Trump’s new Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity has requested vast amounts of voter data from all fifty states including names, addresses, social security numbers, voting history, and other private information. The request has raised significant concerns among voting rights and privacy advocates across the country and here in Maryland. According to reporting by The Hill, “at least 24 states, with both Republican and Democrat-led governments so far refused to provide all or some of the voter information requested by Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.”

Here in Maryland, at least 26 legislators signed-on to a letter led by Montgomery County Delegates Eric Luedtke and Kirill Reznik asking Maryland officials to protect voter data. Del. Luedtke said, “I join my colleagues in calling on Governor Larry Hogan and state officials to reject the request from a federal commission to be sent voter data on every Marylander. Sharing this data would clearly violate Maryland law.”

The letter: