Democratic gubernatorial candidate Billie Sutton appears to agree with me that that South Dakota Democrats can win by attacking the Trump/Kobach commission’s attempted invasion of our privacy in its overreaching request for state voter records. From Team Sutton’s latest fundraising e-mail:
The Federal Government seems to have forgotten the long-standing American value of respecting states rights when they demanded your personal voter data from every state in the country.
Join me in saying no to this attempted invasion of your privacy and attack on our right to vote!
Despite study after study conclusively indicating that voter fraud is not a significant problem, the administration in Washington DC persists with their commission.
We must stand up to ensure that this data is not used to suppress voters in this or any state of the union.
The request may be on a temporary hold for now, but we must not be complacent. As governor, I promise to do everything in my power to protect the constitutionally guaranteed right to vote for all citizens of South Dakota [Billie Sutton, campaign e-mail, 2017.07.13].
You can ask candidate Sutton more about his desire to protect you from Trump and the feds at his meet-and-greet at Falls Park in Sioux Falls next Wednesday, July 19, starting at 6:30 p.m. Feel free to ask Sutton’s Republican opponents (Kristi Noem, Marty Jackley, Lora Hubbel, Terry LaFleur) if, as avowed limited-government conservatives, they share Sutton’s concern about Trumpitarian overreach.