Sec­re­tary of state un­able to share voter in­for­ma­tion

The Denver Post - - NEWS - By Jesse Paul

The Colorado Sec­re­tary of State’s Of­fice was un­able to send voter in­for­ma­tion to the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion’s elec­tion in­tegrity com­mis­sion as planned Mon­day evening be­cause of­fi­cials were “locked out of the se­cure site” to sub­mit the data.

“We’re go­ing to send (Tues­day) once they’ve re­newed our ac­cess,” said Ju­lia Sunny, a spokes­woman for Sec­re­tary of State Wayne Wil­liams.

Suzanne Staiert, Wil­liams’ deputy, said she thought the is­sue was “user er­ror on our end.”

The of­fice is plan­ning to send the Pres­i­den­tial Ad­vi­sory Com­mis­sion on Elec­tion In­tegrity pub­licly avail­able voter data — in­clud­ing names, ad­dresses, party af­fil­i­a­tions and birth years — as the panel probes voter fraud, voter sup­pres­sion and other “vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties.”

The com­mis­sion, es­tab­lished by Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump in May, first asked Colorado for the voter data on June 28 but then told the state to hold off on send­ing the in­for­ma­tion un­til court chal­lenges to the re­quest played out. Last week a fed­eral court in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., de­clined a re­quest to halt the process and, in light of that de­ci­sion, the com­mis­sion re­newed its re­quest for voter data Wed­nes­day.

About 5,300 Coloradans have with­drawn their voter regis­tra­tions since the panel’s re­quest. There are more than 3.3 mil­lion ac­tive vot­ers in the state.

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