Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today issued the following statement in response to the request from President Trump's commission for voter information from all 50 states:
"The Commission's request for information, which includes a portion of each Colorado voter's Social Security number, raises serious privacy concerns and may discourage participation in the electoral process.
"Instead of this taxpayer-funded fishing expedition, the President should look to Colorado for ways we can encourage participation in our elections, such as increasing options for early voting and mail-in ballots. And under no circumstances should this Commission distract from the real threat to our democracy: Russian interference in our elections. President Trump should do more to hold Russia accountable and safeguard our democracy."