Kobach, who serves as co-chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, asked all 50 secretaries of state to provide him with "publicly-available voter roll data" including voters' full names, addresses, dates of birth, political party, last four digits of social security numbers, voter history, felony convictions, and other identifying information.
The Department of Justice also sent a letter June 29 requesting states send updates on the maintenance of voter rolls through the National Voter Registration Act, which allows people to register to vote through drivers license renewals and public assistance applications.
Trump has claimed repeatedly, with no evidence, that he would have won the popular vote in the presidential election if not for massive election fraud.
Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams said Thursday he plans to fulfill a White House commission's request for detailed state voter data by providing the same public information that would be available to anyone who asks.
"I don't understand the political posturing", he said in an interview.
"I will never release the personally identifiable information of New Mexico voters protected by law, including their social security number and birthdate", Toulouse Oliver said Friday in a prepared statement.
Massachusetts Secretary of State Bill Galvin said Thursday that he would not hand over voter data.
"It's a good way to see how many people are registered in more than one state", she said. State statutes permit the WEC to share confidential information in limited circumstances with law enforcement agencies or agencies of other states.
Several states, including MA, have said their voter information is private and will not be shared.
In the 2008 elections, rumors suggested democrats and Hispanic voters in Nevada were getting prank calls telling them they could cast their votes a day later to avoid long lines or vote by phone calls or texts.
But Dunlap, a Democrat, agreed to join it in May, saying while he expects the commission to find little evidence of fraud, his attitude about serving was "that if you're not at the table, you're on it".
"State laws govern the release of voter registration information, and, at a minimum, election officials must follow those laws before releasing data".
Describing Kobach's questions as "neutral", Williams said he was interested in raising issues surrounding potential voter intimidation "when we move away from voting in a pristine polling place", like Colorado has done with its recent shift to almost all mail balloting.
It's all part of President Trump's commission on investigating alleged voter fraud during the 2016 election. "As New Mexico's Chief Election Official, I will continue to ensure the integrity of our elections while protecting the voting rights and personal privacy of our voters". "I have serious doubts about the commission's credibility and trustworthiness".
The letter also asks Williams a slew of questions, including whether he has any evidence of voter fraud or registration fraud in Colorado, or any suggestions for improving cyber-security - an issue that's risen to the forefront after Russia's alleged hacking of American voting systems past year.