SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon's chief election official told President Donald Trump's commission investigating allegations of voter fraud that it could receive a statewide list of voters for $500, just like anyone else.
Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, however, said Friday in response to the commission's request for publicly available details on all voters in the state that he's barred legally from disclosing Social Security and driver's license numbers.
Two members of Oregon's congressional delegation and Gov. Kate Brown had urged Richardson, a Republican in this Democratic-leaning state, to refuse the request that went to secretaries of state around America.
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat, said via Twitter the request is a tool of voter suppression. Rep. Earl Blumenauer and Gov. Kate Brown, also Democrats, agreed, with Brown adding that voter access to the ballot should be expanded.