Tags: Voting Rights | texas | voter information | election commission | judge | blocks

Texas Judge Blocks State From Sharing Voter Info With Election Commission

Texas Judge Blocks State From Sharing Voter Info With Election Commission
Voters line up before the polls open at the Ben Hur Shrine Temple in Austin, Texas, on Nov. 8, 2016. (Jay Janner/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 04 October 2017 05:15 PM

A Texas district court judge issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday that bans the state from sharing voter information with the White House's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, the Daily Beast reports.

The commission in July asked for voter roll data, including names, dates of birth, voter history, information regarding felony convictions, information regarding voter registration in another state, military status, overseas citizen information, party info for every voter, and the last four digits of the registered voters' Social Security numbers.

But Judge Sulak, the Texas judge, issued a restraining order because the release of the information "may imminently violate" Texas law since there are not "appropriate precautions to safeguard the privacy and security of that information."

Trump's commission was formed in June via an executive order by the president to prove that illegal votes cost him the popular vote in the November election. Most of the U.S. states objected to providing the information, and the Texas State Conference of the NAACP and League of Women Voters challenged the Trump administration in court, with the restraining order a response to that lawsuit.

Trump has blasted the states, asking "what are they trying to hide."

© 2018 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Newsfront
A Texas district court judge issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday that bans the state from sharing voter information with the White House's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, the Daily Beast reports.
texas, voter information, election commission, judge, blocks
197
2017-15-04
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 05:15 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved