Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh rejected a request from Trump’s voter fraud commission for personal voter information in a brutal takedown, saying it is “repugnant” and designed to “indulge President Trump’s fantasy that he won the popular vote.”
Frosh wrote in a statement: “As Attorney General, I take seriously my responsibility to protect the voting rights and privacy interests of Maryland citizens. I find this request for the personal information of millions of Marylanders repugnant; it appears designed only to intimidate voters and to indulge President Trump’s fantasy that he won the popular vote.”
“Repeating incessantly a false story of expansive voter fraud, and then creating a commission to fuel that narrative, does not make it any more true. There is no evidence that the integrity of the 2016 election in Maryland – or any other state- was compromised by voter fraud. I urge Governor Hogan and the State Board of Elections to speak out against this effort and to reject any further attempt to intimidate voters and obtain their personal information,” he said.
Frosh said, “The assistant attorneys general representing the State Board of Elections have considered the request to the Board for the personal information of millions of voters and have determined that the requested disclosure is prohibited by law. These lawyers have advised the State Board of its obligations.”
He is absolutely right. Donald Trump has sent Mike Pence and Kris Kobach on a fishing expedition to find a way to justify his ridiculous claims of millions voting illegally in the presidential election. The goal of this commission is also to disenfranchise millions of voters through a massive purge.
Frosh’s statement comes as more than 40 states have rejected the request for personal voter information such as the last four digits of social security numbers, voting records, addresses and so on.