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Indiana Won't Give Full Data to President Trump's Voting Commission



    Indiana Won't Give Full Data to President Trump's Voting Commission
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    Vice President Mike Pence, the former governor of Indiana, is running the voting commission set up by President Donald Trump and vice-chaired by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

    An Indiana official says the state won't be able to provide much of the information requested by President Donald Trump's commission investigating alleged voter fraud during the 2016 election.

    The commission led by Vice President Mike Pence asked state election officials this week to provide data including names, party affiliations, addresses and voting histories of all voters and respond to questions about fraud and election integrity.

    Several other states, including Virginia and Kentucky, have already announced that they will not comply with the request for information. Kansas, the home state of commission vice-chair Kris Kobach, has announced they will not include the social security numbers of voters in the information provided to the commission. 

    Republican Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson is a commission member but says state law shields some of the requested information from public release. Lawson says the only publicly available information is the name, address and congressional district assignment of voters.

    NBC 5's Katie Kim spoke with an official at the Illinois State Board of Elections, who says that the state has not received the formal request from the commission, and that they should have a statement on whether they will comply with the request next week. 

    Trump has alleged without evidence that up to 5 million people voted illegally, costing him the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton.

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