South Dakota Not Providing Voter Data To Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota Secretary of State Shantel Krebs joins 44 other states in pushing back against requests for voter data from President Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission.

The commission is requesting information including birth dates, social security numbers and political affiliation of voters from all 50 states. In a letter to the commission’s Vice Chair Kris Kobach, Krebs says South Dakota law prohibits sharing such information and that the commission’s intention to make all documents available to the public also conflicts with state law.

“We have no control over if this information that would be shared would be used for commercial purposes or personal use outside of election-related purposes. And so therefore state law does not allow me to share that information,” said Secretary Krebs.

Secretary Krebs also said she is willing to discuss ways to improve election integrity across the country by sharing practices already in effect in South Dakota.

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