The list of COVID-19 election cases

Updated as of December 23: the post below lists 335 cases in 45 states, DC, and Puerto Rico.

AND ANOTHER UPDATE: I’ve joined forces in this enterprise with the Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project, and a team led by Zahavah Levine. The Project is an enormous resource for observers and officials generally. And the COVID-19 election litigation tracker has more information on each case, in an amazing interface and with an even more robust back-end database, putting case information in a more searchable, sortable format.

I’ll also continue to maintain the list below for those who find the flat-format summary useful, but you’ll be able to find all of the cases in both locations, with info updated for the duration of the pandemic. Which we can all hope will be over soon.

(A small note on the counting: here, each lawsuit filed is a separate “case”; there, each court is separately tallied. So a suit in trial court that was then appealed is tallied as one “case” here and two “cases” there. But it’s the same substance regardless.)

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Hi, all. Justin here. A few months ago, I set out to try to follow a few lawsuits brought over election practices in light of COVID-19, to see if I could spot some patterns (like Rick). Then I kept adding to my working list. And I eventually got to a place where I’ve tracked quite a lot of them. (And I’m 100% sure I’m missing some.)

As a resource for others looking for trends, I’ll try to keep this post periodically updated, as new cases come in and old ones get resolved. As anyone who’s tried this knows, it can be particularly difficult to track cases in state court — so if you know of a case (or a dispositive result) not captured or linked on this list, please just let me know and I’ll happily add.

The post below delineates the state, the court, a shorthand indication of the issue(s) involved, and the date (and where I can, link) for decisions.

[Note: this list does not purport to be a list of all current litigation over election issues. There was plenty of litigation before COVID-19 (some of which is still unresolved — indeed, some of which has been unresolved for years), and there have been some recent cases that don’t involve the pandemic. Election Law @ Moritz has continuing updates of the major election cases, COVID-19 and not; the Michigan Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse has continuing updates of the major COVID-19 cases, election and not. This list tries to capture all of the COVID-19 election cases, “major” and not. Also, thanks to Eda Harotounian, Erika De La Torre, David Nir, Richard Winger, and several readers for the assist on some of the details below.]

  • National: Jones v. U.S. Postal Service, No. 1:20-cv-06516 (S.D.N.Y.)
    Mail (postal service practices)
    Amd. complaint 9/9/20, PI (mostly) granted 9/21/20, order 9/25/20, clarification 9/29/20, supp. guidance 10/9/20

  • National: Richardson v. Trump, No. 1:20-cv-02262 (D.D.C.), No. 20-5367 (D.C. Cir.)
    Mail (postal service practices)
    Amd. complaint 9/11/20, PI (mostly) granted 10/8/20, order 10/27/20, order 11/2/20, order 11/3/20, order 11/4/20, order 1 and 2 11/5/20, order 11/6/20

  • National: Washington v. Trump, No. 1:20-cv-03127 (E.D. Wash.), No. 20-36047 (9th Cir.)
    Mail (postal service practices)
    Complaint 8/18/20, PI granted 9/17/20, clarifying order 10/2/20, order 10/30/20

  • National: Nat’l Urban League v. DeJoy, No. 1:20-cv-02391 (D. Md.)
    Mail (postal service practices)
    Complaint 8/18/20, PI denied 10/29/20, vol. dismissed 12/14/20

  • National: Nat’l Urban League v. Ross, No. 5:20-cv-05799 (N.D. Cal.), No. 20-16868 (9th Cir.), No. 20A62 (S. Ct.)
    Census operations
    Amd. complaint 9/1/20, TRO granted 9/5/20, extended 9/17/20, PI granted 9/24/20, clarification 10/2/20, stay denied in part (10/31 deadline) and granted in part (12/31 deadline) 10/7/20, stayed 10/13/20
    2d amd. complaint 10/27/20

  • National: Johnakin v. U.S. Postal Service, No. 2:20-cv-04055 (E.D. Pa.)
    Mail (postal service practices, deadline)
    Complaint 8/19/20, settled 10/8/20, vol. dismissed 11/25/20

  • National: NAACP v. U.S. Postal Service, No. 1:20-cv-02295 (D.D.C.), No. 20-5375 (D.C. Cir.)
    Mail (postal service practices)
    Complaint 8/20/20, PI granted 10/10/20, order 11/3/20, order 11/4/20, order 1 and 2 11/5/20, order 11/6/20

  • National: Pennsylvania v. DeJoy, No. 2:20-cv-04096 (E.D. Pa.), No. 20-3419 (3d Cir.)
    Mail (postal service practices)
    Complaint 8/21/20, PI granted 9/28/20, clarification 10/9/20

  • National: New York v. Trump, No. 1:20-cv-02340 (D.D.C.), No. 20-5352 (D.C. Cir.)
    Mail (postal service practices)
    Complaint 8/25/20, PI granted 9/27/20

  • National: Vote Forward v. DeJoy, No. 1:20-cv-02405 (D.D.C.), No. 20-5353 (D.C. Cir.)
    Mail (postal service practices)
    Complaint 8/28/20, PI granted 9/28/20, order 9/30/30, order 10/27/20, order 11/2/20, order 11/3/20, order 11/4/20, order 1 and 2 11/5/20, order 11/6/20

  • National: Harrington v. DeJoy, No. 1:20-cv-05303 (N.D. Ill.)
    Mail (postal service practices)
    Complaint 9/8/20, vol. dismissed 11/23/20

  • National: 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East v. DeJoy, No. 1:20-cv-24069 (S.D. Fla.)
    Mail (postal service practices)
    Amd. complaint 10/16/20, order 10/29/20, order 1 and 2 11/2/20, vol. dismissed 11/13/20

  • AK: Disability Law Ctr. of Alaska v. Meyer, No. 3AN-20-07060 (Alaska Super. Ct., 3d Dist.), No. 3:20-cv-00173 (D. Alaska), No. 20-35778 (9th Cir.)
    Mail (age)
    Complaint 7/17/20, PI denied 9/3/20, relief pending appeal denied 9/22/20

  • AK: Alaska Libertarian Party v. Fenumiai, No. 3:20-cv-00127 (D. Alaska)
    Signatures (threshold for party)
    Complaint 6/3/20, vol. dismissed 7/13/20

  • AK: Arctic Village Council v. Meyer, No. 3AN-20-07858CI (Alaska Super. Ct., 3d Dist.), No. S-17902 (Alaska Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (witness)
    Complaint 9/8/20, TRO denied 9/30/20, PI granted 10/5/20, aff’d 10/12/20, PI order 10/13/20

  • AK: Alaska Center Education Fund v. Fenumiai, No. 3AN-20-08354CI (Alaska Super. Ct., 3d Dist.), No. S-17908 (Alaska Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (notice/cure)
    Complaint 10/7/20, PI denied 10/15/20, review denied 10/23/20, vol. dismissed 12/9/20

  • AL: People First of Ala. v. Merrill, No.2:20-cv-00619 (N.D. Ala), Nos. 20-12184, 20-13695-B, 20-14066 (11th Cir.), Nos. 19A1063, 20A67 (S. Ct.)
    Mail (witness, ID), curbside voting
    Complaint 5/1/20, PI granted in part 6/15/20 (+statement of extra risk), stay denied 6/25/20, stay granted 7/2/20, appeal vol. dismissed 7/17/20
    Amd. complaint 7/6/20, order dismissing some claims and preserving others 8/17/20, decisions on summary judgment (granting some for defense, denying others) 9/8/20
    Lee Cnty. settlement 7/7/20 and 9/17/20, Jefferson Cnty. settlement 8/21/20, Madison Cnty. settlement 9/4/20, Wilcox Cnty. settlement 9/18/20, Lowndes Cnty. settlement 9/22/20
    Decision enjoining witness/ID requirement for heightened-risk voters, ban on curbside voting 9/30/20, stayed in part (witness/ID reinstated, but ban on curbside voting not stayed) 10/13/20, curbside voting stayed 10/21/20, appeal vol. dismissed 11/16/20

