‘This meritless inquisition opens the door for a misguided and ill-advised Commission to take steps to target and harass voters and could lead to purging of the voter rolls.’
By Jon Queally, staff writer for Common Dreams. Published 6-29-2017
Voting line i Brooklyn, 2008. Photo by April Sikorski from Brooklyn, USA (vote here) [CC-BY-SA-2.0] via Wikimedia Commons
Voting and civil rights advocates are ringing alarm bells on Thursday after it was learned that an election commission established by Donald Trump—one which critics feared from its inception would be used to suppress
, not protect, voter access—had sent requests to all fifty states demanding personal and detailed information about voters.