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A list of coronavirus-related election litigation in USA

general election, 2020, USA, president, lawsuit

Maintained by Daily Kos Elections Updates/Corrections: @PoliticsWolf Last updated 2-Nov; Updates in last week highlighted in gold

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Alaska Alaska Center Education Fund v. Fenumiai Absentee ballot signature-curing Voting advocates State Lower court ruled against plaintiffs, who have yet to indicate if they will appeal 15-Oct https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/23/1989088/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-Supreme-Court-poised-to-upend-federalism-itself-to-gut-voting-protections#10

Arkansas League of Women Voters of Arkansas v. Thurston Absentee ballot signature-matching Lawyers' Committee, League of Women Voters Federal Lower court ruled against plaintiffs, who have yet to indicate if they will appeal 27-Oct https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/30/1991211/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-Key-2020-court-battles-take-shape-as-Supreme-Court-threat-to-mail-votes-looms#4

Arkansas Wince v. Thurston Absentee ballot counting Arkansas voters State Pending before lower court 23-Oct https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/30/1991211/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-Key-2020-court-battles-take-shape-as-Supreme-Court-threat-to-mail-votes-looms#4

Delaware League of Women Voters of Del. v. Del. Dep’t of Elections Absentee ballot receipt deadline ACLU, League of Women Voters State Lower court ruled against plaintiffs 9-Oct https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/16/1987162/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-New-report-finds-felony-disenfranchisement-bans-5-million-people-from-voting#8

Indiana Tully v. Okeson Absentee voting excuse requirement (for November) Vote-by-mail advocates Federal Appeals court rejected allowing no-excuse absentee voting 7-Oct https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/9/1985242/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-Using-Jim-Crow-logic-federal-court-greenlights-age-discrimination-in-voting

Indiana Common Cause Indiana v. Lawson Absentee ballot postmarks Common Cause, NAACP Federal Appeals court stayed lower court ruling that had ordered state to count postmarked ballots that are received within 10 days 13-Oct https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/9/1985242/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-Using-Jim-Crow-logic-federal-court-greenlights-age-discrimination-in-voting

Indiana Common Cause Indiana v. Lawson Polling place hours Common Cause Federal Appeals court reversed lower court ruling that gave voters standing to sue to seek extended Election Day polling hours in the event of voting problems, leaving only officials with the ability to sue 23-Oct https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/23/1989088/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-Supreme-Court-poised-to-upend-federalism-itself-to-gut-voting-protections#11

Iowa League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa v. Pate Absentee ballot drop boxes Latino voter advocates and national Democrats State Lower court upheld GOP's limit on drop boxes 29-Oct https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/2/1983038/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-Texas-GOP-launches-attack-on-Dems-and-voters-of-color-by-limiting-mail-voting#20

Michigan Michigan Alliance for Retired Americans v. Benson Absentee ballot access (postage, postmark, community collection) National Democrats and civic orgnizations State Appeals court overturned lower court ruling that had allowed ballots to count if postmarked by the day before Election Day and received up to two weeks afterward 16-Oct https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/16/1987162/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-New-report-finds-felony-disenfranchisement-bans-5-million-people-from-voting#14

Michigan Election Integrity Fund v. Benson Online absentee ballot applications Thomas More Society State Lower court rejected GOP activists' lawsuit 26-Oct https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/9/11/1976835/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-Court-upholds-Florida-GOP-s-poll-tax-preventing-775-000-citizens-from-voting#11

Michigan Johnson v. Benson Absentee ballot receipt deadline State Republicans Federal Pending before lower court 29-Sep https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/2/1983038/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-Texas-GOP-launches-attack-on-Dems-and-voters-of-color-by-limiting-mail-voting#23

Michigan RNC v. Benson Absentee ballot community collection National and state Republicans State Pending before Court of Claims 24-Sep https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/2/1983038/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-Texas-GOP-launches-attack-on-Dems-and-voters-of-color-by-limiting-mail-voting#23

Minnesota Carson v. Simon Absentee ballot receipt deadline State Republicans Federal Lower court rejected GOP's motion for preliminary injunction; GOP is appealing and appeals court held arguments on Oct. 27 12-Oct https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/16/1987162/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-New-report-finds-felony-disenfranchisement-bans-5-million-people-from-voting#15

Minnesota Donald Trump for President, Inc. v. Simon Absentee ballot postmarks (keeping ballots separated) Trump campaign and national Republicans State Pending before state Supreme Court 28-Oct