  • AL: LWV of Ala. v. Merrill, No. 03-CV-2020-900702 00 (Ala. Cir. Ct., Montgomery Cnty.)
    Mail (excuse required, witness, ID, deadline), early voting
    Complaint 5/28/20, dismissed 8/5/20

  • AR: Mays v. Thurston, No. 4:20-cv-00341 (E.D. Ark.)
    Mail (deadline)
    Complaint 3/26/20, TRO denied 3/30/20, vol. dismissed 3/31/20

  • AR: Miller v. Thurston, No. 5:20-cv-05070 (W.D. Ark.), No. 20-2095 (8th Cir.)
    Signatures (e-signatures, threshold for initiatives)
    Complaint 4/22/20, PI granted in part 5/25/20 (no witnesses/notaries needed), rev’d 7/23/20

  • AR: Whitfield v. Thurston, No. 4:20-cv-00466 (E.D. Ark.)
    Signatures (deadline, threshold for candidates)
    Complaint 4/29/20, post-trial judgment for defense 6/24/20

  • AR: Baker v. Thurston, No. 60CV-20-3565 (Ark. Cir. Ct., Pulaski Cnty.)
    Mail (excuse)
    Complaint 6/23/20, dismissed 7/21/20

  • AR: League of Women Voters of Ark. v. Thurston, No. 5:20-cv-05174 (W.D. Ark.)
    Mail (notice/cure)
    Amd. complaint 9/28/20, PI denied 10/26/20

  • AR: Wince v. Thurston, No. 60CV-20-5928 (Ark. Cir. Ct., Pulaski Cnty.), Nos. 4:20-cv-01274, 4:20-cv-01278 (E.D. Ark.)
    Count (deadline to finish)
    Complaint 10/23/20, PI denied 10/28/20, vol. dismissed 11/24/20

  • AZ: Arizona v. Fontes, No. CV2020-003477 (Ariz. Super. Ct., Maricopa Cnty.)
    Mail (state law authority)
    Complaint 3/13/20, TRO granted 3/13/20, vol. dismissed 3/18/20

  • AZ: di Genova-Chang v. Ducey, No.4:20-cv-00141 (D. Ariz.)
    Signatures (compensation for COVID)
    Complaint 3/31/20, dismissed 7/7/20

  • AZ: Arizonans for Fair Elections v. Hobbs, No. 2:20-cv-00658 (D. Ariz.), No. 20-15719 (9th Cir.)
    Signatures (e-signatures, threshold for initiatives)
    Complaint 4/2/20, TRO denied and case dismissed 4/17/20, appeal vol. dismissed 5/19/20

  • AZ: Arizonans for Second Chances Rehabilitation & Safety et al. v. Hobbs, No.CV-20-0098-SA (Ariz. Sup. Ct.)
    Signatures (e-signatures, threshold for initiatives)
    Complaint 4/2/20, relief denied 5/13/20, opinion 9/4/20

  • AZ: Hoffard v. Cochise Cnty., No. 4:20-cv-00243 (D. Ariz.)
    Curbside voting
    Amd. complaint 8/27/20, PI denied 10/22/20

  • AZ: Ariz. Democratic Party v. Hobbs, No. 2:20-cv-01143 (D. Ariz.), Nos. 20-16759, 20-16766 (9th Cir.)
    Mail (cure for no signature)
    Complaint 6/10/20, injunction granted 9/10/20 (cure for missing signature), stay denied 9/18/20, stay granted 10/6/20

  • AZ: De La Fuente v. Hobbs, No. 2:20-cv-01276 (D. Ariz.)
    Signatures (threshold for candidate, filing fee)
    Complaint 6/29/20, vol. dismissed 10/2/20

  • AZ: Yazzie v. Hobbs, No. 3:20-cv-08222 (D. Ariz.), No. 20-16890 (9th Cir.)
    Mail (deadline)
    Complaint 8/26/20, PI denied 9/25/20, aff’d 10/15/20 

  • AZ: Arizona Public Integrity Alliance v. Fontes, No. LC2020-000252 (Ariz. Super. Ct., Maricopa Cnty.), 1 CA-CV 20-0458 (Ariz. Ct. App.), T-20-0003-CV, CV-20-0253-AP/EL (Ariz. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (state law authority to correct ballot mistake)
    Complaint 8/25/20, PI denied 9/4/20, rev’d 9/10/20 (instruction for correcting mistake not permitted)

  • AZ: Fontes v. Arizona, No. CV2020-011845 (Ariz. Super. Ct., Maricopa Cnty.)
    Remote assistance in completing ballots for voters in long-term care and hospitals
    Complaint 9/25/20, decision 10/6/20

  • AZ: Mi Familia Vota v. Hobbs, No. 2:20-cv-01903 (D. Ariz.), No. 20-16932, 20-17000 (9th Cir.)
    Voter registration (deadline)
    Complaint 9/30/20, PI granted (deadline 10/23) 10/5/20, stay granted (deadline 10/15) 10/13/20

  • AZ: Pascua Yaqui Tribe v. Rodriguez, No. 4:20-cv-00432 (D. Ariz.)
    In-person (site on reservation)
    Complaint 10/12/20, PI denied 10/22/20

  • AZ: Ariz. Democratic Party v. Fontes, No. CV2020-012873 (Ariz. Super. Ct., Maricopa Cnty.)
    Mail (info on ballots rejected)
    Complaint 10/13/20, dismissed 10/22/20

  • AZ: Ariz. Democratic Party v. Rodriguez, No. C20204441 (Ariz. Super. Ct., Pima Cnty.)
    Mail (info on ballots rejected)
    Complaint 10/13/20, dismissed 10/22/20

  • CA: Election Integrity Project Cal. v. Lunn, No. 56-2020-00540781-CU-MC-VTA (Cal. Super. Ct., Ventura Cnty.)
    In-person (observer procedures)
    Complaint 3/4/20, TRO denied 3/6/20, PI denied 9/15/20

  • CA: Eilenberg v. City of Colton, No. 8:20-cv-00767 (C.D. Cal.)
    Signatures (deadline, threshold for initiative)
    Complaint 4/20/20, TRO denied 5/14/20
    Amd. complaint 6/4/20, PI denied 7/29/20, claims against State dismissed 10/13/20

  • CA: Cal. Republican Party v. Newsom, No. 34-2020-00277751 (Cal. Super. Ct., Sacramento)
    Mail (declaratory judgment: do stay-at-home orders reach ballot collectors)
    Complaint 4/29/20, TRO denied 5/5/20, vol. dismissed 5/22/20

  • CA: Fugazi v. Padilla, No. 2:20-cv-00970 (E.D. Cal.)
    Postpone primary, mail (notice/cure date)
    Complaint 5/12/20, TRO denied 5/22/20
    Amd. complaint 6/30/20, dismissed 10/29/20

  • CA: Issa v. Newsom, No. 2:20-cv-01044 (E.D.Cal.)
    Mail (Elections Clause authority, state law authority, opportunity for fraud)
    Complaint 5/21/20, vol. dismissed 7/9/20

  • CA: RNC v. Newsom, No. 2:20-cv-01055 (E.D. Cal.)
    Mail (Elections Clause authority, opportunity for fraud, standards)
    Complaint 5/24/20, vol. dismissed 7/9/20

  • CA: Common Sense Party v. Padilla, No. 2:20-cv-01091 (E.D. Cal.), No. 20-71888 (9th Cir.)
    Signatures (voter registration threshold for party)
    Complaint 5/29/20, PI denied 6/26/20

