The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Monday in Miami seeking to prevent President Donald Trump’s voter-fraud commission from collecting voter data it is seeking from all 50 states.
The lawsuit was filed against the Presidential Advisory Commission for Voter Integrity, along with Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, chair and vice chair of the commission, as well as Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner.
ACLU of Florida Executive Director Howard Simon said in a statement that the data request from the Trump commission is unprecedented.
“Never before has an agency of the federal government, operating behind closed doors, attempted to amass a federal database of every voter in America,” he said in a statement accompanying the lawsuit filed in the Miami federal court. “This goes beyond any authority the Commission has under the Constitution, federal law, or even the executive order President Trump issued to establish it.”
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