A federal judge ruled Monday that President Trump's voter fraud commission may continue collecting state voter information.
U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly denied a watchdog group's request to halt the collection of voter registration information from 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Electronic Privacy Information Center, a nonprofit focused on privacy rights, sought to prohibit further collection of information and asked the commission to "delete and disgorge any voter roll data already collected or hereafter received."
It is another court win for the commission, which is headed by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Kollar-Kotelly previously denied an injunction sought by the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law to open a July 19 meeting to anyone who would like to attend.
Kobach has asked every state and the District of Columbia for voter registration data including the names, addresses, birthdays, the last four digits of Social Security numbers if they are available, voter history and other personal information. Numerous states have at least partially denied the request.