A commission appointed by President Trump is seeking the personal information of the nation’s voters in an attempt to investigate alleged voter fraud that took place during the 2016 elections.
As of Monday morning, Mississippi is one of 10 states that are NOT complying with the presidential panel.
Friday, in response to literature forwarded to his office, Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said protecting the identity and information of the Mississippi voter is paramount:
They can go jump in the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi is a great State to launch from.
Voter information laws differ from state to state, and some allow for partial compliance to this new federal panel, while others do not.
Here’s Secretary Hosemann’s full reply published Friday:
SECRETARY HOSEMANN’S STATEMENT ON REQUEST FOR VOTER ROLL INFORMATION
“Our Office has not received any correspondence from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. A copy of such correspondence to another Secretary of State has been forwarded to us. As all of you may remember, I fought in federal court to protect Mississippi voters’ rights for their privacy and won. (See True the Vote v. Hosemann, 43 F.Supp.3d 693 (S.D. Miss. 2014))
In the event I were to receive correspondence from the Commission requesting the following,
‘if publicly available under the laws of the state, the full first and last names of all registrants, middle names or initials if available, addresses, dates of birth, political party (if recorded in your state), last four digits of social security number if available, voter history (elections voted in) from 2006 onward, active/inactive status, cancelled status, information regarding any felony convictions, information regarding voter registration in another state, information regarding military status, and overseas citizen information,’
My reply would be: They can go jump in the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi is a great State to launch from.
Mississippi residents should celebrate Independence Day and our State’s right to protect the privacy of our citizens by conducting our own electoral processes.”