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Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Statement on White House Election ‘Integrity’ Commission

first_img National Issues,  Press Release,  Statement,  Voting & Elections Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement on the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity:“Over the past week, it has become clear that both the intentions and execution of the White House efforts on election integrity are questionable at best.“Let me be very clear: indiscriminately kicking legitimate voters off voter rolls is a real assault on the integrity of our elections. Such actions are not legitimately within the province of the commission.“Any citizen can buy Pennsylvania’s public voter file for a fee, but state law also prohibits anyone from using the list for improper purposes, from tampering with or altering the list, or from further distributing the list to the public. State law requires that it be used only for elections, political activities or law enforcement purposes.“Statements by Vice Chair Kobach suggest his intent may be to improperly use Pennsylvania’s data. Mr. Kobach told CNN that he seeks to take our voters’ personal data and compare it against unrelated data, and he has stated intent to share this in some public manner. We have not provided Mr. Kobach, or the federal government, any authority to do this. I have asked my counsel to review potential legal remedies to prevent the White House, Mr. Kobach or any federal agency from engaging in unauthorized misuse of our citizens’ information or state-maintained records.“We are not requesting or in need of any further assistance from the White House or Mr. Kobach, whose Interstate Crosscheck program was found to be error-prone by local election officials in Pennsylvania. Suggestions that Pennsylvania or any other state is hiding or ignoring illegal voting is an insult to the law enforcement and elections officials who enforce election law.“Pennsylvania, along with many other states, has already partnered with the non-partisan Pew Charitable Trusts and the state consortium, Election Registration Information Center (ERIC), to bolster our own efforts to maintain the integrity of our voter rolls. Unlike the White House, this program seeks to expand voter registration, while fairly using sound data analytics to identify potential outdated voter registrations. This is fundamentally different – and better – than other efforts such as Interstate Crosscheck that called into question thousands of legitimate registrations rather than finding anything illegal.“Further, the commission’s request for states to email their entire files containing personal data flies in the face of basic privacy standards and calls into question if even public data will be handled securely. Even worse, the request seems to have violated federal law and any acceptable best practice or standard for requesting data from states.“For all these reasons, I have no confidence in this commission’s administration, standards of security or privacy, or that its true intentions are to bolster the right to vote. Pennsylvania will not participate in this fishing expedition to prove the President’s patently untrue statements and I will seek every avenue to protect our citizens’ personal information.” SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Statement on White House Election ‘Integrity’ Commissioncenter_img July 07, 2017last_img read more

International return for Neuer in Austria friendly

first_img“These are matches he needs, it’s a real test. Afterwards, it will be up to us to decide if it’s all OK.”Germany coach Joachim Loew has already said that Neuer would only travel to Russia for the June 14-July 15 World Cup as the number one goalkeeper.Loew has taken 27 players with him for their training camp, including four ‘keepers, with four to be cut before the list of the official 23-man squad is delivered to FIFA on Monday.Neuer, 32, took to the field for the first time since his injury on Monday, playing 30 minutes in a friendly against the German under-20 side. He was to repeat that against the same opposition on Wednesday.“Manuel needs these matches to once again be on 100 percent top form. They’ll help him to refind his confidence,” said Koepke.The assistant coach added: “In training, you can’t see any difference (with Neuer), it’s as if he’s never had a break.”Should Neuer come back, Barcelona ‘keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen will find himself relegated to the bench after a year of filling in at number one.“He knows the situation,” Koepke said of Ter Stegen, with whom he and Loew have had talks over potential selection issues.“Manu is our captain, a world champion. We’re trying everything so it works out for him. Obviously Marc-Andre would love to play, but he can manage the situation.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manuel Neuer hasn’t played competitively for club or country since September due to injury © AFP/File / MIGUEL MEDINABERLIN, Germany, May 29 – Germany’s captain and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will return to international action in Saturday’s World Cup warm-up match against Austria after more than eight months on the sidelines because of a fractured foot.“Manuel will play, there’s nothing against that,” said goalkeeping coach Andreas Koepke from Germany’s training base in Eppan, Italy.last_img read more

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