NYS Elections Commissioners Feud With Sugarman; Will Also Provide Trump Voter Data

In the Times Union, Chris Bragg reports that “Commissioners of the state Board of Elections and its independent chief enforcement counsel, Risa Sugarman, engaged in an icy exchange over the office’s role at the board’s monthly meeting on Wednesday.

At issue was Sugarman’s reluctance to go after hundreds of campaign committees that are not technically in compliance with election law, but are defunct and haven’t been active for years.”

Bragg adds that “the Board would comply with a request from the Trump Administration’s voter commission to turn over its public New York voter database. The commission is seeking to collect data about voters across the country, and about 30 have have agreed to supply at least some data, according to news reports.”

Although Governor Cuomo objects to providing Washington with the data, the decision was ultimately up to the Board of Elections.

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