When President Trump’s commission to look into the allegations of voter fraud and illegal voters in last November’s elections, requested voter registration data from every state, most states refused. It’s not surprising that Democrat controlled states would refuse, but many Republican controlled states have also refused. They claim it’s privacy violation to share that data with the federal government, but at least one state is cooperating.
A federal judge in Washington heard arguments Friday on whether to block President Trump’s voting commission from collecting voter data from 50 states and the District, as government lawyers announced that Arkansas is the only state so far to turn over requested data.
U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the District said she would rule as quickly as possible on the request for a temporary restraining order to halt the data collection sought by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in its lawsuit against the commission.
EPIC, a watchdog group, late Friday formally added the Department of Defense — which operates a website to which the commission asks states to send their information — as a defendant to its lawsuit that already challenged the commission over what the group argues is an “unprecedented” White House invasion of Americans’ privacy.
I wouldn’t count on Judge Kollar-Kotelly to rule in Trump’s favor as she was appointed to the US District Court by former President Bill Clinton. She also has a record of ruling on liberal agenda instead of rule of law. Therefore, I would be shocked if she ruled in Trump’s favor. I often ask what’s the difference if one government agency has the information, then why is it such a big deal for the federal government to also have it? Are the state governments any more trustworthy than the federal government? In many cases, no!