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Texas judge blocks state from turning over voter data to Trump's voter fraud commission

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A Texas judge has issued a temporary restraining order blocking the state from turning over voter information to a voter fraud commission established by President Donald Trump.

Judge Tim Sulak of Travis County, which includes the state capital of Austin, issued the order on Tuesday, the Daily Beast reports in a story noted by The Hill.

Sulak said that turning over the information could violate Texas law because there are not “appropriate precautions to safeguard the privacy and security of that information.”

The commission, led by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, is seeking information that includes voting history, partial Social Security numbers and past felony convictions.

Sulak ruled in a suit by the League of Women Voters and the Texas State Conference of the NAACP.

See also: “ACLU suit says election commission is designed to bolster false claim about Trump’s election win”

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