Donald Trump’s voter suppression commission is off to a fantastic start. After asking for voter data from all 50 states, 45 states refused to fully or partially comply. The Republican secretary of state in Mississippi was particularly strong in his rejection:
“They can go jump in the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi is a great state to launch from,” Delbert Hosemann, a Republican and the Mississippi Secretary of State, said in a statement last week, adding the state has the right “to protect the privacy of our citizens by conducting our own electoral processes.”
Now the White House has published 112 pages of public comments they’ve received as emails and whelp, this is probably not going as well as they’d hoped. The comments are overwhelming against the work of the phony Commission on Election Integrity.
Some of the comments were thoughtful:
“I’m an American citizen and I have voted in every election but that should not be any of your business. What you should be addressing is the ability of foreign nationals to hack into our elections and not only try to change registrations but try but possibly change the actual vote. You should be worried about how each state secures the vote and registrations. You’re job as part of the Committee on Election Integrity, is to make our election process—be in local, state, or national—is the most safest way for every American citizen to have their voices heard.” — Cheryl Schenk
“This commission is a sham and Kris Kobach has been put on it expressly to disenfranchise minority voters. I am ashamed that my taxpayer dollars are being used for such purposes.”—Charlie Ticotsky
Some were abbreviated:
“Just fuck off already you shit-stain on democracy.” — CB
In fact, there were many, many abbreviated comments like the one above. You can scroll through all 112 glorious pages below. After you peruse the comments, consider sending your own:
Any member of the public wishing to submit written comments for the Commission’s consideration may do so via email at ElectionIntegrityStaff@ovp.eop.gov. Please note that the Commission may post such written comments publicly on our website, including names and contact information that are submitted.
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