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1 New York v. Trump
1:20-cv-02340 (D.D.C.)
Filed 08/25/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Postal Service
Election/Voting Rights
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-DC-0018
Coding Complete
Louis DeJoy, Postmaster General of the United States, announced an “operational pivot” within the U.S. Postal Service shortly after his tenure began on May 6, 2020. Postal Policy Changes began on June 17, 2020, when the USPS announced the removal of 671 high-speed mail sorting machines nationwide, a reduction of approximately 10%. A second ... [view]
2 League of Women Voters of Oklahoma v. Ziriax
118765 (State Court)
Filed 08/14/2020 - Closed 2020
Secretary of Oklahoma State Board of Elections Paul Ziriax
Oklahoma State Board of Elections
Election/Voting Rights
VR-OK-0019
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a case brought by a nonprofit and individual voters in Oklahoma, seeking a change in election law in light of COVID-19. The Oklahoma Supreme Court mandated the Election Board to recognize sworn statements and prohibited them from issuing ballots that suggested notarization was the only way to legitimize a ballot. The case ... [view]
3 California v. Trump
3:20-cv-05169-EMC (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 07/28/2020 - Case Ongoing
Donald J. Trump
President of the United States
Election/Voting Rights
Immigration and/or the Border
Public Benefits / Government Services
IM-CA-0169
Coding Complete
In March 2018, Secretary Ross and the Department of Commerce announced that a citizenship question would be added to the 2020 Census, because of a request from the Department of Justice for data to enforce the Voting Rights Act. A number of lawsuits followed, culminating in the Supreme Court affirming that the asserted reason for including the ... [view]
4 Michigan Alliance for Retired Americans v. Benson
20-000108-MM (State Court)
Filed 06/02/2020 - Case Ongoing
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson
Michigan Secretary of State
Election/Voting Rights
VR-MI-0078
Coding Complete
This lawsuit was filed on June 2, 2020 in the Michigan state court of claims. Represented by private counsel, three individual plaintiffs, the Michigan Alliance for Retired Americans, and the Detroit/Downriver Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute sued Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel over ... [view]
5 Collins v. Adams
3:20-cv-00375 (W.D. Ky.)
Filed 05/27/2020 - Case Ongoing
Kentucky Governor Andrew Beshear
Kentucky
Election/Voting Rights
VR-KY-0009
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This suit was filed on May 27, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. The suit was brought by several individual plaintiffs as well as the League of Women Voters of Kentucky, the Louisville Urban League, and the Kentucky Conference of NAACP Branches. They were represented by lawyers from ACLU National, ACLU of ... [view]
6 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
Coding Complete
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]
7 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
Coding Complete
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]
8 Democracy NC v. NC BOE
20-cv-457 (M.D. N.C.)
Filed 05/22/2020 - Case Ongoing
North Carolina State Board of Elections
Election/Voting Rights
VR-NC-0085
Coding Complete
NOTE: This case is being tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. So for more current information, see their tracker. COVID-19 Summary: This suit was filed on May 22, 2020, by two non-profit organizations and six individual plaintiffs ... [view]
9 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
Coding Complete
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]
10 Clark v. Edwards
3:20-cv-00308 (M.D. La.)
Filed 05/19/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Louisiana
Election/Voting Rights
VR-LA-0120
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This suit was brought on May 19, 2020, by two non-profit organizations and three voter plaintiffs against the state of Louisiana to challenge Louisiana’s Excuse Requirement, Witness Requirement, and Cure Prohibition. The plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief to enjoin the defendants from enforcing the Excuse and ... [view]
11 League of Women Voters of Minnesota Education Fund v. Simon
0:20-cv-01205 (D. Minn.)
Filed 05/19/2020 - Case Ongoing
Secretary of State of Minnesota
Election/Voting Rights
VR-MN-0017
Coding Complete
NOTE: This case is being tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. So for more current information, see their tracker. COVID-19 Summary: This lawsuit was brought on May 19 by the League of Women Voters of Minnesota Education Fund and an ... [view]
12 League of Women Voters New Jersey v. Way
3:20-cv-05990 (D.N.J.)
