NJ election officials review Trump voter data request

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State election officials say that they are reviewing a request from President Donald Trump’s voting commission for voter data.

The commission Trump established to investigate allegations of voter fraud in the 2016 elections sent a letter seeking detailed information from all 50 states. Many states have refused to comply at all.

New Jersey Division of Elections director Robert Giles said in a statement Wednesday that no information will be released unless it is publicly available and follows the appropriate legal process for information requests. He says nothing has been released yet.

Democratic lawmakers in New Jersey want the state to refuse to release information requested by Trump's commission.

Democrats and even some Republicans across the country have slammed the request.

New Jersey's elections are overseen by Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, who is currently running to replace Gov. Chris Christie. A campaign spokesman says that Guadagno has recused herself from all election matters.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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