A United States federal appeals court has rejected a US advocacy group’s attempt to block President Donald Trump’s voter fraud panel, according to a ruling issued on Tuesday in Washington, DC.
In its ruling, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) lacks legal standing to sue Trump’s PresidentialAdvisory Commission on Election Integrity.
“Specifically, we uphold the denial of a preliminary injunction because EPIC has not shown a substantial likelihood of standing,” the ruling said.
It added that EPIC was “not a voter” and the group had not been injured by the commission’s attempt to collect voter data for its investigation.
EPIC had sought an injunction to prevent the commission from collecting voter data from 50 US states, but a lower court denied the request. Tuesday’s ruling came in response to EPIC’s appeal of the lower court’s decision.