New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver repeated her vow during a nationally televised interview on MSNBC on Monday not to turn New Mexico voter rolls over to President Donald Trump’s administration unless subpoenaed, saying she feared a “witch hunt” in search of widespread voter fraud that does not exist.
Toulouse Oliver told MSNBC’s Katie Tur that Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which sent letters to all 50 secretaries of state last week asking for names, birth dates and other information on voter registration rolls dating back to 2006, was acting inappropriately.
“In New Mexico, we have certain laws on the books that protect voters’ private identifier information, such as their Social Security number and their birth date,” Toulouse Oliver said. “I would have to be issued some sort of subpoena or something like that to hand that data over.”
Asked what she thought the data would be used for, Toulouse Oliver did not mince words.