  • CA: Macarro v. Padilla, No. 34-2020-80003404 (Cal. Super. Ct., Sacramento Cnty.)
    Signatures (deadline for initiatives)
    Petition 6/9/20, granted 7/2/20

  • CA: Gallagher v. Newsom, No. CVCS20-0000912 (Cal. Super. Ct., Sutter Cnty.), No. C092070, C093006 (Cal. Ct. App., 3d. App. Dist.)
    Exec. authority to alter elections
    Petition 6/11/20, TRO granted 6/12/20, rev’d 7/10/20, perm. injunction granted 11/13/20, stayed 11/17/20

  • CA: Sangiacomo v. Padilla, No. 34-2020-80003413 (Cal. Super. Ct., Sacramento Cnty.)
    Signatures (deadline for initiatives)
    Petition 6/23/20, granted 7/2/20

  • CA: Kishore v. Newsom, No. 2:20-cv-05859 (C.D. Cal.), No. 20-55748 (9th Cir.)
    Signatures (deadline, threshold for candidates)
    Complaint 6/30/20, PI denied 7/20/20, vol. dismissed 8/7/20

  • CA: Blankenship v. Newsom, No. 3:20-cv-04479 (N.D. Cal.)
    Signatures (deadline, threshold for candidates)
    Complaint 7/7/20, PI denied 8/3/20, vol. dismissed 8/19/20

  • CA: Hettinga v. Newsom, No. 2:20-cv-06092 (C.D. Cal.)
    Signatures (deadline, witness, threshold for candidates)
    Complaint 7/7/20

  • CO: Warren v. Griswold, No. 20CV31077 (Colo. Dist. Ct., Denver Cnty.), No. 20SA140 (Colo. Sup. Ct.)
    Signatures (threshold for candidates)
    Complaint 3/17/20, relief granted 4/21/20, reversed 5/4/20

  • CO: Bray v. Griswold, No. 20CV195 (Colo. Dist. Ct., Denver Cnty.)
    Signatures (threshold for candidates)
    Complaint 4/13/20, denied 4/27/20

  • CO: Garcia v. Griswold, No. 2020CV031467 (Colo. Dist. Ct., Denver Cnty.), No. 2020SA162 (Colo. Sup. Ct.)
    Signatures (threshold for candidates)
    Complaint 4/24/20, relief granted 4/30/20, rev’d 5/5/20

  • CO: Schneider v. Griswold, No. 20CV31415 (Colo. Dist. Ct., Denver Cnty.)
    Validity of emergency party committee vote
    Complaint 4/20/20, decision (candidate not on ballot) 5/4/20

  • CO: Garcia v. Griswold, No. 1:20-cv-01268 (D. Colo.)
    Signatures (threshold for candidates)
    Complaint 5/6/20, TRO denied 5/7/20, PI denied 7/15/20, vol. dismissed 8/28/20

  • CO: Ritchie v. Polis, No. 2020CV31708 (Colo. Dist. Ct., Denver), 20CA983 (Colo. Ct. App.), 20SC453 (Colo. Sup. Ct.)
    Signatures (state law authority)
    Complaint 5/18/20, TRO denied 5/27/20, rev’d 7/1/20 (initiative petitions must be signed in presence of circulator)

  • CT: Libertarian Party of Conn. v. Merrill, No. 3:20-cv-00467 (D. Conn.)
    Signatures (multiple issues for candidates)
    Complaint 4/4/20, TRO/PI denied 6/27/20, aff’d 10/2/20

  • CT: Gottlieb v. Lamont, No. 3:20-cv-00623 (D. Conn.)
    Signatures (e-signatures, deadline, threshold for candidates)
    Amd. complaint 5/12/20, PI denied 6/8/20, amd. complaint 9/4/20

  • CT: Rapini v. Merrill, No. HHB-CV20-6060234-S (Conn. Super. Ct., New Britain)
    Mail (state law authority)
    Petition 6/17/20, vol. dismissed 8/10/20

  • CT: Conn. State Conf. of NAACP Branches v. Merrill, No. 3:20-cv-00909 (D. Conn.)
    Mail (excuse required)
    Complaint 7/2/20, vol. dismissed 9/25/20

  • CT: Fay v. Merrill, No. SC20477 (Conn. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (excuse required, beyond state law authority)
    Complaint 7/1/20, dismissed 7/20/20

  • CT: Fay v. Merrill, No. HHD-CV20-6130532 (Conn. Super. Ct., Hartford), No. SC20486 (Conn. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (excuse required, beyond state law authority)
    Complaint 7/21/20, dismissed 7/22/20, aff’d 8/6/20

  • DC: Robinson v. Bd. of Elections, No. 1:20-cv-01364 (D.D.C.)
    In-person (precinct closure)
    Complaint 5/21/20, TRO denied 5/28/20, vol. dismissed 6/30/20

  • DC: La Riva v. D.C. Bd. of Elections, No. 1:20-cv-01937 (D.D.C.)
    Signatures (threshold for candidates)
    Complaint 7/17/20, vol. dismissed 8/18/20

  • DC: Alliance Party v. D.C. Bd. of Elections, No. 1:20-cv-02319 (D.D.C.)
    Signatures (deadline for candidates, parties)
    Complaint 8/21/20, TRO denied 9/3/20, dismissed 12/7/20

  • DE: Republican State Comm. of Del. v. Delaware, No. 2020-0685-SG (Del. Chancery Ct.)
    Mail (state const. authority)
    Complaint 8/19/20, summary judgment for state 9/28/20

  • DE: League of Women Voters of Del. v. Del. Dep’t of Elections, No. 2020-0761 (Del. Chancery Ct.)
    Mail (deadline)
    Complaint 9/4/20, judgment for state 10/9/20

  • FL: Nielsen v. DeSantis, No. 4:20-cv-00236 (N.D. Fla.)
    consolidated w/ Dream Defenders v. DeSantis, No. 1:20-cv-00067
    Mail (deadline, assistance, postage, remote disability access), in-person (curbside voting, layout)
    Dream Defenders complaint 3/16/20, TRO denied 3/17/20, 3d amd. complaint 6/25/20
    Nielsen amd. complaint 5/4/20, 2d amd. complaint 6/21/20
    Motion to dismiss denied 6/11/20, PI denied 6/24/20 and 7/2/20, postage and drop box claims dismissed 6/30/20, settled 7/20/20

  • FL: Grimes v. Fla. Dep’t of State, No. 2020-CA-000908 (Fla. Cir. Ct., Leon Cnty.)
    Mail (send w/o application)
    Amd. complaint 5/13/20, 2d amd. complaint 5/29/20, dismissed 7/20/20, 3d amd. complaint 7/29/20, dismissed 8/13/20

  • FL: Namphy v. DeSantis, No. 4:20-cv-00485 (N.D. Fla.)
    Voter registration (deadline)
    Complaint 10/6/20, TRO denied 10/6/20, amd. complaint 10/9/20, PI denied 10/9/20, vol. dismissed 10/13/20

  • GA: Cooper v. Raffensperger, No. 1:20-cv-01312 (N.D. Ga.)
    Signatures (threshold for candidates)
    Complaint 3/26/20, PI granted in part 7/9/20 (reduced signatures), perm. injunction granted 9/14/20

  • GA: Black Voters Matter Fund v. Raffensperger, No. 1:20-cv-01489 (N.D. Ga.), No. 20-13414 (11th Cir.)
    Mail (postage)
    Complaint 4/8/20, PI denied for June 4/30/20, amd. complaint 5/11/20, PI denied for August 5/15/20, PI denied for November 8/11/20, 2d amd. complaint 8/28/20, final judgment rejecting challenges 8/28/20