Filed 05/18/2020 - Case Ongoing
Secretary of the State of New Jersey
Election/Voting Rights
VR-NJ-0042
Coding Complete
NOTE: This case is being tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. So for more current information, see their tracker. COVID-19 Summary: This lawsuit was brought by two nonprofit organizations and an individual voter against the Secretary ... [view]
13 DCCC v. Ziriax
4:20-cv-00211 (N.D. Okla.)
Filed 05/18/2020 - Case Ongoing
Oklahoma State Election Board
Election/Voting Rights
VR-OK-0020
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
14 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]
15 LaRose v. Simon
62-CV-20-3149 (State Court)
Filed 05/13/2020 - Case Ongoing
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon
Minnesota Secretary of State
Election/Voting Rights
VR-MN-0016
Coding Complete
This lawsuit was filed in Minnesota state court on May 13, 2020 by four individual plaintiffs and the Minnesota Alliance for Retired Americans Educational Fund. Represented by private counsel, they filed suit against Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon. The lawsuit challenged two Minnesota election law provisions. First, the "Witness ... [view]
16 Lewis v. Hughs
5:20-cv-00577 (W.D. Tex.)
Filed 05/11/2020 - Case Ongoing
Texas Secretary of State
Election/Voting Rights
VR-TX-0450
Coding Complete
NOTE: This case is being tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. So for more current information, see their tracker. COVID-19 Summary: On May 11, 2020, the Texas State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored ... [view]
17 Black Voters Matter Fund v. Raffensperger
1:20-cv-01489 (N.D. Ga.)
Filed 05/11/2020 - Case Ongoing
Secretary of State of Georgia
Election/Voting Rights
VR-GA-0170
Coding Complete
NOTE: This case is being tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. So for more current information, see their tracker. COVID-19 Summary: This is a class-action suit brought by a nonprofit organization and an individual against the state of ... [view]
18 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
Coding Complete
NOTE: This case is being tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. So for more current information, see their tracker. COVID-19 summary: On May 8, 2020, two voters and a non-profit organization sued the Georgia Secretary of State, the ... [view]
19 Gottlieb v. Lamont
3:20-cv-00623 (D. Conn.)
Filed 05/06/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Connecticut
Election/Voting Rights
VR-CT-0018
Coding Complete
NOTE: This case is being tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. So for more current information, see their tracker. COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action seeking to enjoin certain Connecticut voting laws in light of the COVID-19 ... [view]
20 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
Coding Complete
NOTE: This case is being tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. So for more current information, see their tracker. COVID-19 summary: On May 4, 2020, three voters and an advocacy organization brought this suit to place an initiative on ... [view]
21 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
Coding Complete
NOTE: This case is being tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. So for more current information, see their tracker. NOTE: This case is being tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. So for more ... [view]
22 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
Coding Complete
NOTE: This case is being tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. So for more current information, see their tracker. COVID-19 Summary: This lawsuit was filed by Alabama voters to temporarily enjoin Alabama’s voting law provisions ... [view]
23 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
Coding Complete
NOTE: This case is being tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. So for more current information, see their tracker. COVID-19 Summary: On May 1, 2020, two qualified voters and five public interest organizations filed this lawsuit against ... [view]
24 Self Advocacy Solutions v. Jaeger
3:20-cv-00071 (D.N.D.)
Filed 05/01/2020 - Case Ongoing
County Auditor of Grand Forks County
Election/Voting Rights
VR-ND-0005
Grand Forks County
Coding Complete
NOTE: This case is being tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. So for more current information, see their tracker. COVID-19 Summary: On May 1, 2020, Self Advocacy Solutions N.D., League of Women Voters of North Dakota, and an ... [view]
25 Tully v. Okeson
1:20-cv-01271 (S.D. Ind.)
Filed 04/29/2020 - Case Ongoing
Indiana Election Commission
Election/Voting Rights
VR-IN-0028
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
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