Rep. Ted Lieu (R-CA) responds in the best way possible to Donald Trump’s tweet about states’ refusal to turn over private voter information to his bogus commission led by Kris Kobach, who has a shameful history of voter suppression tactics.
Trump tweeted: “Numerous states are refusing to give information to the very distinguished VOTER FRAUD PANEL. What are they trying to hide?”
Numerous states are refusing to give information to the very distinguished VOTER FRAUD PANEL. What are they trying to hide?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2017
Rep. Lieu responded: “They are hiding from a @ with authoritarian tendencies.:
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) July 1, 2017
State after state, some led by Republicans, have rebuffed letters sent by Kobach demanding private voter information, including the last four digits of social security numbers, addresses, voting records, etc. We know that Kobach would prefer that voters are white and male. No people of color.
Reaction on Twitter:
President who won't release his tax returns wants to publish every registered voter's social security number, DOB, and party affiliation. https://t.co/0nylQdRskC
— Jason Kander (@JasonKander) July 1, 2017