  • GA: Ga. Ass’n of Latino Elected Officials v. Gwinnett Cnty. Bd. of Registration and Elections, No. 1:20-cv-01587 (N.D. Ga.), No. 20-14540-C (11th Cir.)
    Language access
    Amd. complaint 4/17/20, PI denied 5/8/20, 2d amd. complaint 6/8/20, case dismissed 10/5/20

  • GA: Coalition for Good Governance v. Raffensperger, No. 1:20-cv-01677 (N.D. Ga.), No. 20-12362 (11th Cir.)
    Postpone primary, in-person (multiple issues), mail (multiple issues)
    Complaint 4/20/20, MTD granted 5/14/20, appeal vol. dismissed 8/17/20

  • GA: New Ga. Project v. Raffensperger, No. 1:20-cv-01986 (N.D. Ga.), No. 20-13360 (11th Cir.)
    Mail (deadline, assistance, postage, notice/cure)
    Amd. complaint 6/3/20, PI granted in part (deadline) 8/31/20, stayed 10/2/20

  • GA: Anderson v. Raffensperger, No. 1:20-cv-03263 (N.D. Ga.)
    In-person (multiple issues: lines)
    Complaint 8/6/20, dismissed 10/13/20

  • GA: Ga. Voters Alliance v. Fulton Cnty.,  No. 1:20-cv-04198 (N.D. Ga.)
    Funding (preemption, Elections Clause)
    Complaint 10/9/20, TRO denied 10/28/20, vol. dismissed 11/4/20

  • GA: 12th Cong. Dist. Republican Comm. v. Raffensperger, No. 1:20-cv-00180 (S.D. Ga.)
    Mail (dropboxes, signature match, open before election day)
    Complaint 12/9/20, dismissed 12/17/20

  • GA: Ga. Republican Party v. Raffensperger, No. 1:20-cv-05018 (N.D. Ga.), No. 20-14741 (11th Cir.)
    Mail (signature match is too lax, hold ballot if just one person objects)
    Complaint 12/10/20, dismissed 12/17/20, stay pending appeal denied 12/21/20

  • GA: RNC v. State Election Bd., No. 2020CV343319 (Ga. Super. Ct., Fulton Cnty.)
    Mail (dropboxes, poll watchers)
    Amd. complaint 12/11/20

  • GA: Wood v. Raffensperger, No. 1:20-cv-05155 (N.D. Ga.)
    Mail (dropboxes, signature match, open before election day)
    Complaint 12/18/20

  • HI: De Jean v. Nago, No. 1:20-cv-00280 (D. Haw.), Nos. 20-17112, 20-73167 (9th Cir.)
    Signatures (threshold for candidates)
    Complaint 6/19/20, PI denied 10/19/20, several claims dismissed 10/19/20, mandamus denied 10/27/20

  • HI: Griffin v. Hawaii, No. 1:20-cv-00298 (D. Haw.)
    Mail (security, disability access), in-person (precinct closure)
    Complaint 7/2/20, PI denied 9/28/20, case dismissed 9/28/20, amd. complaint 10/13/20, dismissed 12/8/20

  • IA: Bertrand v. Woodbury Cnty., No. 03971 CVCV191798 (Iowa Dist. Ct., Woodbury Cnty.)
    In-person (early voting sites)
    Complaint 4/16/20, injunction granted in part 5/1/20

  • IA: LULAC of Iowa v. Pate, No. No. 06521-CVCV081901 (Iowa Dist. Ct., Johnson Cnty.), No. 20-1249 (Iowa Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (complete missing information in application)
    Complaint 7/14/20, TRO denied 9/25/20, aff’d 10/21/20, vol. dismissed 11/19/20

  • IA: RNC v. Miller, No. No. 06571 EQCV095986 (Iowa Dist. Ct., Linn Cnty.), Nos. 20-1091, 20-1140 (Iowa Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (authority to pre-populate request form)
    Complaint 8/10/20, TRO granted (forms invalid) 8/27/20, interlocutory appeal denied 9/16/20, vol. dismissed 12/17/20

  • IA: RNC v. Weipert, No. No. 06521 CVCV081957 (Iowa Dist. Ct., Johnson Cnty.)
    Mail (authority to pre-populate request form)
    Complaint 8/10/20, TRO granted (forms invalid) 9/12/20, vol. dismissed 12/17/20

  • IA: RNC v. Gill, No. 03971 EQCV193154 (Iowa Dist. Ct., Woodbury Cnty.), No. 20-1169 (Iowa Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (authority to pre-populate request form)
    Complaint 8/14/20, TRO granted (forms invalid) 8/28/20, interlocutory appeal denied 9/16/20, vol. dismissed 12/17/20

  • IA: DSCC v. Pate I, No. 05771 CVCV060641 (Iowa Dist. Ct., Polk Cnty.), No. 20-1281 (Iowa Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (state const. authority to promulgate rule against pre-populating request form)
    Complaint 8/31/20, relief granted (no authority to ban prepopulated forms) 10/5/20, vacated on appeal 10/14/20, dismissed 11/18/20

  • IA: DSCC v. Pate II, No. 05771 CVCV060642 (Iowa Dist. Ct., Polk Cnty.), No. 20-1276 (Iowa Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (administrative authority to promulgate rule against pre-populating request form)
    Complaint 8/31/20, relief granted (no authority to ban prepopulated forms) 10/5/20, relief vacated in DSCC v. Pate I 10/14/20, cert. denied 10/14/20, dismissed 11/18/20

  • IA: LULAC of Iowa v. Pate I, No. 05771 CVCV060692 (Iowa Dist. Ct., Polk Cnty.)
    Mail (administrative authority to promulgate rule re drop boxes)
    Complaint 9/14/20, TRO denied 10/27/20, dismissed 11/18/20

  • IA: LULAC of Iowa v. Pate II, No. 05771 CVCV060695 (Iowa Dist. Ct., Polk Cnty.)
    Mail (state const. authority to promulgate rule re drop boxes)
    Complaint 9/14/20, stay of admin. action denied 10/27/20, dismissed 11/18/20

  • IA: Iowa Voter Alliance v. Black Hawk Cnty., No. 6:20-cv-02078 (N.D. Iowa)
    Funding (preemption, Elections Clause)
    Complaint 10/1/20, TRO denied 10/20/20, amd. complaint 11/11/20

  • ID: Moreno v. Denney, No. 1:20-cv-00242 (D. Idaho)
    Mail (deadline to request)
    TRO request 5/19/20, granted 5/23/20, judgment entered 9/16/20

  • ID: Reclaim Idaho v. Little, No. 1:20-cv-00268 (D. Idaho), No. 20-35584 (9th Cir.), No. 20A18 (S. Ct.)
    Signatures (e-signatures, threshold, deadline for initiatives)
    Complaint 6/6/20, PI granted 6/26/20, stay granted 7/30/20, remanded for mootness determination 9/1/20vol. dismissed 12/11/20

  • IL: Libertarian Party of Ill. v. Pritzker, No. 1:20-cv-02112 (N.D. Ill.), No. 20-1961 (7th Cir.)
    Signatures (threshold for candidates)
    Amd. complaint 4/16/20, PI granted in part 4/23/20 (reduced signatures, e-signatures), stay denied 6/21/20, aff’d 8/20/20

  • IL: Morgan v. White, No. 1:20-cv-02189 (N.D. Ill.), No. 20-1801 (7th Cir.)
    Signatures (e-signatures, threshold for initiatives)
    Amd. complaint 4/27/20, PI denied 5/18/20, aff’d 7/8/20, dismissed 8/13/20

  • IL: Bambenek v. White, No. 3:20-cv-03107 (C.D. Ill.)
    Signatures (e-signatures, notary for candidates)
    Amd. complaint 4/30/20, PI denied 5/1/20, vol. dismissed 11/9/20 

