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1 Republican National Committee v. Newsom
2:20-cv-01055 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 05/24/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of California
Election/Voting Rights
VR-CA-0168
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COVID-19 Summary: This is an action seeking to enjoin California from enforcing EO N-64-20, which allowed Californians to vote by mail in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. No outcome yet.
On May 24, 2020, the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and the California Republican Party filed this action in ... [view]
2 League of Women Voters v. Benson
353654 (State Court)
Filed 05/22/2020 - Case Ongoing
Michigan Secretary of State
Election/Voting Rights
VR-MI-0076
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COVID-19 summary: On May 22, the League of Women Voters of Michigan sued the Michigan Secretary of State, challenging the statutory requirement that absentee ballots must be received by 8 PM on election day. An oral argument was scheduled for June 18.
On May 22, the League of Women Voters of Michigan filed a lawsuit against the Michigan ... [view]
3 Issa v. Newsom
2:20-cv-01044 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 05/21/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of California
Election/Voting Rights
VR-CA-0169
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COVID-19 Summary: This is an action seeking to enjoin California from enforcing EO N-64-20, which allowed Californians to vote by mail in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. No outcome yet.
On May 21, 2020, five registered California voters filed this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. Represented by ... [view]
4 Lay v. Goins
20-435-IV (State Court)
Filed 05/14/2020 - Case Ongoing
Coordinator of Elections for the State of Tennessee
Election/Voting Rights
VR-TN-0069
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COVID-19 summary: This lawsuit was filed by Tennessee voters to ease the application of Tennessee’s voting by mail law during the COVID-19 pandemic. The plaintiffs sought declaratory relief, as well as a preliminary and permanent injunction and a temporary restraining order enjoining the excuse requirement for the August 6 primary and November 3 ... [view]
5 Lewis v. Hughs
5:20-cv-00577 (W.D. Tex.)
Filed 05/11/2020 - Closed
Texas Secretary of State
Election/Voting Rights
VR-TX-0450
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Summary not yet on record [view]
6 The New Georgia Project v. Raffensperger
1:20-cv-01986 (N.D. Ga.)
Filed 05/08/2020 - Case Ongoing
Georgia Secretary of State
Election/Voting Rights
VR-GA-0169
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Summary not yet on record [view]
7 Gottlieb v. Lamont
3:20-cv-00623 (D. Conn.)
Filed 05/06/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Connecticut
Election/Voting Rights
VR-CT-0018
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COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action seeking to enjoin certain Connecticut voting laws in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. No outcome yet.
On May 6, 2020, two Connecticut voters brought this class action on behalf of all registered Connecticut voters in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. Represented by private counsel, ... [view]
8 SawariMedia LLC v. Whitmer
4:20-cv-11246 (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 05/04/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Michigan
Election/Voting Rights
VR-MI-0077
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Summary not yet on record [view]
9 Middleton v. Andino
3:20-cv-01730 (D.S.C.)
Filed 05/01/2020 - Case Ongoing
South Carolina State Election Commission
Election/Voting Rights
VR-SC-0079
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COVID-19 Summary: This is an action brought by South Carolina voters, candidates, and democratic organizations, seeking to enjoin various voting restrictions in the South Carolina law. Some of their claims were mooted as to the June elections as South Carolina legislation passed on May 12 allowed voters to vote by absentee ballot. On May 25, the ... [view]
10 People First of Alabama v. Merrill
2:20-cv-00619-AKK (N.D. Ala.)
Filed 05/01/2020 - Case Ongoing
Secretary of State of Alabama
Election/Voting Rights
VR-AL-0268
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COVID-19 Summary: This lawsuit was filed by Alabama voters to temporarily enjoin Alabama’s voting law provisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The plaintiffs challenged the witness and photo ID requirement, requiring absentee voters to obtain witness or notary signatures, and submit a photocopy of their ID with their ballot. The plaintiffs ... [view]
11 A. Phillip Randolph Institute v. Hargett
3:20-cv-00374 (M.D. Tenn.)
Filed 05/01/2020 - Case Ongoing
Tennessee Secretary of State
Election/Voting Rights
VR-TN-0070
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Summary not yet on record [view]
12 Thompson v. DeWine
2:20-cv-02129 (S.D. Ohio)
Filed 04/27/2020 - Case Ongoing
Ohio Department of Health
Election/Voting Rights
VR-OH-0085
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Summary not yet on record [view]
13 Thomas v. Andino
3:20-cv-01552 (D.S.C.)
Filed 04/22/2020 - Case Ongoing
South Carolina State Election Commission
Election/Voting Rights
VR-SC-0078
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COVID-19 summary: This is an action brought by four individuals facing a heightened risk of contracting COVID-19 and the Family Unit, a non-profit organization, against the enforcement of South Carolina’s witness signature requirement and the excuse requirement. On May 12, the South Carolina General Assembly passed legislation allowing all ... [view]
14 Crossey v. Boockvar
266-MD-2020 (State Court)
Filed 04/22/2020 - Case Ongoing
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Election/Voting Rights
VR-PA-0116
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Summary not yet on record [view]
15 Bailey v. Andino
2020-000642 (State Court)
Filed 04/22/2020 - Closed
South Carolina State Election Commission
Election/Voting Rights
VR-SC-0080
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Summary not yet on record [view]
16 League of Women Voters of Virginia v. Virginia State Board of Elections
6:20-cv-00024 (W.D. Va.)
