Ironton Tribune: Brown applauds Husted’s refusal

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Ironton Tribune: Brown applauds Husted’s refusal

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, applauded Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted on Friday for rejecting a request for confidential voter information from the vice-chairman of the Presidential Advisory Commission.

The commission was established by President Donald Trump, following his claim, without evidence, that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump said the commission was needed to re-establish confidence in American elections and it has asked all secretaries of states in 50 states for copies of voter records, which would be made publically available.

“Who you vote for is none of the government’s business. I’m grateful to Secretary Husted for standing up for Ohio voters and protecting our private information,” Brown, who once served as Ohio’s secretary of state, said in a news release. “This witch hunt is a waste of taxpayer dollars and an invasion of privacy that undermines our democracy.”

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