Jul 252017
 
 July 25, 2017  Court, Govt

Matthew Haag reports:

A federal judge on Monday cleared the way for President Trump’s commission on voter fraud to proceed in gathering personal data on the nation’s voters, denying one of the major legal challenges aimed at stopping the collection effort.

The panel, which was created after the president falsely claimed that millions of illegal votes cost him the popular vote in 2016, has come under siege from many organizations that have filed lawsuits accusing the commission of violating federal privacy laws. The judge’s decision on Monday delivered a setback to the opposition, which has objected to the commission’s expansive request for the personal and public data about the country’s 200 million voters.

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