Information not safe
As we know, the current administration is under multiple investigations, especially regarding potential collusion with a foreign power to influence our election. One of the strengths of our electoral and voter registration system is that it’s currently decentralized, which makes hacking and manipulation more difficult. Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin, on the other hand, apparently has made hacking, identity theft, voter suppression and voter intimidation far easier.
I’m horrified and outraged that Martin has made a neatly compiled database of Arkansas voter information accessible to hostile powers. His associate, Kris Kobach, is known for his work in voter suppression. They may argue that much of our information is already publicly available, but our secretary of state had no right to disclose it, especially not by unsecured email(!), whether through ignorance or in full knowledge of what he did.
I join many others in expressing my outrage and demanding Mark Martin’s resignation. He should have protected us. JANA COLLINS BUNDY North Little Rock