The White House intends to destroy voter data collected by the election fraud commission recently shut down by President Donald Trump, the Justice Department said in a court filing Tuesday night.
White House Director of Information Technology Charles Herndon said in a declaration submitted to a federal court in Washington that officials plan to erase the information, rather than transfer it to the Department of Homeland Security or the National Archives and Records Administration.
Herndon also indicated that White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ comment last week that the commission’s “preliminary findings” were being sent to DHS was inaccurate.
Kobach told POLITICO last week that he expected officials in or overseeing Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement branch would take over the voter fraud probe, matching state voter rolls against federal databases of legal and illegal immigrants.
The White House intends to destroy voter data collected by the election fraud commission President Donald Trump recently shut down, the Justice Department said in a court filing Tuesday night.