Maryland Deputy Secretary of State Luis E. Borunda has resigned from President Trump’s controversial panel probing alleged voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election, The Baltimore Sun reports.
Borunda, a former Baltimore County school board member, reportedly informed Gov. Larry Hogan (R) that he has resigned from the Trump administration’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, the governor’s spokesman Doug Mayer told the paper.
“He informed our office he has resigned from the commission,” Mayer said.
In May, Trump created the panel in an executive order to investigate his widely debunked claim that millions of illegal votes cost him the popular vote in November’s election.
Letters were sent last week to the 50 secretaries of state across the country requesting names, addresses, birth dates and party affiliations of registered voters in each state. The panel also requested felony convictions, military statuses, the last four digits of Social Security numbers and voting records dating back to 2006.
In a letter to Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R), who serves as the vice chair of Trump’s advisory commission on election integrity, the Maryland state administrator of elections declined to fulfill the commission’s request calling it “repugnant.”
“Disclosure of some of the information encompassed by your request may be prohibited under State and/or federal law,” Linda Lamone wrote. “Accordingly, I am denying your request.”
“I find this request for the personal information of millions of Marylanders repugnant,” Frosh said. “It appears designed only to intimidate voters and to indulge President Trump’s fantasy that he won the popular vote.
“Repeating incessantly a false story of expansive voter fraud, and then creating a commission to rule that narrative, does not make it any more true.”