Luis Borunda, Maryland’s deputy Secretary of State, has resigned from the Trump administration’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity which was commissioned by President Trump to investigate possible voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election.
A spokesman for Gov. Larry Hogan (R) told The Baltimore Sun that Borunda had resigned from the panel.
“He informed our office he has resigned from the commission,” Doug Mayer said.
Trump established the 15-person commission in May after claiming that millions of people cast illegal votes for Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent in last year’s election.
Last week, the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity sent letters to the 50 secretaries of state across the nation requesting information regarding voters.
Requested information included names, addresses, birth dates and party affiliations of registered voters in each state. Felony convictions, military statuses, the last four digits of Social Security numbers and voting records dating back to 2006 were also sought.
Hogan’s spokesperson noted that Borunda joined Trump’s commission “on his own,” and was not appointed to the post by the governor.
Some found the announcement of Borunda’s role on the panel curious since Maryland’s office of the Secretary of State does not deal with voter registration or overseeing elections.
The Maryland state administrator of elections has formally declined to fulfill the commission’s request for information.
On Monday, the state of Arizona shockingly reversed it’s position to assist the commission. For more details, click here.
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