Miami Herald by Amy Sherman
July 18, 2017
A Miami federal judge ruled Monday that Florida election officials can only send public data to President Donald Trump‘s voter fraud commission.
U.S. District Court Judge Marcia Cooke declined a request by the the ACLU to issue a temporary restraining order to ban the commission from meeting Tuesday, according to a press release from the ACLU.
Cooke’s ruling leaves the battle over the commission essentially in status quo.
In June, the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity’s vice chair Kris Kobach asked states to send publicly available voter roll data by July 14th. Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner initially said that he would provide data that is publicly available — but not private information such as driver’s license and social security numbers.