The Secretary of State’s office gave a copy of Oregon’s statewide voter list to a new federal commission investigating voter fraud, complying Friday with a request that critics say could lead to voter suppression efforts.
Oregon statute states that anyone can obtain a copy of the statewide voter list for non-commercial purposes if they request it from the Secretary of State’s office and pay a $500 fee.
In a statement, the Secretary of State’s office indicated the list included voters’ name, address, registration date, birth year, party affiliation, voting participation history, precinct name and registration status.
President Donald Trump created the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in May to investigate claims of voter fraud, including the President’s oft-repeated, unsubstantiated claim that 3 to 5 million people voted illegally in the 2016 general election.
Read more at the Statesman Journal.