Gov. McAuliffe says he will not honor request in releasing voters' information

Gov. McAuliffe says he will not honor request in releasing voters' information

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Governor Terry McAuliffe released a statement in response to a letter sent to all 50 states from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.

The letter requested states to release voters' data, including the last four digits of social security numbers, addresses, date of birth, political affiliation, and voting history.

On Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence released a statement saying "a letter will be sent today to the 50 states and District of Columbia on behalf of the Commission requesting publicly-available data from state voter rolls and feedback on how to improve election integrity."

The integrity of the vote is a foundation of our democracy; this bipartisan commission will review ways to strengthen that integrity in order to protect and preserve the principle of one person, one vote.

The letter was made public by the Connecticut Secretary of State.

Here is Governor McAuliffe's response:

Today the Commonwealth and the other 49 states received a lengthy request from Kris Kobach, the Vice Chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, requesting a list of all registered Virginia voters, the last four digits of their social security numbers, their addresses, date of birth, political affiliation, and their voting history. The Vice Chair's letter also contained a list of vague inquiries about the election policies and laws of the Commonwealth.

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