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Governor has no position on Trump voter info request

July 5th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan answered questions this week from WBAL TVabout the controversy over the demand for state voter data from the Trump administration. Earlier, state election officials rejected the request by the Trump administration, which sought voting history, background information and partial Social Security numbers. But the administration could try again. Hogan was able to avoid having to make the call about turning over sensitive voter data in Maryland. After Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh declared the request from the Trump administration in violation of state law, the state Board of Elections administrator, Linda Lamone, formally sent a letter of denial to the administration's election commission. Hogan told the 11 News I-Team that he has taken no position saying it is totally out of his hands. The list of states rejecting the request for voter data has grown to a clear majority. Maryland law allows the sale of some voter data. So Maryland could be required to turn over some information if the request is revised.

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