  • IL: Fight Back Fund v. Ill. State Bd. of Elections, No. 1:20-cv-02791 (N.D. Ill.)
    Abbreviated leg. session to put const. amd. on ballot
    Complaint 5/8/20, TRO denied 5/19/20, vol. dismissed 6/30/20

  • IL: Cook County Republican Party v. Pritzker, 1:20-cv-04676 (N.D. Ill.)
    In-person (multiple issues), mail (multiple issues): potential for fraud
    Complaint 8/10/20, PI denied 9/17/20, vol. dismissed 9/23/20

  • IN: Tully v. Okeson, No. 1:20-cv-01271 (S.D. Ind.), No. 20-2605 (7th Cir.)
    Mail (excuse required)
    Amd. complaint 5/4/20, PI denied 8/21/20, aff’d 10/6/20

  • IN: Common Cause Ind. v. Lawson, No. 1:20-cv-01825 (S.D. Ind.), No. 20-2877 (7th Cir.)
    State-court limits on orders to keep polls open
    Complaint 7/8/20, PI granted 9/22/20, rev’d 10/23/20

  • IN: Common Cause Ind. v. Lawson, No. 1:20-cv-02007 (S.D. Ind.), No. 20-2911 (7th Cir.)
    Mail (deadline)
    Complaint 7/30/20, PI granted 9/29/20, rev’d 10/13/20

  • KY: Collins v. Adams, No. 3:20-cv-00375 (W.D. Ky.)
    Mail (excuse required, notary, deadline, notice/cure, ID), in-person (ID)
    Amd. complaint 8/19/20, vol. dismissed 9/1/20

  • KY: Nemes v. Bensinger, No. 3:20-cv-00407 (W.D. Ky.)
    In-person (insufficient locations)
    Complaint 6/8/20, PI denied 6/18/20, vol. dismissed 7/17/20

  • KY: Sterne v. Adams, No. 20-CI-00538  (Ky. Cir. Ct., Franklin Cnty.)
    Mail (multiple issues), in-person (early, ID)
    Amd. complaint 7/31/20

  • LA: Clark v. Edwards, No. 3:20-cv-00308 (M.D. La.)
    consolidated w/ Power Coalition for Equity and Justice v. Edwards, No. 3:20-cv-00283 (M.D. La.)
    Mail (excuse required, witness, notice/cure)
    Complaints 5/7/20, 5/19/20, dismissed 6/22/20

  • LA: Harding v. Edwards, No. 3:20-cv-00495 (M.D. La.), No. 20-30632 (5th Cir.)
    Mail (excuse required), in-person (early)
    Complaint 8/3/20, PI granted in part (10 early voting days, expanded excuse) 9/16/20

  • LA: Louisiana v. Ctr. for Tech. & Civic Life, No. 89811 (La. Dist. Ct., St. Martin Parish), No. XX (La. Ct. App., 3d Cir.)
    Funding
    Petition 10/2/20, dismissed 10/23/20

  • MA: Goldstein v. Sec’y, No. SJC-12931 (Mass. Sup. Ct.)
    Signatures (threshold for candidates)
    Petition 4/8/20, petition granted 4/17/20 (reduced signatures, e-signatures)

  • MA: Campbell v. Galvin, No. SJ-2020-0321 (Mass. Sup. Ct., Suffolk Cnty.), No. SJC-12972 (Mass. Sup. Ct.)
    Signatures (deadline for candidates)
    Petition 5/5/20, dismissed 6/2/20, aff’d 7/13/20

  • MA: Brady v. State Ballot Law Comm’n, No. SJ-2020-0321 (Mass. Sup. Ct., Suffolk Cnty.), No. SJC-12979 (Mass. Sup. Ct.)
    Signatures (e-signatures)
    Petition 5/5/20, transfer 7/2/20, aff’d 7/13/20

  • MA: Bertin v. Galvin, No. SJ-2020-0520 (Mass. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (send applications)
    Petition 7/13/20, vol. dismissed 7/22/20

  • MA: Grossman v. Galvin, No. SJC-2020-0584, SJC-12996 (Mass. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (deadline)
    Petition 8/19/20, denied 8/26/20

  • MA: Rivero v. Galvin, No. 1:20-cv-11808 (D. Mass.)
    Mail (remote disability access)
    Complaint 10/2/20, settled 10/13/20

  • MD: Md. Green Party v. Hogan, No. 1:20-cv-01253 (D. Md.)
    Signatures (threshold for party)
    Complaint 5/19/20, consent decree 6/19/20 (reduced signatures)

  • MD: Ivey v. Lamone, No. 1:20-cv-01995 (D. Md.)
    Signatures (deadline, threshold for candidates)
    Complaint 7/7/20, settled 7/20/20

  • MD: Dhillon v. Wobensmith, No. 1:20-cv-02197 (D. Md.)
    Signatures (threshold for candidates)
    Complaint 7/28/20, PI denied 7/31/20, settled 8/28/20

  • ME: Alliance for Retired Americans v. Dunlap, No. CV-20-95 (Me. Super. Ct., Kennebec), No. Ken-20-262 (Me. Sup. Ct.)
    Voter registration (e-signature, ID), mail (deadline, assistance, postage, notice/cure)
    Complaint 6/24/20, PI denied 9/30/20, aff’d 10/23/20

  • ME: Merrill v. Dunlap, No. 1:20-cv-00248 (D. Me.)
    Mail (remote disability access)
    Amd. complaint 9/30/20

  • ME: Jorgensen v. Dunlap, No. 1:20-cv-00272 (D. Me.)
    Signatures (threshold for candidates)
    Complaint 7/31/20, vol. dismissed 8/10/20

  • MI: Esshaki v. Whitmer, No. 2:20-cv-10831 (E.D. Mich.), No. 20-1336 (6th Cir.)
    consolidated 8/13/20 with Beard v. Whitmer, No. 2:20-cv-11067
    Signatures (threshold for candidates)
    Complaint 3/31/20, PI granted 4/20/20 and 5/20/20, aff’d in part 5/5/20, dismissed 9/2/20
    Beard complaint 4/3/20, dismissed 9/2/20

  • MI: Powell v. Benson, No. 2:20-cv-11023 (E.D. Mich.)
    Mail (remote disability access)
    Amd. complaint 4/28/20, TRO settled 5/1/20, case settled 5/19/20

  • MI: SawariMedia LLC v. Whitmer, No. 4:20-cv-11246 (E.D. Mich.), No. 20-1594 (6th Cir.), No. 20A1
    Signatures (threshold for initiatives)
    Complaint 5/4/20, PI granted 6/11/20, vol. dismissed 7/23/20

  • MI: LWV of Mich. v. Benson, No. 353654 (Mich. Ct. Appeals), No. 161671 (Mich. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (deadline, sending of ballots, postage)
    Petition 5/22/20, mandamus denied 7/14/20

  • MI: Fair and Equal Mich. v. Benson, No. 20-000095-MM (Mich. Ct. Claims)
    Signatures (threshold for initiatives, time to collect)
    Complaint 5/26/20, PI granted in part 6/10/20 (time to collect)

  • MI: Black v. Benson, No. 20-000096-MZ (Mich. Ct. Claims)
    Mail (beyond state law authority)
    Complaint 5/26/20, amd. complaint 6/1/20, PI denied 6/18/20, case dismissed 8/25/20

  • MI: Cooper-Keel v. Benson, No. 20-000091-MM (Mich. Ct. Claims)
    Mail (beyond state law authority)
    Complaint 5/28/20, PI denied 6/18/20, case dismissed 8/25/20