Filed 04/17/2020 - Case Ongoing
Virginia State Board of Elections
Election/Voting Rights
VR-VA-0067
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COVID 19 summary: The League of Women Voters of Virginia and three individual voters filed a suit against the Virginia State Board of Elections to remove Virginia’s witness requirement. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, the plaintiffs alleged that the witness requirement posed an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote by forcing voters to ... [view]
17 Goldstein v. Galvin
SJC-12931 (State Court)
Filed 04/09/2020 - Closed 2020
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Massachusetts
Election/Voting Rights
VR-MA-0058
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COVID-19 Summary: Four Massachusetts candidates for state and political offices filed this emergency petition for relief seeking waiver of the in-person signature requirements to appear on the ballot. The Court declared the signature requirements unconstitutional in the context of the pandemic, and halved the number of required signatures, allowed ... [view]
18 Texas Democratic Party v. Abbott
5:20-cv-00438-FB (W.D. Tex.)
Filed 04/07/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Texas
Election/Voting Rights
VR-TX-0449
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COVID-19 Summary: On April 7, 2020, the Chair of the Texas Democratic Party, the Texas Democratic Party, and individual voters filed this lawsuit in the Western District of Texas in order to secure expanded vote-by-mail in advance of primary election runoffs scheduled for July and the November general election. On May 19, the court granted a ... [view]
19 Morgan v. White
1:20-cv-02189 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 04/07/2020 - Case Ongoing
Illinois State Board of Elections
Election/Voting Rights
VR-IL-0132
Sangamon County
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COVID-19 Summary: An Illinois ballot initiative advocacy organization filed this case seeking injunctive relief requiring state and local officials to accept online signatures to authorize the addition of ballot referenda in light of public health measures adopted in response to COVID-19. The Committee for the Illinois Democracy Amendment (a ... [view]
20 Arizonans for Fair Elections v. Hobbs
2:20-cv-00658-DWL (D. Ariz.)
Filed 04/02/2020 - Closed
State of Arizona
Election/Voting Rights
VR-AZ-0054
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COVID-19 Summary: Challenge to Arizona law requiring in-person signatures on ballot initiatives in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The district court found for the defendants and the plaintiffs appealed to the Ninth Circuit. However, the plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed the appeal on May 19.
On April 2, 2020, two Arizona non-profit ... [view]
21 Libertarian Party of Illinois v. Pritzker
1:20-cv-02112 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 04/02/2020 - Case Ongoing
Illinois State Board of Elections
Election/Voting Rights
VR-IL-0133
Springfield
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COVID-19 Summary: Third parties and their candidates sought to enjoin enforcement of Illinois' in-person signature requirement for ballot access during the COVID-19 outbreak. Judge Pallmeyer found for the plaintiffs and granted a preliminary injunction. The defendants appealed the injunction and sought a stay pending appeal, which was denied on ... [view]
22 Arizonans for Second Chances v. Hobbs
CV-20-0098 (State Court)
Filed 04/01/2020 - Closed
Arizona Secretary of State
Arizona
Election/Voting Rights
VR-AZ-0055
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COVID-19 Summary: Four political action committees sued the Arizona Secretary of State seeking to allow ballot initiatives to meet Arizona's signature requirement through an online system similar to the method used to gather signatures for political candidates. They alleged the state's disparate treatment of ballot initiative signatures violated ... [view]
23 Esshaki v. Whitmer
2:20-cv-10831 (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 03/31/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Michigan
Election/Voting Rights
VR-MI-0075
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COVID-19 Summary: This is a lawsuit seeking to enjoin the State of Michigan from enforcing its in-person signature requirement in order for candidates to be placed on the ballot. The District Court granted the plaintiffs a preliminary injunction, which the defendants appealed. The Sixth Circuit granted a stay of part of the preliminary injunction ... [view]
24 Ohioans for Raising the Wage v. Larose
20-CV-002381 (State Court)
Filed 03/30/2020 - Closed
Ohio Secretary of State
Election/Voting Rights
VR-OH-0083
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COVID-19 summary: On March 30, members of Ohioans for Raising the Wage filed a complaint and motion for a preliminary injunction against the Ohio Secretary of State. The plaintiffs sought to suspend the required number of signatures required to qualify for the ballot in Ohio. The motion for preliminary injunction was denied on April 28, and the ... [view]
25 Mays v. Thurston
4:20-cv-00341 (E.D. Ark.)
Filed 03/26/2020 - Closed
Governor of Arkansas
Election/Voting Rights
VR-AR-0193
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COVID-19 Summary: This is a lawsuit seeking to waive Arkansas’ Election Day Receipt deadline for the March runoff elections in light of COVID-19. The plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as a temporary restraining order. On March 30, the emergency TRO was denied. On March 31, the plaintiffs filed a notice of voluntary ... [view]
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