Donald Trump is running a national-scale voter-suppression effort, billed as a "Voter Fraud Commission," whose first act was to illegally demand that state election officials dox every registered voter by sending their lifelong voter records to the White House.
Not only did the states object to this -- including red states with GOP governors -- but so did many ordinary Americans, who wrote to Trump to tell them that they thought this was a bad idea.
The White House carefully gathered all of those letters from concerned voters, and published them, all 112 pages' worth, without redacting those voters' names, email addresses, home addresses, phone numbers, and places of employment.
The Washington Post is not publishing any of this information because in most cases it does not appear that the individuals were aware their comments would be shared by the White House. The emails were sent to the Election Integrity Commissions' email address that the administration asked U.S. secretaries of state to send data files to.
“This request is very concerning,” wrote one. “The federal government is attempting to get the name, address, birth date, political party, and social security number of every voter in the country.” That email, published by the White House, contained the sender's name and home address.
“DO NOT RELEASE ANY OF MY VOTER DATA PERIOD,” wrote one voter whose name and email address was published by the White House.
“Beefed up the security on this email address yet?” asked another voter whose name and email address were also published by the White House.
“The request for private voter information is offensive,” wrote one voter whose name, home address and email address were published by the White House.
“I removed my name from voter rolls. And I'm a Republican!” wrote one voter whose name was published by the White House.
White House releases sensitive personal information of voters worried about their sensitive personal information
[Christopher Ingraham/Washington Post]
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