  • MI: Davis v. Benson, No. 20-000099-MM (Mich. Ct. Claims)), No. 354622 (Mich. Ct. App.)
    Mail (beyond state law authority)
    Complaint 5/28/20, PI denied 6/18/20, case dismissed 8/25/20, aff’d 9/16/20

  • MI: Mich. Alliance for Retired Americans v. Benson, No. 20-000108-MM (Mich. Ct. Claims), Nos. 354429, 354873, 354993 (Mich. Ct. App.), No. 161837 (Mich. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (deadline, assistance, postage)
    Complaint 6/2/20, amd. complaint 8/17/20, PI granted in part (assistance, postmarked by 11/2 + received by 11/17) 9/18/20, appeal dismissed 9/29/20, ct. claims summary disposition 9/30/20, rev’d 10/16/20

  • MI: Kishore v. Whitmer, No. 2:20-cv-11605 (E.D. Mich.), No. 20-1661 (6th Cir.)
    Signatures (threshold for candidates, deadline, e-signatures)
    Complaint 6/18/20, PI denied 7/8/20, aff’d 8/24/20, vol. dismissed 9/9/20

  • MI: Davis v. Wayne Cnty. Election Comm’n, No. 2:20-cv-11819 (E.D. Mich.)
    Mail (availability of absentee list, beyond state law authority)
    Complaint 7/6/20, dismissed 12/15/20

  • MI: Barkey v. Brown, No. 20-114457-CZ  (Mich. Cir. Ct., Genesee County)
    Mail (failure to send ballots)
    Complaint 7/20/20, relief granted 7/23/20, final judgment for state 9/22/20

  • MI: Jobs for Downriver v. Whitmer, No. 2:20-cv-12115 (E.D. Mich.)
    Signatures (deadline, threshold for initiatives)
    Complaint 8/5/20, vol. dismissed 8/25/20

  • MI: Reed-Pratt v. Winfrey, No. 3:20-cv-12129 (E.D. Mich.), No. 20-1876 (6th Cir.)
    Mail (beyond state law authority)
    Amd. complaint 8/14/20, state claims dismissed and federal claims stayed 9/9/20, appeal dismissed 12/7/20

  • MI: Davis v. Benson, No. 1:20-cv-00768 (W.D. Mich.)
    Mail (beyond state law authority)
    2d amd. complaint 10/7/20

  • MI: Eason v. Whitmer, No. 2:20-cv-12252 (E.D. Mich.)
    Signatures (deadline, threshold for candidates)
    Complaint 8/19/20, PI denied 9/9/20, vol. dismissed 9/9/20

  • MI: Election Integrity Fund v. Benson, No. 20-000169-MM (Mich. Ct. Claims)
    Mail (online application system)
    Complaint 8/24/20, PI denied 10/26/20, dismissed 12/10/20

  • MI: Election Integrity Fund v. Whitmer, No. 1:20-cv-00805 (W.D. Mich.)
    Prohibition on gatherings (election rallies)
    Complaint 8/24/20, PI denied 10/5/20, vol. dismissed 10/16/20

  • MI: Davis v. Benson, No. 1:20-cv-00915 (W.D. Mich.)
    Mail (beyond state law authority)
    Amd. complaint 9/29/20, TRO denied 10/1/20, 10/9/20, PI denied 10/20/20, count dismissed 10/30/20

  • MI: RNC v. Benson, No. 20-000191-MM (Mich. Ct. Claims)
    Mail (deadline, assistance) – (claims in Mich. Alliance for Retired Americans)
    Complaint 9/24/20, dismissed 10/19/20

  • MI: Johnson v. Benson, No. 1:20-cv-00948 (W.D. Mich.)
    Mail (Art. II authority, Election Day)
    Complaint 9/29/20, vol. dismissed 11/23/20

  • MI: Ryan v. Benson, No. 20-000198-MZ (Mich. Ct. Claims)
    Funding
    Complaint 10/5/20, emergency declaratory judgment denied 10/16/20

  • MI: Davis v. Benson, No. 1:20-cv-00981 (W.D. Mich.)
    Mail (beyond state law authority)
    Complaint 10/14/20, PI denied 10/30/20, partial summ. judgment denied 10/30/20, amd. complaint 12/9/20

  • MI: Ganik v. Winfrey, No. 2020-013685-AW (Mich. Cir. Ct., Wayne Cnty.)
    Mail (process ballot applications)
    Complaint 10/16/20, settled 10/27/20

  • MI: Carra v. Benson, No. 20-000211-MZ (Mich. Ct. Claims)
    In-person (challengers)
    Complaint 10/23/20, settled 10/28/20

  • MI: Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., v. Benson, No. 20-000225-MZ (Mich. Ct. Claims), Nos. 355378, 355397 (Mich. Ct. App.), No. 162320 (Mich. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (dropboxes)
    Petition 11/4/20, relief denied 11/6/20, leave to appeal denied 12/4/20, leave to appeal denied 12/11/20

  • MN: Minn. Voters Alliance v. Minnesota, No. A20-0601 (Minn. Ct. App.)
    Mail (composition of absentee ballot board)
    Petition 4/16/20

  • MN: LaRose v. Simon, No. 62-CV-20-3149 (Minn. Dist. Ct., Ramsey Cnty.), No. A20-1040 (Minn. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (deadline, witness)
    Complaint 5/13/20, settled for primary 6/16/20, settled for general election 7/17/20, settlement approved 8/3/20, appeal vol. dismissed 8/18/20

  • MN: LWV Minn. Educ. Fund v. Simon, No. 0:20-cv-01205 (D. Minn.)
    Mail (witness)
    Complaint 5/19/20, proposed settlement not accepted 6/23/20

  • MN: NAACP Minn. v. Simon, No. 62-CV-20-3625 (Minn. Dist. Ct., Ramsey Cnty.), No. A20-1041 (Minn. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (witness, send w/o application)
    Complaint 6/4/20, partially settled for general election 7/23/20 (witness), approved 8/3/20, appeal vol. dismissed 8/18/20

  • MN: Minn. Voters Alliance v. Ramsey, No. 62-CV-20-4124 (Minn. Dist. Ct., Ramsey Cnty.), No. A20-1294 (Minn. Ct. App.)
    consolidated with Minn. Voters Alliance v. Duluth, No. 69DU-CV-20-1252 (Minn. Dist. Ct., St. Louis Cnty.), No. A20-1296 (Minn. Ct. App.); Minn. Voters Alliance v. Olmsted, No. 55-CV-20-4446 (Minn. Dist. Ct., Olmsted Cnty.), No. A20-1295 (Minn. Ct. App.); Minn. Voters Alliance v. Minneapolis, No. 27-CV-20-9085 (Minn. Dist. Ct., Hennepin Cnty.)
    Mail (composition of absentee ballot board)
    Ramsey petition 7/22/20, Minneapolis petition 7/2/20, Duluth petition 7/15/20, Olmsted petition 7/30/20, petitions dismissed 9/24/20

  • MN: Minn. Voters Alliance v. Walz, No. 0:20-cv-01688 (D. Minn.), No. 20-03072 (8th Cir.), No. 20A81 (S. Ct.)
    In-person (mask requirement)
    Complaint 8/4/20, PI denied 10/2/20, injunction pending appeal denied 10/26/20, appeal vol. dismissed 11/9/20

  • MN: Carson v. Simon, No. 0:20-cv-02030 (D. Minn.), No. 20-3139 (8th Cir.)
    Challenge to LaRose v. Simon settlement (Elections Clause, single day)
    Complaint 9/22/20, PI denied 10/11/20, rev’d 10/29/20, injunction 10/30/20, vol. dismissed 12/9/20

