Voter Data “SAFE” Site Not So Safe?

It’s been widely publicized that Kris Kobach, Vice Chair of the Presidential Adivsory Commission on Election Integrity, recently sent a letter to all State Secretaries requesting voter data for every state, including “the full first and last names of all registrants, middle names or initials if available, addresses, dates of birth, political party (if recorded in your state), last four digits of social security number if available, voter history (elections voted in) from 2006 onward, active/inactive status, cancelled status, information regarding any felony convictions, information regarding voter registration in another state, information regarding military status, and overseas citizen information.”

The letter goes on to offer two ways to submit this information to the Commission:

  1. By submitting responses electronically via email (not safe) or
  2. Uploading data to a “SAFE” FTP website at https://safe.amrdec.army.mil/safe/Welcome.aspx

Well, here’s a screenshot of what I was getting a little earlier today on that website – along with an error message saying the site is “Not secure” and that the connection is “not private”:

Several hours later, the page seems to be fixed, though occasionally reverts to that error message. In addtion, here’s what the home page shows me in my Chrome browser:

AMR MIL homepage

And finally, here’s the body of the full letter from Kris Kobach:

voter data page 1 voter data page 2

Someone at the Commission, the White House and maybe even the U. S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) might want to check and make sure that the SAFE site actually is …safe.