Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State of Kansas Kris Kobach were named co-chairs of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, a Trump panel created to investigate alleged voter fraud, NBC News reported.
The commission ignited a bipartisan firestorm over the past week after Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state, penned a letter asking states to hand over a massive amount of publicly available voter roll data.
As a result, 45 states (including Pence and Kobach's home state of Indiana and Kansas) and the District of Columbia have either declined to release voter data or will hand over limited information.
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Some experts questioned the usefulness of the information the commission is attempting to collect given the differing mishmash of data that is available in each state.