New Mexico rebuffs 2nd Trump voter data request

Maggie Toulouse Oliver

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s secretary of state says she is refusing to release any personal information about voters in response to a second request for voter data from President Donald Trump’s commission investigating alleged voter fraud.

Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver said in a news release Thursday she will never release to the commission personal voter information that is protected by law such as social security numbers and birth-dates. She says sharing the information likely would discourage voter registration.

The commission repeated its request for voter data first made in June after a federal court rejected a legal challenge by a privacy advocacy group.

Election officials in at least 17 states have refused to comply. Some say providing the data would undermine voters’ privacy and worry the commission is politically motivated. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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