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Trump Voting Commission Paid Texas For Data To Identify Hispanic Voters: Report

According to a new report, Donald Trump’s now-dissolved voting commission paid Texas to turn over voting records in order to identify all voters with Hispanic surnames.

Trump became obsessed after losing the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election that he created the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity to catch “illegal voting.”

According to The Washington Post, Trump’s Election Integrity filled out forms asking Texas, the state with the second-largest Hispanic population in the U.S., to provide the “Hispanic surname flag notation.” It appears Trump was singling out Hispanics as being the ones who voted illegally.

But according to a White House official who spoke with The Post, “There was never a request made to flag people based on their ethnicity. “That was never asked for, nor is that what this [Texas] response is saying, though I can see why some could read it that way.”

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R), who served as the vice chairman of the voting commission, denied pursuing data based on ethnicity.

“[A]t no time did the commission request any state to flag surnames by ethnicity or race. It’s a complete surprise to me,” he told The Post on Friday.

According to the report, Trump’s voting commission paid roughly $3,500 in late September for nearly 50 million records.

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