MISSISSIPPI: Secretary Of State Tells Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission To “Go Jump In The Gulf Of Mexico”

The Hill reports:

Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann (R) announced Friday that the state would join more than 20 others refusing to turn over voter roll data to President Trump’s voter fraud commission, adding that members of the panel could “go jump in the Gulf of Mexico.”

The voter fraud commission on Thursday sent letters to all 50 states asking for voters’ names, birthdays, the last four digits of their Social Security numbers and their voting history dating back to 2006.

Hosemann said in a statement that he hadn’t yet received such a letter, but when he did his response would be: “They can go jump in the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi is a great State to launch from.”

  • Mississippi? You can’t get more Republican than that! They are telling Kobach/Trump to stuff it? This Presidency is over!

    • Karl Dubhe

      It’s not over until the fat pig squeals.

      • Who is going to anal Bannon? Gross!

        • Karl Dubhe

          He’d win any pig-of-the-port contest, dicks down. πŸ™‚

      • bkmn

        Haven’t we heard enough from Sarah Huckabee Sanders for the week?

      • Boreal
        • bkmn

          I figured Don the Con would just lay there, waiting for someone else to do all the work.

        • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

          I’d rather stare directly at the next solar eclipse than view this image again.

          • Adam King

            If only that were a cure!

          • Falconlights

            Unfortunately what is seen cannot be unseen.

        • Rambie

          LMFAO

        • liondon#iamnotatraitor

          Is there a line?

          • Boreal

            Sarah Suckabee Sanders is next.

        • Paul

          This could easily depicted using Trump and Hannity, except Hannity would be on all fours.

        • Snarkaholic

          All that’s missing is the dozen empty booze bottles scattered on the floor.

    • hoover2001

      It’s not over, they’ll just bumblefuck into the next disaster. Rinse and repeat until we’re all dead.

    • UrsusArctos

      Hoseman is an odd duck. He’s kept the rest of the GOPers out of his job. When they came up with awful voter ID laws, he set up a couple of free mobile vans to do registration which will show up for events. Given a chance, I think he’d be a Rockefeller Republican. He actually thinks voters are adults. I can’t figure out how he’s been re-elected here except for the ( R ) next to his name on the ballot.

  • bkmn

    When you’ve lost Hosemann, you have lost the country.

    • Robincho

      When you’ve lost the Hosemann you are, ironically enough, hosed…

    • UrsusArctos

      Not really. Hoseman is actually about efficiency and running the office well, not gaming the voter rolls. He’s had staredowns with the GOPers here over voting issues. I’d prefer a Democratic SoS for MS, but few of us will live long enough to see that.

  • Lazycrockett

    Almost 2 dozen states have basically told the Drumpf administration to Fuck Off.

    • mr wonderful

      But, Mississippi! God damn!

  • Tomcat

    I want to get the name of states that give him this information.
    Funny how the states refuse to allow a voter recount, but they will give him our info.

  • Tomcat

    Does this mean republicans are finally saying ENOUGH!?

    • Adam King

      “We can do our voter suppression just fine without any fedral gummint interference from all y’all Yankee elites.”

      • Tomcat

        Who is that a QUOTE FROM?

        • Adam King

          The entire Mississippi Republican Party, speaking in unison.

          • Tomcat

            I can actually believe that.

          • UrsusArctos

            Yes/No. Horseman hasn’t played along with the rest of the party. on voter suppression. As I said upthread, he’d be a Rockefeller Republican if he were in a state where he could.
            SO, yes the BULK of the MS GOP wants to hand data over to Putin. But EVEN in MS there are a FEW GOPers with some decency. I’d prefer a Democrat, but that’s not happening here for a while.

  • Talisman

    from *Mississippi*?

  • Sam_Handwich

    have any states said they will cooperate?

    • Tomcat

      Actually no state has so far and the letters requesting it have not even been sent out yet.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      So far only the states of Delusion and Complicity.

  • Lazycrockett

    https://twitter.com/WilDonnelly/status/880906285042020352

    Well I think we know what Drumpf is gonna shittweet about here soon.

    • Sam_Handwich

      nice to know red and blue states can agree on something

      • Gustav2

        but…but…but States Rights until the R’s control the Fed!

