A US federal appeals court has rejected a legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s voter fraud commission over its collection of voter data.
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday that the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) watchdog group lacks the legal standing to sue the commission for alleged violations of the 2002 E-Government Act.
EPIC had said that under federal law, the commission had to conduct a privacy-impact assessment before collecting personal data. However, the court ruled that the privacy law at issue was meant to protect individuals, not groups like EPIC.
Judge Stephen Williams wrote that EPIC is “not a voter” and represents no voters, so it cannot sue the commission known as the President’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.
Williams said EPIC “has suffered no informational or organizational injury from the defendants’ failure to produce an…