Democrat tries forcing Trump voter panel to provide records

Vice President Mike Pence, left, accompanied by Vice-Chair Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, right, speaks during the first meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

AUGUSTA, Maine — A member of President Donald Trump’s voter fraud commission is asking a federal judge to issue an injunction to force the group to give him documents about what it is doing.

Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap is one of four Democrats on the Republican president’s 11-member commission. He wants the judge to compel the commission to turn over the documents now and in the future so he can “fully participate” in its work.

Dunlap’s request comes in the wake of his federal lawsuit involving what he says is a lack of information from the commission. The Portland Press Herald reports Dunlap says federal law requires commissioners receive equal information about the commission’s work.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a Republican who serves as the commission’s vice chair, has called Dunlap’s lawsuit baseless.