Wednesday, December 27, 2017

US court rejects challenge to Trump’s voter fraud commission

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An electronic privacy advocacy group is “not a voter” and lacks the standing to sue the Trump administration’s voter fraud commission over the collection of voter data, a federal judge has ruled.

Judge Stephen Williams, of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, ruled Tuesday that the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) could not show that it was harmed by President Donald Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which has requested all states provide voter information such as names, addresses and Social Security numbers.

EPIC had argued that the commission, created by an executive order in May, was violating the 2002 E-Government Act and committing “unlawful agency action.” The nonprofit had claimed the commission was required to release an impact assessment on privacy implications. Judge Williams disagreed.

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