Bennet Statement on Request for Voter Information

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."