Nearly 3,400 Colorado voters canceled their voter registrations following the request by President Donald Trump's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity that all 50 states provide details about registrants, The Denver Post reported Thursday.
Colorado's Republican Secretary of State Wayne Williams said in a statement he hoped those who canceled their registration would reconsider.
"It's my hope that folks who withdrew their registration will re-register, particularly once they realize that no confidential information will be provided and that the parties and presidential candidates already have the same publicly available information from the 2016 election cycle," Williams stated.
County election officials told the Post there were two primary reasons people gave for pulling their registration — they don't trust the voter commission and they didn't realize how much personal information their registration contained.
Trump established the panel in May in an effort to uncover instances of voter fraud, but a legal challenge over the commission's request has placed the issue on hold.