A lawsuit has been filed against Trump’s voter fraud panel. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, tell you why. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“A U.S. privacy group doesn’t have the legal right to seek a court order to block President Donald Trump’s election-integrity commission from collecting voter data because it doesn’t meet the necessary requirements, an appeals court ruled.
The Electronic Privacy Information Center “is not a voter,” the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington said Tuesday. “As far as the record shows, it has no traditional membership, let alone members who are voters. Unsurprisingly, then, it does not claim standing on behalf of any voter whose data is likely to be collected.”
The group also failed to show it suffered any injury as a result of the voter-data collection effort, the panel said.
The nonprofit group, whose stated mission is “to focus public attention on emerging privacy and civil liberties issues,” sued the panel in July to halt its attempt to gather publicly available voter data from states, including names, addresses, birth dates and the final four digits of social security numbers. Trump created the panel in May after claiming he lost the popular vote to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton because of fraud.
EPIC argued that the panel acted unlawfully by not first “creating, reviewing, and publishing a privacy impact assessment.” The appeals court found that the group is unable to assert those claims.
U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly in July rejected the privacy group’s challenge to the collection effort and its demand that the commission reveal how the data will be safeguarded, marking a rare win for an administration that’s been ensnared in litigation over the president’s immigration, environmental and regulatory agendas.”
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