  • MN: Minn. Voters Alliance v. Minneapolis, No. 0:20-cv-02049 (D. Minn.)
    Funding (preemption, Elections Clause)
    Complaint 9/24/20, TRO denied 10/16/20

  • MN: Minn. Voters Alliance v. Minneapolis, No. 27-CV-20-12752 (Minn. Dist. Ct., Hennepin Cnty.)
    Mail (composition of absentee ballot board – quo warranto)
    Petition 10/5/20

  • MN: Minn. Voters Alliance v. Lake Cnty., No. 38-CV-20-348 (Minn. Dist. Ct., XX Dist.)
    Mail (XX)
    Petition 10/19/20

  • MN: Donald J. Trump for President v. Simon, No. A20-1362 (Minn. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (segregate ballots after election day)
    Petition 10/28/20, vol. dismissed 11/3/20

  • MO: Mo. NAACP v. Missouri, No. 20AC-CC00169 (Mo. Cir. Ct., Cole Cnty.), No. SC98536, SC98627, SC98628, SC98744 (Mo. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (COVID-19 as excuse, notary)
    Complaint 4/17/20, MTD granted 5/15/20, rev’d in part 6/23/20
    Amd. complaint 7/1/20, PI denied 7/10/20, writ of mandate denied 7/15/20, judgment for defendants after trial 9/24/20, aff’d 10/9/20

  • MO: American Women v. Missouri, No. 20AC-CC00333 (Mo. Cir. Ct., Cole Cnty.)
    Mail (notary, deadline, assistance, match)
    Complaint 8/20/20, judgment for state 10/22/20

  • MO: Org. for Black Struggle v. Ashcroft, No. 2:20-cv-04184 (W.D. Mo.), No. 20-3121 (8th Cir.)
    Mail (request by email, return in person, material error, notice/cure)
    Complaint 9/17/20, PI granted in part (return in person) 10/9/20, stayed 10/10/20, stayed 10/23/20, appeal dismissed 12/4/20, amd. complaint 12/9/20

  • MO: Ostrowski v. Office of Elections, No. 1:20-cv-00209 (E.D. Mo.)
    Mail (opportunity for fraud)
    Complaint 10/2/20, dismissed 10/19/20

  • MS: Oppenheim v. Watson, No. 25CH1:20-cv-00961 (Miss. Chancery Ct., Hinds Cnty.), 2020-AC-00973 (Miss. Ct. App.), 2020-CA-00983-SCT (Miss. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (COVID-19 as excuse)
    Complaint 8/11/20, order granting some relief and denying other 9/2/20, rev’d 9/18/20 (relief denied)

  • MS: Parham v. Watson, No. 3:20-cv-00572 (S.D. Miss.)
    Mail (COVID-19 as excuse, notary, notice/cure)
    Complaint 8/27/20, vol. dismissed 10/20/20

  • MT: Western Native Voice v. Stapleton, No. DV-2020-377 (Mont. Dist. Ct., Yellowstone Cnty.), DA 20-0394 (Mont. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (assistance)
    Complaint 3/12/20, TRO granted 5/20/20, PI granted 7/7/20, permanent injunction 9/25/20, appeal vol. dismissed 10/15/20

  • MT: Driscoll v. Stapleton, No. DV 20-408 (Mont. Dist. Ct., Yellowstone Cnty.)
    Stapleton v. 13th Jud. Dist. Ct., No. OP20-0293, DA20-0295, DA 20-0477 (Mont. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (deadline, assistance)
    Complaint 3/13/20, PI granted 5/22/20, deadline extension stayed 5/27/20, decision affirming in part 9/29/20 (no deadline extension, but assistance OK)
    Perm. injunction issued after trial 9/25/20, stay of deadline extension 9/29/20

  • MT:  New Approach Mont. v. Montana, No. XBDV-2020-444 (Mont. Dist. Ct., Lewis & Clark Cnty.)
    Signatures (e-signature for initiatives)
    Complaint 4/6/20, PI denied 4/30/20

  • MT: Donald J. Trump for President v. Bullock, No. 6:20-cv-00066 (D. Mont.)
    consolidated with Lamm v. Bullock, No. 6:20-cv-00067 (D. Mont.), No. 20-35847 (9th Cir.), No. 20A61 (S. Ct.)
    Mail (state law authority)
    Complaint 9/2/20, Lamm complaint 9/9/20, judgment for state 9/30/20, stay denied 10/6/20, stay denied 10/8/20

  • MT:  Blackfeet Nation v. Stapleton, No. 4:20-cv-00095 (D. Mont.)
    In-person (site on reservation)
    Complaint 10/9/20, settled 10/14/20, vol. dismissed 10/15/20

  • NC: Advance N.C. v. North Carolina, No. 20CV-02965 (N.C. Super. Ct., Wake Cnty.)
    Mail (assistance)
    Complaint 3/4/20

  • NC: N.C. State Conference of the NAACP v. N.C. State Bd. of Elections, No. 20-CVS-05035 (N.C. Super. Ct., Wake Cnty.), No. 386P20 (N.C. Sup. Ct.)
    In-person (machines)
    Complaint 4/15/20, PI denied 8/19/20

  • NC: Stringer v. North Carolina, No. 20-CVS-05615 (N.C. Super. Ct., Wake Cnty.)
    Mail (deadline, notary, postage, notice/cure)
    Amd. complaint 7/8/20

  • NC: Democracy N.C. v. N.C. State Bd. of Elections, No. 1:20-cv-00457 (M.D.N.C.), No. 20-1728 (4th Cir.)
    Voter registration (deadline), mail (multiple issues), in-person (multiple issues)
    2d amd. complaint 6/18/20, PI granted in part (notice/cure) 8/4/20, appeal in abeyance pending trial court 8/26/20, appeal vol. dismissed 10/6/20, order enjoining cure without witness 10/14/20

  • NC: Chambers v. North Carolina, No. No. 20 CVS 500124 (N.C. Super. Ct., Wake Cnty.)
    Mail (witness)
    Complaint 7/10/20, PI denied 9/3/20

  • NC: Taliaferro v. N.C. State Bd. of Elections, No. 5:20-cv-00411 (E.D.N.C.)
    Mail (remote disability access)
    Complaint 7/27/20

  • NC: N.C. Alliance for Retired Americans v. North Carolina, No. 20 CVS 08881 (N.C. Super. Ct., Wake Cnty.), No. P20-513 (N.C. Ct. App.), No. 440P20-1 (N.C. Sup. Ct.), No. 20A74 (S. Ct.)
    Mail (deadline, witness, postage, notice/cure, assistance), in-person (early voting)
    Complaint 8/10/20, settled 9/22/20 (deadline: postmark + 9 days, notice/cure, mail ballot dropoff), judgment 10/5/20, appellate writ denied 10/19/20, stay denied 10/23/20, stay denied 10/29/20

  • NC: DSCC v. North Carolina State Bd. of Elections, No. 20 CVS 09947 (N.C. Super. Ct., Wake Cnty.)
    Mail (notice/cure)
    Complaint 9/8/20

  • NC: Moore v. Circosta, No. 4:20-cv-00182, 5:20-cv-00507 (E.D.N.C.), No. 1:20-cv-00911 (M.D.N.C.), Nos. 20-2107, 20-2062 (4th Cir.). No. 20A72 (S. Ct.)
    Challenge to consent decree in NC Alliance (Elections Clause, Equal Protection)
    Complaint 9/26/20, TRO granted 10/3/20, PI denied 10/14/20, injunction pending appeal denied 10/20/20, injunction pending appeal denied 10/28/20, appeal dismissed 11/23/20

