In what seems to be a desperate attempt at a pity party, the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (PACEI) published emails from concerned citizens who decided to give Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach a piece of their mind.
In Kansas, Kobach led the effort to devise one of the strictest voter ID laws in the nation. However, a U.S. District Judge struck part of it down in May as being unconstitutional.
The reaction to Donald Trump’s voter fraud commission seems to be a bit different from what they had hoped for. The emails, laden with profanely snarky comments, offer an eye-opening perspective on how Americans feel about the Commission.
“Any member of the public wishing to submit written comments for the Commission’s consideration may do so via email at ElectionIntegrityStaff@ovp.eop.gov,” reads a blog post on the White House website.
“Please note that the Commission may post such written comments publicly on our website, including names and contact information that are submitted.”
And indeed the commission did post the names and contact information of those that complained. Even their home addresses (as seen in pdf page 22).
Publishing a complaint email on the internet is usually done to shame the complainant. Generally, these emails will be rage-filled and hilarious and everyone will get a kick out of them. And while some of the emails sent to the Commission are certainly rage-filled and hilarious, they bring up a very valid point: this commission is a violation of our privacy. So what better way to prove them wrong than by exposing their private information?
While some had a lot to say to Kris Kobach, others kept it short and sweet:
Marcia should have coffee with Paul:
All told the PACEI released 112 pages of emails none of which were very supportive of the wasteful activities taking place just by the Commission’s existence. You can read over the emails here (pdf). If you want to become part of American history by getting published on the White House website, make sure you let Mike Pence and Kris Kobach know what you think of them by sending an email to ElectionIntegrityStaff@ovp.eop.gov.
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