Trump voter fraud commission must pay for South Dakota data

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Secretary of State Shantel Krebs says that a presidential commission investigating election fraud can purchase South Dakota voter information.

Krebs wrote in a letter last week to the commission that the fee for South Dakota's statewide voter registration file is $2,500.

President Donald Trump's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity sent one request in June and another in July after a court said the data collection could move ahead.

Krebs initially declined to share voter information with the commission, but wrote in the letter that the second request asked for information that's available to anyone under state law. Driver's license and Social Security numbers and full birth dates would be redacted.

Krebs wrote that she agrees with Trump that ensuring the highest integrity and security in elections is necessary.