Local voter advocacy groups secured a temporary restraining order preventing the Texas Secretary of State from disclosing voter data, which would have violated state law that protects the privacy of Texans.
Brennan Center findings dismantle a key resource that Trump’s “Election Integrity” Commission relies on to justify baseless claims — by President Trump and some of the panel’s members — of rampant voter fraud.
Plaintiffs respectfully submitted in the brief that since the U.S. Election Assistance Commission was split over the executive director's authority in the issue, it is time for the court to move forward and address the merits of the case.
State law requires individuals or entities to adhere to specific guidelines about how other personal information will be used. Those can't be honored if the information is given over to the commission as has been requested.
The Texas Secretary of State indicated he would provide “public information” to the president's commission. Plaintiffs argue that's illegal as described since state law requires numerous steps to protect against the data being used improperly.
Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson said she will give some voter information to the Commission on "Election Integrity," but Indiana civic groups and others argue in a lawsuit submitted to Lake County court that doing so violates state law.
A letter requesting personal information on U.S. voters threatens to violate individual privacy, and further justifies concerns that the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity was conceived to drive voter suppression efforts.