June 30, 2017
Albany, NY

Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on the Election Commission's Request for Voter Data

TOP Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on the...

"The President's Election Commission is sending requests to all 50 states for the personal information of all voters in each state – including names, dates of birth, the last four digits of Social Security Numbers, and voter history. The electoral process is sacred and New York law has strong safeguards in place to prevent sharing of sensitive voter data and harassment against those who exercise their right to vote.

"New York refuses to perpetuate the myth voter fraud played a role in our election. We will not be complying with this request and I encourage the Election Commission to work on issues of vital importance to voters, including ballot access, rather than focus on debunked theories of voter fraud."

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