Lt. Governor’s office plans to share public information with Trump voter fraud commission

Lt. Governor’s office plans to share public information with Trump voter fraud commission (File photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) Utah election officials say they will release publicly-available voter information to President Trump’s commission to investigate alleged voter fraud.

The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity requested voter data from all 50 states this week.

Officials in Virginia, California, and Kentucky have said they will not share the requested data with the commission, but Utah’s Lt. Governor Spencer Cox, who oversees elections, told 2News in a statement Friday morning that his office will make any public voter information available to the Commission on Election Integrity.

“It is the duty of my office to protect certain private voter information-- we will not share any protected data with the Commission. However, similar to most other states, Utah law requires voter registration records be public documents that can be obtained by any person or entity who submits an appropriate records request,” Cox said in a statement.

Cox, however, said his office will not release protected personal information such as social security numbers or driver license information.

“While my office is required to provide public records to this Commission, as we would to any other person or entity, I assure the voters of Utah that we will only provide information that is otherwise available to the public,” Cox said.

Trump previously claimed he would have won the popular vote in the 2016 election if approximately 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally hadn’t voted.

When pressed on where the President was getting his information about voter fraud, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said it was based on “studies and evidence,” but didn’t give examples of the studies or evidence to which he was referring.

“There has been no evidence of mass voter fraud in Utah and we look forward to helping the federal government better understand the steps we have taken to ensure the security and validity of Utah’s elections,” Lt. Governor Cox said.

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