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New Jersey Is Sending Most of the Info Requested by Trump's Voting Commission

New Jersey election officials have sent most of the information requested by President Trump's voting commission.

Robert Giles told the commission this week that the information it requested that is considered public under the law will be provided.

The request includes names, addresses, phone numbers, party affiliation and the elections the person voted in. A request for the last four digits of Social Security numbers was denied because it's not public under state law.

An AP tally shows election officials in 14 states and Washington, D.C., are denying the requests. Some officials are concerned it could create a target for hackers.

New Jersey follows New York state, which handed over some voter information to President Trump's voting commission earlier in August. It was the firt state to largely comply with the request after initially balking.

"We had no lawful reason to deny it," John Conklin, a spokesman for the Board of Elections, said.

Following the board's decision to grant that request, Gov. Cuomo said that New York State would continue to defy any attempt by the commission to access "sensitive personal data" protected by law.

"We will never provide private voter information to anyone, especially a politically-motivated organization seeking to perpetuate the myth of voter fraud," he said.

The commission says individual voters' information will be kept private.

New Jersey's decision was first reported by Observer New Jersey.

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