    • Robincho

      Why the fuck aren’t CO and HI on this list already?…

      • Tomcat

        The letters have not even been sent out yet.

        • That_Looks_Delicious

          They didn’t send them all out at the same time? That would be very suspicious. Especially since the Russians hacked or attempted to hack 22 state voter roll systems. 22 + 27 = almost 50. And I know Illinois is one of the systems they did hack, and I notice IL isn’t on the tweet list.

          • Uncle Mark

            Very disconcerting that the Land of Obama hasn’t told the Putin Puppet to fuck off. The Sec of State in Illinois, unlike other states, is NOT the chief election officer. In fact he has been referring concerned calls to the offices of the election boards, who do make the decisions.

            Illinois has not received the request letter yet. Illinois law allows voter data to be obtained by political committees, which then use that information to develop voter DBs, and by governmental agencies for governmental purposes…i.e. jury duty notices, but state law prevents the release of more personal information…i.e. SSN or driver’s licenses

      • Falconlights

        Agree. They should be jumping on this right away.

    • UrsusArctos

      Tweet storm – Cat 5 – Level Orange will commence after sunset with the start of Shabbos.

      • Palmer

        They’ve got their own rig set up and don’t want some schlub from Washington screwing it up!

        (This was meant as a reply to the next comment down.)

      • KnownDonorDad
      • I like how Jared found an “observant Rabbi” who gave them permission to fly to Europe on Shabbos. Either you follow the rules or you find a Rabbi who doesn’t think there are any. Making a donation somewhere doesn’t waive any.

        • William

          Does it matter if he boarded the plane before sundown?

        • UrsusArctos

          There’s 5000+ years of arguments/annotations in the margins of torahs that rabbinical scholars use to split hairs. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      About TIME iowa !

    • KnownDonorDad

      TEXAS? OK, it’s over.

      • William

        Abbott had to see which way the wind was blowing on this issue. Opportunist twat.

    • thatotherjean

      Where the *&%(@! is MD on that list?

    • Louisiana?

  • The_Wretched

    Mississippi doesn’t want to play the Trump admin election rigging game? I’m pleasantly surprised.

    • UrsusArctos

      Sadly, they don’t have to. MS/LA/AL were in the tank for 45* LONG before he had a real chance. :/

    • mr wonderful

      As the song goes, Mississippi, Goddamm!
      But in a positie sense, for a change.

    • thatotherjean

      Indeed. “Good on Mississippi!” is not something I ever imagined writing.

      • MaryJOGrady

        The End Times may be upon us, if #45 has lost the Republican Secretary of State of Mississippi.
        My own beloved New Mexico’s great Secretary of State, Maggie Toulouse-Oliver, was ted no time in telling #45’s bogus commission to go pound sand. Let’s all sing along with Roberto Griego, in her honor.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYbPo_odp58

  • Lars Littlefield

    Yup. Trump’s voter suppression commission formed by executive order isn’t going over well with the states. Even Kansas is refusing to plat, along with 21 other states.

  • chris james

    Considering how well hackers have breached information on government sites, all we need to have is a list of names with SS#, et al…there is no justification for wanting this information.

    • Worse: The original letter from this ridiculous commission asking for all these highly detailed personal records about people — including addresses, 4-digits of SSNs, drivers license numbers, and complete voting history & party affiliation — further states that any submitted documents will be made public.

      Hacking not even necessary.

      Oh, here’s the kicker: The website where SoS’s are supposed to submit all their data? It’s not secure at all, doesn’t even use SSL.

      • UrsusArctos

        Security (?) through obscurity idiocy must be the GOP way.

      • William

        The email address is fishy, [email protected]

  • Fun fact: Kris Kobach, head of this attempted mass voting suppression & intimidation commission, is also still Secretary of State for Kansas. He has admitted publicly he is banned by Kansas state law from complying with his own democratically obscene request for voters’ personal information.

    • The_Wretched

      Many if not most States have laws against any non-tax use of SSN, DOB and even housing location information.

      • That’s right. And guess which states actually have the strictest laws in this regard? GOP-controlled ones!

        • Tomcat

          I noticed they jumped to say screw you to big government.

      • Todd20036

        Indeed. I have to jump through many hoops (or have a coworker who does that) in order to get salary information from Social Security.

