Alison Grimes on Government Reform
Presidential Commission on Election Integrity is a sham
Kentucky's secretary of State delivered a biting rejection of a presidential voter fraud commission's broad request for voter registration information, saying she will not comply with the demand.
"There's not enough bourbon here in Kentucky to make
this request seem sensible," Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) said on MSNBC. "Not on my watch are we going to be releasing sensitive information that relate to the privacy of individuals. Not on my watch are we going to be turning over something that's left
to the states to run." Kentucky is among at least 24 states that have either wholly or in part rejected a request by the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity to hand over key voter registration information as part of its investigation
into President Trump's claims of widespread illegal voting.
Lundergan Grimes told The Hill that the commission was "formulated on a sham premise" and its mission goes against states' right to run their own elections and voter registration.
Source: The Hill coverage of 2019 Kentucky Governor race
, Jun 30, 2017
Lifelong commitment to protecting the right to vote
Secretary Grimes has a lifelong commitment to public service and, in particular, protecting the right to vote. She grew up canvassing Kentucky's precincts to make sure all citizens had access to vote. Additionally, she has served as a precinct officer
for the 75th Legislative District and a member of the 2008 DNC Rules Committee.
In 2011, Grimes [ran for office with a] commitment to creating jobs, encouraging business growth, promoting civics education and increasing participation in elections.
Source: Kentucky Secretary of State website, "Biography"
, Jun 6, 2013
Kentuckians need greater access to polls
Over the past several months, I have traveled across the Commonwealth, listening, learning, and leading. From the beginning of this race, I wanted to speak with my fellow Kentuckians across the state in order to better understand their concerns with the
Office of Secretary of State and the Commonwealth. Throughout the state, people have talked with me about jobs, the economy, and the tough decisions they are making at the dinner table. Simply put--many of our fellow Kentuckians continue to need help.
I have listened to our County Clerks discuss ways we can improve our election processes. I have listened to veterans express their concerns about wounded colleagues needing greater access to the polls.
I have heard from domestic violence victims who want greater protection when casting their vote. I have listened to teachers discuss how we can better reach our young people and engage them in the political process.
Source: 2013 Senate campaign website, www.alison2011.com "Goals"
, Nov 4, 2011
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