Bill Sizemore and Julian Walker report:
The kNOw Campaign, the source of an aborted mass mailing that would have disclosed many Virginians’ personal voting history days before the Nov. 3 election, is defying the State Board of Elections’ demand that it reveal where the data came from.In an escalating battle, the nonprofit group sued the state board Friday on constitutional grounds.
The group had planned a personalized mailing to 350,000 Virginia households in the week before the election detailing the recipients’ voting history in recent elections and that of their neighbors. The mailing would have disclosed only who voted in a given election, not how they voted.
The mailing was halted at the last minute amid indications that the voter information may have been acquired illegally.
Read more in The Virginian-Pilot.