Members of Georgia's Legislative Black Caucus have had enough with President Donald Trump and his election panel.
The Associated Press reports that the Black Caucus in Georgia, comprised of completely of Democrats who serve in the state's House and Senate, said that there is no valid reason as to why the federal government would request such extensive personal voter information.
If you'll recall, during the 2016 election, Donald Trump said that the election was "rigged." Now, as president, Trump has put together the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which is supposed to eliminate voter fraud and make sure that no election is ever "rigged" again.
As its first act, the commission requested extensive voter data from all 50 states. Few states reacted well, but so far state officials have used polite political language.
Georgia's Black Caucus isn't playing that.
"Let's call it the way we see it," Rep. Roger Bruce of Atlanta said. "So far, this president and this administration have not told the truth about anything."
Bruce and his fellow caucus members are accusing the administration of attempting to scare people from voting under the cover of rooting out voter fraud, and said that the commission's actions so far are reminiscent of their state's history of suppressing black voters using so-called literacy tests in order to vote.
The information the commission is seeking includes voting histories, military service, last four digits of Social Security numbers, party affiliations and felony convictions.
Abroad for the G20 conference this week, Trump muddied the water with respect to whether or not the commission is even necessary by bringing the country that's been a constant source of trouble for him into the conversation.
"I think it very well could be Russia but I think it could very well have been other countries," CNN reported Trump as saying. "I think a lot of people interfere."
So was it voter fraud or Russia that ruined the election?
Or maybe it wasn't either.
"I think a lot of people interfere," the president said helpfully. "I think it was Russia but I think it was probably other people and or countries … Nobody really knows. Nobody really knows for sure."
Except maybe the Obama administration and our national intelligence agencies?
Regarding the voting fraud allegations, Georgia's Republican Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, says his office will provide the commission with a copy of Georgia's registered voter file, as it is permitted by law.
Despite the Black Caucus' concerns, the registered voter file will be given to the commission because it is available to anyone who wants it.
It is, however, not free, and the commission will have to pay $250 for it, just like any member of the public.
As far as the other things the commission wants, the Black Caucus scores wins. State law prohibits the release of voters' birthdays, Social Security numbers, license numbers and the location where the voter voted.
Still, the commission ought to be glad they're getting anything from Georgia at all. 14 other states and Washington, D.C. have said they're not handing over anything.