Miami Herald by Amy Sherman
July 28, 2017
Florida provided voter-roll data to President Donald Trump’s election-fraud commission Friday despite a lawsuit by the ACLU of Florida attempting to prevent the state from providing the information.
Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner complied with the request by the commission after a federal judge in Washington, D.C., cleared the way Monday for the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity to resume its effort to collect voter data from all states. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly rejected a request by the Electronic Privacy Information Center to block the data collection.
“Today the Department of State pursuant to Florida law fulfilled the public records request that we received from the Presidential Advisory Commission,” said Sarah Revell, Detzner’s spokeswoman. “As we have said all along, we will follow Florida law and will only submit information that is already available and regularly provided to anyone who requests it.”
ACLU spokesman Baylor Johnson said its lawsuit will still proceed.
“This case isn’t just about the fact that the federal government is collecting data on voters, but also how they’re doing it,” he said. “We look forward to continuing to fight to protect people’s privacy and right to vote.” [READ MORE]