Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler refused to turn over voter data to Donald Trump’s election integrity commission, saying that it is “politicized.” This is from the red, red state of Louisiana.
Schedler said in a press release: Secretary of State Tom Schedler announced today that he would not comply with the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity request to access voter information in Louisiana. He bases his decision on a long-standing, consistent belief that voter’s private information including social security number, mother’s maiden name and date of birth should be vigorously protected by states.
“The President’s Commission has quickly politicized its work by asking states for an incredible amount of voter data that I have, time and time again, refused to release,” said Secretary of State Tom Schedler. “My response to the Commission is, you’re not going to play politics with Louisiana’s voter data, and if you are, then you can purchase the limited public information available by law, to any candidate running for office. That’s it.”
Louisiana’s public voter list includes only name, address, party affiliation and voter history. Voter history indicates voters’ participation in previous election cycles, NOT how they voted.
Schedler’s rejection comes as Maryland’s Attorney General Brian Frosh issued a brutal takedown of Donald Trump as he also refused to hand over voter data.