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Daily Kos Elections' tracker for coronavirus-related election litigation

A list of coronavirus-related election litigation in USA - Sourceful

general election, 2020, USA, president, lawsuit

Maintained by Daily Kos Elections Updates/Corrections: @PoliticsWolf Updates in last week highlighted in gold

State Case Subject Major Supporters Court Latest status Last Updated Daily Kos coverage

Alabama League of Women Voters of Alabama v. Merrill Absentee voting excuse requirement, notarization requirement, photo ID requirement; early voting League of Women Voters State Pending before lower court 28-May https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/5/29/1948375/-Morning-Digest-Nevada-Democrats-won-big-in-2018-Our-new-data-shows-they-may-again-in-2020#2

Alabama People First of Alabama v. Merrill Absentee ballot notarization/witness requirement NAACP, ACLU Federal Supreme Court stayed lower court injunction that blocked the witness/notary requirement and photo ID requirement for absentee voting in three counties while the GOP's appeal proceeds; plaintiffs will continue pursuing their case for the November general election 8-Jul https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/7/7/1958660/-Morning-Digest-Amid-dueling-polls-Gideon-demolishes-Collins-in-fundraising#3

Alaska Disability Law Center of Alaska v. Meyer Absentee ballot applications to all voters instead of just ages 65+ Civic organizations State Pending before lower court 17-Jul https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/7/21/1962413/-Morning-Digest-Democrats-pick-candidate-to-fill-John-Lewis-seat-but-no-one-will-fill-his-shoes#3

Arizona Arizona Democratic Party v. Hobbs Absentee ballot signature-matching National and state Democrats Federal Pending before lower court 10-Jun https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/6/12/1952723/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-Major-problems-plagued-Georgia-s-primaries-It-s-a-warning-sign-for-November#7

Arkansas Miller v. Thurston Electronic signature collection for ballot initiatives Redistricting reformers Federal 8th Circuit granted administrative stay blocking the lower court's preliminary injunction, which had waived the witness or notary requirement for petition signatures, allowing them to be gathered by mail, but refused to extend the deadline or lower the number required; the GOP's appeal remains pending 15-Jun https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/6/26/1956213/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-House-approves-statehood-for-D-C-in-historic-vote#7

Arkansas Baker v. Thurston Absentee voting excuse requirement, applications mailed to all voters, prepaid postage Democratic voters State Pending before lower court 23-Jun https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/6/26/1955989/-Morning-Digest-Reform-advocates-lead-incumbent-prosecutors-in-two-major-New-York-primaries#3

California California Republican Party v. Newsom Third-party absentee ballot collection State Republicans State Pending before lower court 29-Apr https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/5/1/1941954/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-Court-upholds-ruling-against-Kansas-voting-restriction-backed-by-Kris-Kobach#10

California Gallagher v. Newsom In-person polling place access executive order State Republicans State Appeals court stayed lower court ruling that had temporarily blocked the executive order while the case proceeds 17-Jun https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/6/19/1954214/-Morning-Digest-After-losing-GOP-nomination-Virginia-congressman-doesn-t-rule-out-third-party-bid#3

Connecticut Rapini v. Merrill Absentee ballot excuse requirement State Republicans State Pending before lower court 17-Jun https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/6/23/1955171/-Morning-Digest-Major-Democrats-back-away-from-L-A-district-attorney-as-justice-reform-debate-roars#3

Connecticut Connecticut State Conference of NAACP Branches v. Merrill Absentee ballot excuse requirement League of Women Voters, NAACP Federal Pending before lower court 2-Jul https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/7/7/1958660/-Morning-Digest-Amid-dueling-polls-Gideon-demolishes-Collins-in-fundraising#5

Florida Grimes v. Lee Absentee ballots mailed to all voters and prepaid postage Florida voters State Pending before lower court 13-May https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/5/27/1947836/-Morning-Digest-Dems-boost-Republican-by-reminding-voters-her-primary-foe-called-Trump-an-a-hole#4

Florida Williams v. DeSantis, Nielsen v. DeSantis Voter registration deadline, absentee ballot access (postage, postmarks, signature-matching, community collection, return drop boxes), online voter registration, expanded early voting Civil rights groups, National Democrats Federal Plaintiffs settled with GOP state officials, who agreed to encourage local officials to increase early voting and offer prepaid postage. State did not agree to plaintiff demands to require prepaid postage, count postmarked ballots, establish curbside voting, and extend the signature-cure deadline. Blind voters challenging absentee voting rules did not settle and will proceed to trial on July 27 19-Jul https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/7/21/1962413/-Morning-Digest-Democrats-pick-candidate-to-fill-John-Lewis-seat-but-no-one-will-fill-his-shoes#5

