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Daily Kos Elections' tracker for coronavirus-related election litigation

A list of coronavirus-related election litigation in USA

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/Media Coverage

Alabama People First of Alabama v. Merrill Absentee ballot notarization/witness and photo ID requirements NAACP, ACLU Federal Appeals court blocked court ruling that suspended thee witness/notary and photo ID requirements but upheld the suspension of GOP's ban on curbside voting; GOP is appealing to the Supreme Court 13-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#12

Arizona Arizona Democratic Party v. Hobbs Absentee ballot signature-curing National and state Democrats Federal Appeals court stayed lower court ruling that voters with missing absentee ballot signatures must be given five days to cure 6-Oct https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/9/1985242/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-Using-Jim-Crow-logic-federal-court-greenlights-age-discrimination-in-voting#7

Arizona Yazzie v. Hobbs Absentee ballot postmarked by Election Day for tribal members on reservations Native American voting advocates Federal Appeals court upheld lower court ruling against the plaintiffs, who have yet to indicated if they will further appeal 15-Oct https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/9/1985242/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-Using-Jim-Crow-logic-federal-court-greenlights-age-discrimination-in-voting#7

Arizona Mi Familita Vota v. Hobbs Voter registration deadline Voting advocates Federal Appeals court reversed lower court ruling that had extended registration deadline from Oct. 5 to Oct. 23 but allowed those who had registered because of it to stay on the rolls; GOP or plaintiffs could appeal 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#7

Arkansas League of Women Voters of Arkansas v. Thurston Absentee ballot signature-matching Lawyers' Committee, League of Women Voters Federal Pending before lower court 22-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#14

Delaware League of Women Voters of Del. v. Del. Dep’t of Elections Absentee ballot receipt deadline ACLU State Lower court ruled against plaintiffs, who have yet to indicate if they will appeal 9-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#8

Georgia The New Georgia Project v. Raffensperger Absentee ballot access (postage, postmarks, signature-matching, community collection) National Democrats Federal Appeals court blocked lower court ruling that had required that postmarked ballots must count if they're received within three days of Election Day; lower court also rejected requiring prepaid postage, additional signature-notification procedures, and community ballot collection 2-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#17

Georgia Black Voters Matter Fund v. Raffensperger Prepaid postage for absentee ballots and requests ACLU Federal Lower court dismissed lawsuit; plaintiffs are appealing 9-Sep https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/8/21/1971289/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-Judge-tosses-GOP-s-deceptive-summary-of-measure-to-gut-redistricting-reform#15

Georgia Anderson v. Raffensperger Polling place access, backup paper ballots and pollbooks, and poll worker training National and state Democrats Federal Lower court dismissed lawsuit 12-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#17

Indiana Tully v. Okeson Absentee voting excuse requirement (for November) Vote-by-mail advocates Federal Lower court rejected letting all voters vote by mail; plaintiffs are appealing 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#19

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 Lower court ruled that voters have standing to sue to seek extended Election Day polling hours in the event of voting problems; GOP is appealing 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#19

Iowa League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa v. Pate Prohibition on officials using state voter database to fill in voter ID PIN and other info missing from absentee ballot request applications Latino voter advocates and national Democrats State Lower court refused to block law barring pre-filled applications; state Supreme Court agreed to take up appeal 15-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

Iowa DSCC v. Pate Pre-filled absentee ballot request forms National and state Democrats State State Supreme Court upheld lower court ruling that had blocked GOP's directive that had barred the use of pre-filled forms 15-Oct https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/9/1985242/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-Using-Jim-Crow-logic-federal-court-greenlights-age-discrimination-in-voting#9

Iowa League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa v. Pate Absentee ballot drop boxes Latino voter advocates and national Democrats State Pending before lower court 14-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#20

Maine Alliance for Retired Americans v. Dunlap Online voter registration, absentee ballot access (postage, postmarks, signature-matching) Civic organizations State State court rejected plaintiffs' requests; plaintiffs appealed to state Supreme Court to request signature curing and postmarks; high court held hearing on Oct. 14 30-Sep https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/9/1985242/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-Using-Jim-Crow-logic-federal-court-greenlights-age-discrimination-in-voting#10

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/2020/10/2/1983038/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-Texas-GOP-launches-attack-on-Dems-and-voters-of-color-by-limiting-mail-voting#23

Michigan Election Integrity Fund v. Benson Online absentee ballot applications Thomas More Society State Lower court set Oct. 16 hearing on motion for preliminary injunction 5-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 12-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#24

Mississippi Parham v. Watson Absentee ballot access (excuses, notarization, signature-matching) League of Women Voters, NAACP, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law, Southern Poverty Law Center Federal Pending before lower court 27-Aug https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/8/31/1973524/-Morning-Digest-Iowa-s-Senate-race-is-anyone-s-to-win-as-Republican-advantage-withers-away#15

Missouri American Women v. Missouri Absentee ballot notarization requirement, ballot postmarked by Election Day, in-person ballot return Missouri voters State Pending before lower court; set for trial on Oct. 6 20-Aug https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/8/21/1971000/-Morning-Digest-Can-House-Democrats-flip-Alaska-The-DCCC-seems-to-think-so#9

Missouri Organization for Black Struggle v. Ashcroft Absentee ballot in-person return ban Voting advocates Federal Lower court blocked law barring in-person mail ballot return but stayed ruling pending GOP's appeal 10-Oct https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/9/1985242/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-Using-Jim-Crow-logic-federal-court-greenlights-age-discrimination-in-voting#12

New Jersey Donald J. Trump for President v. Murphy Vote-by-mail law for November Trump campaign and national and state Republicans Federal Lower court rejected GOP's lawsuit 6-Oct https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/9/1985242/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-Using-Jim-Crow-logic-federal-court-greenlights-age-discrimination-in-voting#16

New Jersey Monmouth County Republican Committee v. Way A

Daily Kos Elections' tracker for coronavirus-related election litigation
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Published 19/10/2020, 03:35:31