Secretary of state unable to share voter information
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About 5,300 Coloradans have withdrawn their voter registrations since the panel’s request.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.