        And I need such information to determine if one is a participant in a given pension plan, and sometimes I need that information to directly calculate a benefit.

        I have to get direct permission from the participant directly before I can use it. Though that isn’t usually a problem given the fact that that person may wind up with additional money from the government as a result.

        Using that information for ANYTHING not directly related to it, is highly illegal. Doing that could easily get me fired.

      • netxtown

        I have got to the point that I will NOT provide my SS# to anyone other than Fed agencies (SS and IRS, and IRS only because it ain’t worth the fight). All the rest can fuck off as fed law clearly states the SSN is for SS use only.

    • Tomcat

      Sooo add Kansas to the list of state refusing.

    • Adam King

      These people have absolutely no sense of ethical limits, and they assume nobody else does either.

      • FAEN

        LOL @ ethical limits and the GOP.

        • prixator

          hehe… ethics and the GOP are like two north (or south) pole magnets – they’ll never come together.

    • Joe in PA

      He is one piece of work…RightWingWatch has lots on him…to refresh anyone’s memory.

      http://www.rightwingwatch.org/people/kris-kobach/

    • Ninja0980

      Trust me, my relatives there know all about him.
      He is even more of a monster then Brownback is, if that’s possible.

      • FAEN

        Now THAT takes work.

        • Ninja0980

          Kobach, Brownback, Huelskamp and Pauls, the four bigots of Kansas.
          Two have been given the boot from office, here’s hoping the other two will be gone soon enough as well.

          • FAEN

            It’s Kansas-enough said.

          • Ninja0980

            It’s getting better but still a long, long way to go.
            Jan Pauls being driven out of the Democratic Party and then out of office is a good start.
            If nothing else, having the woman who made it her mission to wage war on LGBT people in Kansas not be an anchor around around that state party’s necks has gone a long, long way in getting recruitment up.

          • ChrisInKansas

            I don’t know if you’ve heard but Patsy Terrell, the woman who won against Jan Pauls, died unexpectedly a couple of weeks ago. An editor of our local paper is taking her spot until the next election. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if Pauls tries to run again. The bitch.

          • Ninja0980

            Posted a couple of articles on it.
            What a loss for all of us.
            Heard rumors Pauls will try and run again but hopefully voters will decide that a Brownback lackey/bigot needs to never hold office again.

          • Grumpy Old Man

            Toto, I think we are still in Kansas.

          • JCF
      • Raja Mitchell

        I didn’t vote for any of these Kansas rethuglicant monsters…

    • kaydenpat

      But he has the nerve to ask for the exact info that he couldn’t give up and we now have red states complying with his outrageous data grab.

      • leastyebejudged

        So… What’s the problem ?

        Worst case scenario they find half a million dead people on their rolls. Their GOP voting rolls.

        • robindaybird

          This is Trump. He’ll consider any non-Trump vote to be fraud, and he’s petty enough to make life hard for anyone who doesn’t kiss his ass.

        • kaydenpat

          Why does Kobach need my voting pattern? What does he plan to do with all this private voting information? The problem is that Kobach has a history of engaging in voter suppression tactics.

          • Paul

            Here in Indiana, voter registration is non-partisan.

      • Texas refused. Kentucky refused. Indiana refused. Oklahoma refused. Utah refused.

        So far no state has gone on record as saying they intend to fully comply with the request. A couple have said the commission can have publicly available info, but that’s it.

        • KCMC

          data site set up reported to be unsecured.
          How could anyone consider that?

          • Damn and blast! We just might as well go ahead and hang a sign around Ol’ Lady Liberty’s neck, that we are now an outpost of Putin-land.

          • William

            ‘Under New Managementski’

          • Dagoril

            Why secure the site when they’re just going to hand the data over to the Russians anyway?

        • David Walker

          PA Democratic governor Wolf has told them to shove off, too.

        • pch1013
        • William

          Texas refused? I’m shocked! Abbott, Patrick and Paxton have been in a shoving match to see who gets to lick Trump’s ass.

          • MaryJOGrady

            Thankfully, none of them is Texas’s secretary of state, who controls access to the info demanded.

    • pch1013

      Another fun fact: Kobach was mentored by former US Attorney General John Ashcroft, a notorious Christo-fascist whose son is the current Secretary of State of Missouri, which *just happens* to be the only state that has thus far explicitly said it *will* share all the data the fake president’s fake commission on fake voter fraud has asked for.

