It was already clear back in June that that Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon wasn’t going to play ball with President Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.
Now it’s official. Steve Simon sent a letter from his office to (The Honorable) Kris Kobach formally declining his request for “voters’ sensitive personal information.”
In the letter, Simon identified his stance, his issues with the Commission’s request, and outlined the reasons why he has “…serious doubts about the Commission’s credibility and trustworthiness.”
The letter concluded with, “I have one more broad challenge for the Commission: Prove me wrong about your intentions, your motives, your biases, your methodologies, and your predetermined outcomes… Whether the Commission can earn some small degree of credibility is up to you. Thanks for your consideration.”
Read the full response here: 8-22-letter.pdf
For those unfamiliar, President Trump established the Committee a few months back with the belief that 3-5 million people voted illegally in the 2016 presidential election (which he won).
On May 11, 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Vice President Mike Pence chairs the Commission, and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach serves as the vice chair.