Wednesday, July 12, 2017

SoS Pass Resolution Supporting State Rights to Oversee Elections

Secretaries of State and Senior Staff Members from 38 States and Puerto Rico gathered in Indianapolis, Indiana for the 100th Annual Summer Meeting of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), held on July 7th through July 10th.

The Four-Day Event focused on Policy Issues and Programs of mutual interest to State Members, as well as the Selection of National Officers for the 2017-2018 cycle.

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson was sworn in as President of the Association and Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos was inducted as President-Elect. Lawson is just the Third Indiana Official to Lead the Association in its 113-year History, following Todd Rokita (2007-2008) and Edwin J. Simcox (1984-1985).

The Full Slate of new Executive Board Officers for 2017-2018 includes the following:

President: Connie Lawson, Indiana
Immediate Past President: Denise W. Merrill, Connecticut
President-Elect: Jim Condos, Vermont
Treasurer: Paul Pate, Iowa
Secretary: Wayne Williams, Colorado
Eastern Region Vice President: Nellie Gorbea, Rhode Island
Southern Region Vice President: John Merrill, Alabama
Midwestern Region Vice President: Steve Simon, Minnesota
Western Region Vice President: Ed Murray, Wyoming
Member-at-Large (ACR): Matt Dunlap, Maine
Member-at-Large (NPA): Barbara Cegavske, Nevada

The Nation's Secretaries of State sent a clear Message to the White House. Members of the National Association of Secretaries of State meeting in Indianapolis unanimously passed a Bipartisan Resolution Underscoring the Constitutional Rights of States to Administer Local, State, and Federal Elections.

The Resolution is in response to a Letter from the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity, which Requested Secretaries turn over Sensitive Information about every Voter.

Currently 44 States have said they will not comply fully or partial comply with the Request. Even some Conservative States that voted for President Trump, such as Texas, said they will Limit the Information they provide based on what is Legally allowed under State Law.

Some Democratic Officials have Refused to Comply with the Data Request, saying it Invades Privacy and is based on False Claims of Fraud. Trump Created the Commission through Executive Order in May. He lost the Popular Vote to Democrat Clinton but has Alleged without Evidence that up to 5 Million People Voted Illegally.

CLICK HERE for more Information about the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS).

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