Georgia The New Georgia Project v. Raffensperger Absentee ballot access (postage, postmarks, signature-matching, community collection) National Democrats Federal Pending before lower court 8-May https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/5/12/1944349/-Morning-Digest-Our-new-guide-details-how-to-vote-by-mail-in-every-remaining-2020-primary#2

Georgia Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials v. Gwinnett County Board of Registration and Elections Spanish-language absentee ballot materials in Gwinnett County Lawyers' Committee, Common Cause Federal Lower court ruled against the plaintiffs, who subsequently amended their complaint 8-Jun https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/4/17/1938224/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-VA-Dems-expand-voting-access-and-reform-redistricting-in-historic-session#9

Georgia Black Voters Matter Fund v. Raffensperger Prepaid postage for absentee ballots and requests ACLU Federal Lower court refused to require prepaid postage for the June primary but reserved the possibility for the August runoff and November general election; plaintiffs filed amended complaint in May 29-May https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/5/4/1942297/-Morning-Digest-New-GOP-poll-finds-both-of-Georgia-s-Republican-senators-in-danger#15

Idaho Reclaim Idaho v. Little Electronic signature collection for ballot initiatives Education funding proponents Federal Republicans are appealing to the Supreme Court after the 9th Circuit refused to stay a district court ruling enabling online signature-gathering 15-Jul https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/7/17/1961597/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-Pennsylvania-GOP-aims-to-gerrymander-the-court-that-blocked-their-gerrymander#13

Indiana Tully v. Okeson Absentee voting excuse requirement (for November) Vote-by-mail advocates Federal Pending before lower court 29-Apr https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/5/1/1941692/-Morning-Digest-Daily-Kos-Elections-unveils-our-initial-2020-race-ratings-for-the-U-S-House#2

Kentucky Collins v. Adams Absentee voting excuse requirement and voter ID requirement ACLU, Lawyers' Committee Federal Pending before lower court 27-May https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/5/28/1948086/-Morning-Digest-A-second-GOP-pollster-finds-Republican-senator-trailing-by-double-digits-in-Arizona#4

Kentucky Sterne v. Adams Absentee ballot access (postage, postmark, excuse requirement, online applications), voter ID requirement, in-person early voting Fair Elections Center State Pending before lower court 7-Jul https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/7/8/1958920/-Morning-Digest-Conservatives-could-push-Kentucky-Supreme-Court-right-thanks-to-surprise-open-seat#3

Louisiana Clark v. Edwards Absentee voting excuse and witness requirements League of Women Voters, Southern Poverty Law Center Federal Lower court dismissed lawsuit; plaintiffs have not indicated if they will appeal 22-Jun https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/6/24/1955702/-Morning-Digest-Bowman-declares-victory-but-with-many-votes-still-to-count-Engel-does-not-concede#3

Louisiana Power Coalition for Equity and Justice v. Edwards Absentee voting excuse and witness requirements, early voting extension NAACP Federal Lower court dismissed lawsuit; plaintiffs have not indicated if they will appeal 22-Jun https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/6/24/1955702/-Morning-Digest-Bowman-declares-victory-but-with-many-votes-still-to-count-Engel-does-not-concede#3

Maine Alliance for Retired Americans v. Dunlap Online voter registration, absntee ballot access (postage, postmarks, signature-matching) Civic organizations State Pending before lower court 24-Jun https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/6/26/1955989/-Morning-Digest-Reform-advocates-lead-incumbent-prosecutors-in-two-major-New-York-primaries#5

Maine Merrill v. Dunlap Blind voter advocates Federal Pending before lower court 15-Jul https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/7/17/1961597/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-Pennsylvania-GOP-aims-to-gerrymander-the-court-that-blocked-their-gerrymander#14

Massachusetts Bertin v. Galvin Absentee ballot applications mailed to all voters Common Cause State Pending before state Supreme Judicial Court 13-Jul https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/7/15/1960771/-Morning-Digest-Mondaire-Jones-set-to-make-history-with-primary-win-for-New-York-House-seat#4

Michigan League of Women Voters of Michigan v. Benson Absentee ballot postmarked by Election Day ACLU, League of Women Voters State Court of Appeals rejected ordering that postmarked ballots count; plaintiffs will appeal to state Supreme Court 15-Jul https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/7/17/1961316/-Morning-Digest-Reform-advocate-unseats-incumbent-prosecutor-in-Westchester-County-primary#3

Michigan SawariMedia LLC v. Whitmer Ballot measure signature requirements and deadline Ballot initiative proponents Federal Democrats are appealing to the Supreme Court after the 6th Circuit rejected stay of lower court ruling that ordered the state to either lower the number of signatures required or extend the deadline to submit them 10-Jul https://www.dailykos.com/stories/

Daily Kos Elections' tracker for coronavirus-related election litigation
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Published 08/07/2020, 20:56:45