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Fake news about voter records

I hate to use the term “fake news,” but how else do you describe a sudden rash of “news” stories about how Trump wants your private voting records? Hello! Voter registration records have always been public, and that’s what Trump’s commission asked for. And if the information is available to anyone at all, then it should certainly be available to a government commission investigating voting integrity.

Here’s another case of people in supposedly responsible positions spreading disinformation to make political points to drive outrage against President Trump.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 1, 2017 at 7:13 pm

Posted in News, Politics

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  1. I used to buy CDs of voter rolls from the county. But I don’t remember whether ssn was an attribute. If so it would be dangerous to give out…damn wish I still had some files.

    The secretaries of state sells the info to all comers. That’s why all the robo all’s. Maybe fed should just buy them. But again, I’m not sure ssn is in them and they want that data.
    At least not for recent elections.

    Mrs Stitch

    July 1, 2017 at 7:34 pm

  2. So why does the Trump admin need to ask for it?

    Dave Pinsen

    July 1, 2017 at 7:58 pm

  3. The Trucons are almost as upset about this as the Left. Partly because they hate Trump but partly because of “muh separation of powers”.

    I think there was voter fraud, but that it was under 100 thousand votes.

    Otis the Sweaty

    July 1, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    • Under 100,000 is an absurdly low figure given the stakes of the presidential election and how lax the security & validation around voting is.
      Opportunity + Reward = Crime.

      Panther of the Blogocube

      July 1, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      • @ Panther

        I agree with this. The actual number is probably in the high hundreds of thousands, or a low million.

        Lowe

        July 2, 2017 at 3:39 pm

      • What reward? To stand in line in order to have a microscopic effect on the outcome of an election?

        Magnavox

        July 2, 2017 at 6:55 pm

  4. Laws about the public availability of voter information vary from state to state. I doubt any state considers the social security number or part of it it public information.

    A number of states have said they will provide the information that is publicly available, but no more.

    Some states like California, were I live, said the commission started from a fake claim that 3 million illegal aliens voted in California so they are not going to give it any sensitive information to the commission.

    mikeca

    July 1, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    • @ MikeCA

      By that logic, Trump should fire special counsel Mueller. He’s investigating claims even more farfetched than 3 million illegals voting in CA.

      Lowe

      July 2, 2017 at 3:35 pm

  5. With other government databases, couldn’t they figure out probably 99% of the SSNs?

    GMR

    July 2, 2017 at 9:59 am

    • @ GMR

      In an ideal world they’d do this, and in the process reveal instances of fake SSNs, and issue some arrest warrants.

      Lowe

      July 2, 2017 at 3:37 pm


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