States across the country are balking at President Donald Trump’s request for voter information to investigate vote fraud in the 2016 election.
They don’t want to give out information like names, addresses, or voter history, citing privacy laws.
They may have a point.
But how, then, do leftists explain California Democrats’ attempts to get information on state lobbyists that would make most Americans blush?
The Democrat-controlled state is asking lobbyists to provide data on the race, gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation of all their firms’ employees – while at the same time refusing to help President Trump’s voter fraud commission.
The request was sent by heads of the “Legislative Asian Pacific-Islander, Black, Jewish, Latino, LGBT and Women’s caucuses” to more than 400 lobbying firms asking for intimate personal data on their employees’ sexuality.
These groups are – of course – not legally required to provide any of the data, but if they don’t, they could lose access to the lawmakers, Breitbart reports.
A retired lobbyist, speaking to the Sacramento Bee, slammed the legislature’s request: “This is something that goes straight to the trash can along with the Reader’s Digest sweepstakes,” Jim Cassie said. “This is about as valuable as the stuff Trump wants on voter data. I don’t understand what he wants to do with that either.”
California’s Democratic Secretary of State, Alex Padilla, has refused to cooperate with the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (PEIC), citing privacy concerns, among other reasons.
“I will not provide sensitive voter information to a commission that has already inaccurately passed judgment that millions of Californians voted illegally” in 2016, he said last month in a statement quoted by The Hill, adding: “California’s participation would only serve to legitimize the false and already debunked claims of massive voter fraud made by the President, Vice President, and [commission head Kris] Kobach.”
“I’ll be honest – we expected some people would be uncomfortable with this,” said Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, who signed the letter as chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus. “We expected some of our friends and allies would be uncomfortable with this. But we decided we needed to be courageous and take a stand and make them more aware of their own practices.”
And yet California Democrats believe it is their right to know the sexual orientation of private employees working for lobbying firms in Sacramento.