At present, 20 states have agreed to provide the publicly available information requested by the Commission and another 16 states are reviewing which information can be released under their state laws. In all, 36 states have either agreed or are considering participating with the Commission’s work to ensure the integrity of the American electoral system.
“While there are news reports that 44 states have ‘refused’ to provide voter information to the Commission, these reports are patently false, more ‘fake news.’ At present, only 14 states and the District of Columbia have refused the Commission’s request for publicly available voter information. Despite media distortions and obstruction by a handful of state politicians, this bipartisan commission on election integrity will continue its work to gather the facts through public records requests to ensure the integrity of each American’s vote because the public has a right to know.”