Six state lawmakers are asking Nebraska’s secretary of state to reject a request for voter information from President Trump’s voting commission.
Senator Adam Morfeld, of Lincoln, is among the legislators claiming the request is an invasion of privacy.
Morfeld says, “Nebraskans’ privacy, their private information as voters, should not be made public on a public database on a national level.”
Critics also claim the commission is looking for ways to suppress the vote. The panel was formed to investigate allegations of voter fraud in the 2016 election.
“Of course, it was sent to other states, asking for people’s partial Social Security numbers and all voter information,” Morfeld says. “In our state, we restrict the release of certain voter information such as those that have experienced domestic violence and other types of crimes.”
Secretary of State John Gale has not said whether he’ll comply. Officials in 44 other states say they are not complying because of privacy concerns.
By Jane Monnich, KLIN, Lincoln