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Tyler Richard, (402) 476-8091x104,
Bri McLarty Huppert, (402) 904-5191,

September 20, 2017

LINCOLN, Neb – Yesterday the Nebraska Secretary of State’s office announced that the Trump Administration’s Election Integrity Commission had not met requirements under Nebraska law for release of private voter information.

ACLU of Nebraska Executive Director Danielle Conrad had the following reaction:

“The voters of Nebraska have spoken loudly and clearly: the private information of Nebraskans should not be handed over to this sham commission. The ACLU applauds Sec. of State John Gale and his office for listening to the people of Nebraska. By following the steps outlined in Nebraska law, the Sec. of State’s office is demonstrating their faith in the integrity of Nebraska’s election system – a faith we should all share. Nebraskans should continue to be vigilant and ask Sec. Gale to hold firm and keep private information private.”

Bri McLarty Huppert, director of voting rights with Nebraskans for Civic Reform had the following reaction:

"We have had concerns about this commission from the beginning. In light of Equifax, Nebraskans are right to be concerned about their personal data and voter registration information being shared with the commission. We commend Secretary Gale on his decision to protect the personal data entrusted to him and uphold Nebraska law."