      • FAEN

        I love how if Obama had suggested this(he wouldn’t have)Missouri would have been screaming about states rights and big government. But since it’s the BLOTUS Doll Hands it’s just fine.

    • FAEN

      I hate that Nazi as much as I hate the KKKeebler Nazi.

    • John30013

      I’m really shocked that Mississippi is out in front of my sorry state of Georgia on this. Our SOS has agreed to provide some of the info the stupid commission requested.

  • 2guysnamedjoe

    Maybe he’s worried that his pro-drumpf finagling with the voter rolls will be exposed.

    • Ross

      Just what I thought, too.

    • Uncle Mark

      Maybe Putin wants a copy to fine tune where the future hacks must happen…or to get SSN information to more easily steal from Americans.

  • Tomcat

    Didn’t hackers just get all the GOP voter rolls recently? They must be trying to increase their rolls.

  • Lars Littlefield

    OT: Ari is talking stuff in Sustern’s old MSNBC spot. The air is clear and the sun is happily shining.

    • Tomcat

      Yea, I don’t have to watch Wolfe anymore.

      • Lars Littlefield

        πŸ™‚

    • UrsusArctos

      Nice! MAYBE someone @ NBC is seeing starved for decent news liberals and moderates will make killer ratings in the era of 45*. I have despised GvS for ages. She’s a concern troll of the highest order. I didn’t even know that was a thetan level until she came along.

  • Tomcat

    I miss our usual Friday night news dump. Was hoping for some good news for a change. Something like trump tripped over his massive ego and broke his neck.

    • Gianni

      I would just have to tune into Hannity to hear him break that news as he dabs at his eyes with a tissue.

    • UrsusArctos

      Your keyboard to FSM’s noodley appendage.

    • Brian Burleson

      The day’s not over.

  • Jukesgrrl

    Interesting that even states that try mightily to remove certain citizens from the voter rolls are not down with the Federal attempt to do same. Are they afraid the Feds don’t hate the same people they do?

    • Snarkaholic

      Or maybe they’re afraid of what the government will do to them after finding out that the Fido, Spot, Fleabag, and Fluffy Smith that they listed on their tax returns/registered to vote aren’t their HUMAN children.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    Here’s a picture of my old dog wanting to go for a walk…. she doesn’t care about Trump.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c4e53a296b2e90f586335a9ce147c36e1d6def39bc0c714f886930e7a58a491d.jpg

    • Joe in PA

      Such a face! How can you stand not hugging that dog?

      • liondon#iamnotatraitor

        she’s 12 & 1/2 yo now

    • Cuberly

      Good doggie πŸ˜‰

    • Ninja0980

      Took my parent’s dog for a walk earlier, she also could care less about Trump.

    • Tomcat

      I love dogs and cats because they don’t care what ones color is or what ones beliefs are as long as they get love, food and rest.

      • Brian Burleson
        • One day, my same aged cousin and I were tired of being saddled with having to care for his little brother, we were about 7-8. Earlier that day we had seen a box with free kittens sitting by the roadside…..So we wrote on an empty box, FREE BABY! We plopped him into the box and waited for someone to take that brat off our hands. Needless to say, it didn’t go over well with the grownups….

          • Todd20036

            7-8 year olds shouldn’t be held responsible with taking care of a 3 year old.

          • Absolutely! If he whined, we got our legs smacked, if he got dirty, we got our legs smacked. And this boy was no dummy, if he asked for something we weren’t allowed to give him, he would whine….getting our legs smacked. It’s no wonder we tried to give him away!

    • FAEN

      Give her a big hug and kiss from me.

      • liondon#iamnotatraitor

        done

        • FAEN

          Yay! 🐢❀️🐢❀️🐢

  • Cuberly
    • Tomcat

      Cute.

    • djcoastermark

      O-M-G I am in love.

    • Todd20036

      Cool tattoos on the young lady, too

  • Snarky

    They want to cross-check state voter rolls with information Putin gave them to make sure everyone’s databases agree. Makes the shenanigans even easier for 2018!

  • justmeeeee

    But Tejas will comply, fasho’ fasho’.

