As election officials across the country push back against a wide-ranging request for voter data from a federal panel investigating election fraud, they may be getting too much credit ― or blame ― for resisting President Donald Trump.
Much of the news coverage, including HuffPost’s, has lumped together all 40-plus states declining to turn over some kind of information. But there are nuanced differences between those denials. Some states are unequivocally refusing to comply at all, while others have noted they’re prohibited by law from turning over some of the requested information. A number of states are turning over any of the requested information that is already publicly available.