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Governor Recommends Not Sharing Some Voter Info Requested By President's Panel

Asa Hutchinson
Michael Hibblen

Gov. Asa Hutchinson is recommending Arkansas not provide all voter information requested by the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. President Trump set up the commission to investigate claims of voter fraud in November's presidential election.

In a statement Wednesday on Twitter, Hutchinson said he has spoken with Secretary of State Mark Martin and concluded the request is "too board and includes sensitive information" about Arkansas voters.

Martin’s office said earlier in the day that it had shared some information that is already public. That includes a list of all registered voters, their names, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, party affiliations and the last election each person voted in.

The federal commission was created by an executive order in May to investigate Trump’s claims that he would have won the popular vote for president were it not for millions of people voting illegally. At least 44 states nationwide have refused to turn over all requested information.

Michael Hibblen is News Director of UA Little Rock Public Radio. A 34-year radio veteran, he oversees the KUAR News staff, plans coverage and edits stories while also reporting and anchoring newscasts.
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