Posted on 07 July 2017
Last week, the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (PEIC), formed to investigate what the President has called voter fraud despite lacking any evidence to support the claim, made a formal request to every state asking for the name, address, phone number, voting history, criminal background, military history and last 4 digits of social security number of every single voter.
Maryland, along with at least 43 other states so far, has formally denied the request. While Gov. Hogan has refused to take a position on the issue, Attorney General Brian Frosh has stood up to protect the rights and privacy of Maryland voters. Frosh said in a statement earlier this week, “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.”
Watch Attorney General Brian Frosh defend his position, and the rights of Marylanders, in this video.