Voter Data Group Questions Trump Fraud Panel: 'No Reason to Re-Invent the Wheel' - NBC 6 South Florida
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Voter Data Group Questions Trump Fraud Panel: 'No Reason to Re-Invent the Wheel'

The nonprofit, bipartisan group shares voter data to help combat fraud, ensure accurate voter rolls and encourage registration



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    President Donald Trump kept a campaign promise on Wednesday by ordering a wall built on the U.S.-Mexican border. Orders to deport criminals without papers and to cut off federal funds to so-called "sanctuary cities" followed, with a tweeted statement promising a "major investigation into voter fraud." (Published Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017)

    The request from President Donald Trump's voter fraud commission for sensitive data continues to draw backlash, most recently from a bipartisan organization that already does much of the same work, NBC News reported.

    "There's no reason to re-invent the wheel when we're already here... and we do it very well," said Shane Hamlin, executive director of the Election Registration Information Center, also known as ERIC.

    The nonprofit ERIC shares large amounts of sensitive voter data to root out possible fraud, ensure more accurate voter rolls and encourage registration. It comprises 20 states and the District of Columbia.

    Trump formed the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity in May through an executive order to study "vulnerabilities" in the election system. It asked for publicly available data, as well what some state officials consider confidential and personal information, including partial Social Security numbers, felony convictions and military status.

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    (Published Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016)