PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to turn over documents related to the disbanded voting integrity commission to Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap.
The opinion issued Wednesday rejects the commission's contention that Dunlap, a Democrat, is no longer entitled to documents now that the commission is dissolved.
The judge previously sided with Dunlap, saying he should have access to the documents, before the panel was disbanded in January. Dunlap said the new opinion ensures that the documents will be made public. It sets a July 18 deadline for documents to be produced.
Trump, a Republican, convened the commission to investigate the 2016 presidential election after making unsubstantiated claims that between 3 million and 5 million illegally cast ballots had cost him the popular vote, which Democrat Hillary Clinton won.