Local voters withdrawing registration following Trump’s request for voter records

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. —  President Donald Trump is asking all 50 states for their voter roll — which is public voter registration information.

The president’s concern is voter fraud in the 2016 election.  In November he tweeted, “I won the popular vote, if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”

That statement has not been proven. Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams released a statement on his website that says he does plan to release Colorado voters’ information.

Now Colorado voters are flocking to their County Clerk and Recorder’s Office to see how they can stop it.

Through the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, every state was asked for voter information.

Many states have already said they will not help the president in acquiring that information.

Kellyanne Conway, the Counselor to the President, defended the request and said “All the commission is asking for, is the information that is publicly available anyway. All we are asking for is help for record keeping. No one is asking for private information.”

However they’re also asking for the last four digits of a voter’s social security number, month and date of birth and driver’s license number – all of which are not public record.

Williams said that he will provide what is public but not include private information.

He said it is against Colorado law to provide that private information, but what the commission will receive is public for anyone.

El Paso and Pueblo County’s Clerk and Recorder’s offices said they have already received requests to withdraw voter registrations, or inquiries about how to make voter records confidential.

However, the Pueblo County Elections Office strongly recommends you don’t withdraw your voter registration, because everyone’s voter information, including party affiliation, is already public record.

Keep in mind, if you do withdraw your voter registration, you will have to re-register to vote to be able to participate in any future election.

>> Click here if you’d like to withdraw your voter registration. 

The Secretary of State in Colorado will submit all active voter registrations to the Presidential Commission at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 14.

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