  • A republican Sec of State with balls. Joining other states in refusing to cooperate. Good.

  • Tomcat

    OT: Reminder that medical jobs are dropping like flies.

    http://www.dailyjobcuts.com/

    • Tomcat

      This is a good site to bookmark for daily checking.

  • leastyebejudged

    States with transparency laws have already given them what they asked for since it’s mostly public information already. So I wouldn’t take Mississippi’s reaction as being what it appears to be at face value if I were you.

  • kaydenpat

    Can you imagine the uproar had President Obama created such a fake commission and asked for the voting record and SSN of every single voter in the country? Rightwingers would still be rioting. This is outrageous.

    I know we’re going through a hot summer but we really need to organize nationwide protests about this. In fact, given Trump’s outrageousness, we should protest at least once every month because these jokers need to know that everyone isn’t cool with their foolishness.

    • Protests good. General strikes would be better.

      • kaydenpat

        True. We need to do something. I feel that the protests which rocked the country when he was first inaugurated were great so we have to keep them going.

  • In addition to Kansas Secretary of State Kobach being barred by law from complying with his own request, the head of this bogus voting commission is Mike Pence.

    https://twitter.com/BraddJaffy/status/880855717518901248

    • KnownDonorDad

      Hang this albatross from Pence’s neck, and hang it good.

  • leastyebejudged

    That is is even legal to request some of this data should cause you to call up your own reps and have a little talk with them about privacy.

  • Brian Burleson

    To paraphrase, when you lose MS, you’re fucked. And rightly so. This is going nowhere fast.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I just find it’s seriously eyebrow raising when even a hardcore red state person who’s part of a red state administration gives the finger to a GOP president. I wonder if even they are worried the info will go straight to Putin.

  • KnownDonorDad

    This voter fraud commission is based on Trump’s Alex Jonesian delusion that 3 to 5 million people voted illegally in the last election. The more red states that turn down the request, the better.

  • Lars Littlefield

    There’s not enough bourbon in Kentucky to make Trump’s seem reasonable. “Alison Grimes, Kentucky Attorney General talking about a national voter fraud database.

  • DaddyRay

    Giving the GOP / Trump all of this voter information will not be misused …. honest, you have Trump’s word

  • Tomcat

    Could it be that Trump has been contacted by a Nigerian Prince that requested this information in order to send Trump billions? He would fall for that one.

  • KQCA

    Oh yeah, he’s very helpful in bringing a divided nation together. Someone hand him some toilet tissue, he needs to wipe his mouth.

  • agcons

    OK, a foreigner who has known nothing but paper ballots at all levels of government really wants to ask how anyone else would know how you voted. All my government can determine is that I’m a registered voter, and that I exercised that right.

    Do those goddamned electronic machines keep a record of who you are and which icon you swiped? Really?

    • UrsusArctos

      It’s easy to track party affiliation patterns from seeing which primaries you voted in. Primary voting is public information. Although that tool is losing steam, since in a LOT of “flyover country” there’s not any Democrats to vote for. If you want a voice, you have to vote in the GOP primary then Dem in the general.

  • Tom000

    Isn’t this the same group that is so afraid of gun registration?

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    I find it interesting even a GOPer from Mississippi basically saying this is bullshit.

  • William

    My guess is Russia already has this information from some of the states, in various encrypted formats. The easiest way to reverse engineer the encryption is to have the data in before and after versions.

  • leastyebejudged

    Nevada has legal recreational weed, as of midnight.

    The times they are a changin’.

    • William

      Jeffy Sessions will be coming to get you!

  • TimJ

    When Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson suggested last year that the country’s voting infrastructure should be considered “critical infrastructure” the right-wing went nuts. Government takeover! Now they twist and turn trying to justify Kobach. Good on the states that are telling him to take a hike (or jump in the Gulf of Mexico).

  • William

    Texas will be sending information that is considered public, such as name, address and political party, as well as voting method (absentee, provisional, early) and
    registration effective date. It will not be turning over partial Social Security numbers.

    Putin will have to get that information by other methods.

  • stvnc44

    Well Mr. Delbert, if they jump in, or are thrown in, please keep them corralled near your state beaches.
    I’m in Texas and we have way more than ignominious ignoramus’s to go around.