ACLU sues Trump over voter fraud commission

The lawsuit was filed Monday

FILE - In this March 15, 2016, file photo, people line up to vote in the primary at a precinct in Bradfordton, Il. State election officials from across the U.S. are gathering this weekend in Indianapolis amid an uproar over a White House commission investigating allegations of voter fraud and heightened concern about Russian attempts to interfere with last fall's election. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump’s commission investigating election fraud of failing to comply with a law designed to ensure public accountability.

The lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Washington says the commission held its first meeting without notifying or making the meeting open to the public.

The lawsuit says the commission also failed to make meeting records public.

The ACLU says that violates the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The lawsuit also says the commission is improperly stacked with individuals who’ve supported Trump’s statements on illegal voting.

Department of Justice spokesman Ian Prior wrote in an email that the office is reviewing the complaint. He declined further comment.

The commission’s request for the release of voter data has prompted other lawsuits.