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Condos, Donovan urge Legislature to protect data

H.624 was introduced on Jan. 16, proposing increased protections for Vermonters’ sensitive and personal data contained in the statewide voter checklist. H.624 is sponsored by Rep. Dylan Giambatista of Essex Junction,

Secretary of State Jim Condos and Attorney General TJ Donovan have underscored the importance to legislators of ensuring that Vermonters’ most sensitive personal data is protected in light of the request for sensitive data about Vermont voters from the president’s Election Integrity Commission.

“I refused to comply with the Commission’s request because I take the protection and security of Vermont voters’ personal data very seriously” said Secretary Condos, who responded to the initial request for voter data by saying, “We cannot compromise the privacy of Vermont citizens to support the president’s witch hunt for widespread voter fraud, which has been disproven many times over by nonpartisan experts.”

While the Election Integrity Commission was dissolved by executive order on Jan. 3 of this year, statements by President Trump and former Chair Kris Kobach indicate that the work will continue.

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