Last week, the commission requested publicly available voter information, including names, addresses, dates of birth and, if available, the last four digits of Social Security numbers.
Some of the most populous states, including California and NY, are refusing to comply at all with the request while others say they can only release some information under state law. Since Mr. Frosh could not state the legal argument in Maryland, which was not stated in this editorial either, it is that a registered Maryland voter did not request the information.
"Centralizing sensitive voter registration information from every US state is a potential target for nefarious actors who may be intent on further undermining our electoral process", she added.
Williams declined to state his impression of the commission's work and said even if it is politically motivated, it would not dictate his decision.
"As always, my office will continue to exercise the utmost care whenever sensitive voter information is required to be released by the state or federal law", Pablos said. "The right to vote is absolute and I have no confidence that you seek to bolster it", Wolf wrote in a letter to the commission.
Williams said, while it is not clear what the commission will be using the information for, state law does not dictate who can and cannot have access to it.
The Election Commission said it can not share voter data without anyone outside SC.
In reality, most states have not refused the data request.
The Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party says he's buying the state's election voter data and giving it to President Trump's voter fraud commission.
Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea issued this statement following the federal request. In November, he tweeted, quote, "I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally". Several other states have also refused to turn over requested information that included partial Social Security numbers and other identifying information.
A notice published earlier this week said the commission's first meeting would be held on July 19.