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Thousands Unregister From Voter Rolls After Trump Panel's Data Requests

The Presidential Commission on Election Integrity was formed in May to study "vulnerabilities" in the American election system

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    In this June 20, 2017, file photo, a woman casts her ballot during a special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District special election. Thousands of people in states like Colorado and Vermont have removed themselves from state voter rolls in response to a request from President Trump's voter fraud commission.

    A few thousand voters in Colorado, Vermont and other states are removing themselves from state voter rolls, fearing that personal information could be revealed by President Donald Trump's voter fraud commission, NBC News reported.

    The Presidential Commission on Election Integrity, which was formed in May to study "vulnerabilities" in the American election system, sent a letter to all states requesting voter information on June 28.

    From then until Friday, over 3,700 voters in Colorado had their names struck from the rolls, including over 2,000 Democrats and nearly 400 Republicans, according to the secretary of state's office.

    Chris Winters, the Vermont deputy secretary of state, said that it is difficult to pinpoint exactly why 372 voters in his state — which is not complying with the commission — have asked to unregister. "We try to discourage people from trying to get off the voter rolls," he said.

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    (Published Thursday, May 24, 2018)