Missouri Organization for Black Struggle v. Ashcroft Absentee ballot in-person return ban Voting advocates Federal Appeals court stayed lower court ruling that had let voters return their mail ballots in-person instead of just by mail 22-Oct https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/23/1989088/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-Supreme-Court-poised-to-upend-federalism-itself-to-gut-voting-protections#14

Nevada Kraus v. Cegavske Absentee ballot counting in Clark County Trump campaign and state Republicans State Lower court rejected GOP's requests 2-Nov https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/23/1989088/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-Supreme-Court-poised-to-upend-federalism-itself-to-gut-voting-protections#16

New Jersey Monmouth County Republican Committee v. Way Absentee ballot receipt deadline Monmouth County GOP State Pending before lower court 24-Sep https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/2/1983038/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-Texas-GOP-launches-attack-on-Dems-and-voters-of-color-by-limiting-mail-voting#29

North Carolina DSCC v. North Carolina State Bd. of Elections Absentee ballot cure period National and state Democrats State Pending before lower court 8-Sep https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/9/11/1976835/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-Court-upholds-Florida-GOP-s-poll-tax-preventing-775-000-citizens-from-voting#16

North Carolina North Carolina NAACP v. North Carolina State Board of Elections Electronic voting machines and paper ballots NAACP, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law State Lower court rejected requiring paper ballots; plaintiffs appealing to state Supreme Court 20-Aug https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/8/21/1971289/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-Judge-tosses-GOP-s-deceptive-summary-of-measure-to-gut-redistricting-reform#20

North Carolina Democracy North Carolina v. North Carolina State Board of Elections Absentee ballot witness/notary requirement, electronic absentee requests, voter registration deadline, early voting hours League of Women Voters Federal Lower court refused to waive the witness notary/requirement, allow electronic absentee requests, alter the registration deadline, or increase early voting hours, but it did require the state to let voters "cure" any issues with their absentee ballot signatures or witness information; federal court blocked settlement agreement letting voters sign affidavit for missing witness signature 14-Oct https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/16/1987162/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-New-report-finds-felony-disenfranchisement-bans-5-million-people-from-voting#17

North Carolina Stringer v. North Carolina Absentee ballot access (postage, postmarks, signature-matching, witness requirement), early voting National Democrats State Pending before lower court 8-Jul https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/7/10/1959795/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-Conservative-judges-deal-twin-setbacks-to-democracy-in-two-Wisconsin-cases#20

North Carolina North Carolina Alliance for Retired Americans v. North Carolina; Berger v. North Carolina State Board of Elections Absentee ballot access (postage, postmarks, signature-matching, witness requirement) Several voters State State Supreme Court rejected GOP's request to stay to the state's settlement on signature-cure claims; U.S. Supreme Court refused to stay extension of absentee postmark receipt deadline 29-Oct https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/23/1989088/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-Supreme-Court-poised-to-upend-federalism-itself-to-gut-voting-protections#17

North Carolina Moore v. Circosta and Wise v. North Carolina State Board of Elections Absentee ballot access (postmarks, witness signature curing) State Republicans Federal U.S. Supreme Court rejected staying lower court rulings that had rejected GOP's request to block settlement by the state that had extended absentee postmarks to Nov. 12 and let voters fix some witness signature problems; lower court did block settlement provision letting voters use affidavit instead if witness signature missing 28-Oct https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/23/1989088/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-Supreme-Court-poised-to-upend-federalism-itself-to-gut-voting-protections#17

Pennsylvania Donald Trump for President, Inc. v. Boockvar Absentee ballot drop boxes, secrecy envelopes, poll watchers Trump campaign and Republican Congress members Federal Lower court rejected GOP's requests; GOP is appealing 10-Oct https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/16/1987162/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-New-report-finds-felony-disenfranchisement-bans-5-million-people-from-voting#18

Pennsylvania Cramer v. Boockvar Electronic absentee ballot delivery Voting advocates State Pending before state Commonwealth Court 1-Sep https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/9/3/1974538/-Morning-Digest-National-Democrats-launch-major-ad-buy-against-Missouri-s-Republican-governor?_=2020-09-03T12:32:49.285-07:00#18

Pennsylvania Crossey v. Boockvar; Pennsylvania Democratic Party v. Boockvar Absentee ballot postmarked by Election Day, prepaid postage, signature verification correcti

Daily Kos Elections' tracker for coronavirus-related election litigation
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Published 10/05/2021, 16:30:31