  • NC: Wise v. N.C. State Bd. of Elections, No. 5:20-cv-00505 (E.D.N.C.), No. 1:20-cv-00912 (M.D.N.C.), Nos. 20-2063, 20-02104 (4th Cir.), No. 20A71 (S. Ct.)
    Challenge to consent decree in NC Alliance (Elections Clause, opportunity for fraud)
    Complaint 9/26/20TRO granted 10/3/20, PI denied 10/14/20, injunction pending appeal denied 10/20/20, injunction pending appeal denied 10/28/20

  • NC: Arnett v. N.C. State Bd. of Elections, No. 20 CVS 00570 (N.C. Super. Ct., Duplin Cnty.)
    Mail (inspection of ballots, challenges)
    Complaint 10/5/20, TRO denied 10/27/20, amd. complaint 10/29/20

  • ND: Self Advocacy Solutions N.D. v. Jaeger, No. 3:20-cv-00071 (D.N.D.)
    Mail (notice/cure)
    Complaint 5/1/20, PI granted 6/3/20 (relief procedures 6/5/20), perm. injunction granted 8/28/20

  • ND: Sinner v. Jaeger, No. 3:20-cv-00076 (D.N.D.)
    Signatures (e-signature for initiatives)
    Complaint 5/6/20, PI denied 6/15/20, vol. dismissed 6/22/20

  • ND: Cross v. Fox, No. 1:20-cv-00177 (D.N.D.), No. 20-3424 (8th Cir.)
    Mail (tribal election), right to hold office
    Complaint 9/29/20, dismissed 10/28/20

  • ND: Riemers v. Jaeger, No. 8-2020-CV-1884 (N.D. Dist. Ct., Burleigh Cnty.), Nos. 20200192, 20200201, 20200286 (N.D. Sup. Ct.)
    In-person (multiple issues), mail (multiple issues), state law authority
    Complaint 6/23/20, dismissed in part 7/20/20, writ petition denied 7/29/20, judgment on the pleadings for state 9/16/20, appeal void 11/12/20

  • NH: Libertarian Party of NH v. Sununu, No. 1:20-cv-00688 (D.N.H.)
    Signatures (threshold for candidates)
    Amd. complaint 6/9/20, TRO denied 6/11/20, PI granted 7/28/20, final judgment 9/4/20

  • NH: Frye v. Gardner, No. 1:20-cv-00751 (D.N.H.)
    Mail (remote disability access)
    Amd. complaint 10/6/20, MTD denied 12/9/20

  • NH: American Fed. of Teachers v. Gardner, No. 216-2020-CV-00570 (N.H. Super. Ct., Hillsborough Cnty.)
    Mail (request process, witness, ID, postage, deadline, assistance, drop boxes)
    Amd. complaint 8/31/20, PI mostly denied (SOS must provide reg form) 10/2/20

  • NJ: Gusciora v. McGreevey, No. L-2691-04 (N.J. Sup. Ct., Mercer Cnty.)
    Online voting (local elections)
    Letter to implement order in older case 5/11/20, state retracts decision to use online voting 5/18/20

  • NJ: LWV of NJ v. Way, No. 2:20-cv-05990 (D.N.J.)
    Mail (signature verification, notice/cure)
    Amd. complaint 6/3/20, PI granted 6/17/20

  • NJ: Donald J. Trump for President v. Murphy, No. 3:20-cv-10753 (D.N.J.)
    Mail (Elections Clause authority, deadline, potential for fraud)
    Amd. complaint 9/11/20, PI denied 10/6/20, dismissed 10/22/20

  • NJ: Monmouth Cnty. Republican Comm. v. Way, No. MON-L-003019-20 (N.J. Super. Ct., Monmouth Cnty.), No. 3:20-cv-13914 (D.N.J.)
    Mail (absence of regs, deadline, potential for fraud)
    Complaint 9/24/20, vol. dismiss regs count 10/2/20, vol. dismissed 10/23/20

  • NJ: LWV of NJ v. Way, No. MER-L-001831-20 (N.J. Super. Ct., Mercer Cnty.)
    Mail (e-delivery of blank ballots)
    Complaint 10/14/20, dismissed 10/23/20

  • NM: New Mexico ex rel. Riddle v. Oliver, No. S-1-SC-38228 (N.M. Sup. Ct.)
    Conduct primary by mail rather than in-person
    Petition 3/30/20, petition denied 4/15/20

  • NM: Republican Party of N.M. v. Oliver, No. S-1-SC-38537 (N.M. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (provisions for watchers, challenges)
    Petition 10/24/20, petition denied 10/27/20

  • NM: Republican Party of N.M. v. Oliver, No. D-101-CV-202002344 (N.M. Dist. Ct., 1st Dist.)
    Mail (dropboxes)
    Complaint 10/26/20, vol. dismissed 10/30/20

  • NV: Corona v. Cegavske, No. 20-OC-00064-1B (Nev. Dist. Ct., Carson City)
    Mail (assistance, send w/o application, signature match), in-person (closures)
    Complaint 4/16/20, PI vol. withdrawn 5/5/20, amd. complaint 6/19/20, vol. dismissed 8/4/20

  • NV: Paher v. Cegavske, No. 3:20-cv-00243 (D. Nev.)
    Mail (send w/o application)
    Complaint 4/22/20, PI denied 4/30/20, amd. complaint 5/13/20, PI denied 5/27/20, dismissed as moot 7/31/20

  • NV: Fair Maps Nev. v. Cegavske, No. 3:20-cv-00271 (D. Nev.)
    Signatures (threshold for initiatives)
    Complaint 5/6/20, PI granted in part 5/29/20 (deadline, but not signatures), consent decree 6/9/20

  • NV: Fight for Nevada v. Cegavske, No. 2:20-cv-00837 (D. Nev.)
    Signatures (deadline for initiatives)
    Complaint 5/11/20, TRO denied 5/15/20, vol. dismissed 5/26/20

  • NV: Donald J. Trump for President v. Cegavske, No. 2:20-cv-01445 (D. Nev.)
    Mail (deadline), in-person (early voting, vote centers), opportunity for fraud
    Amd. complaint 8/20/20, dismissed on standing grounds 9/18/20

  • NV: Election Integrity Project of Nev. v. Nevada, No. A-20-820510-C (Nev. Dist. Ct., Clark Cnty.), No. 81847 (Nev. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (multiple issues), in-person (multiple issues), state law authority, opportunity for fraud
    Complaint 9/1/20, PI denied 9/28/20, mandamus petition denied 10/7/20, PI denied 12/11/20

  • NV: Protect Our Girls v. Cegavske, No. 3:20-cv-00515 (D. Nev.)
    Signatures (deadline for initiatives)
    Complaint 9/10/20, vol. dismissed 10/27/20

  • NV: Kraus v. Cegavske, No. 20 OC 00142 1B (Nev. Dist. Ct., Carson City), No. 82018 (Nev. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (challenges), in-person (observers)
    Complaint 10/23/20, TRO denied 10/23/20, mandamus denied 10/29/20, stay denied 11/3/20, vol. dismissed 11/10/20

  • NV: Nev. Republican Central Comm. v. Clark Cnty., No. A-20-823821-W (Nev. Dist. Ct., Clark Cnty.)
    Mail (information on ballots, tally procedures)
    Complaint 10/27/20, order 11/2/20, order 11/13/20

  • NY: Eisen v. Cuomo, No. 54542/2020 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., Westchester Cnty.)
    Signatures (e-signatures for candidates)
    Petition 4/20/20, amd. petition 6/3/20, decision 10/30/20

  • NY: Jasikoff v. Comm’rs of the Westchester Cnty. Bd. of Elections, No. 1376/2020 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., Westchester Cnty.), No. 2020-02929 (App. Div. 2d Dept.)
    Nomination (belated filing of certificate)
    Petition 3/23/20, petition granted 3/27/20, rev’d 5/7/20 (may not file late)

  • NY: Puliafito v. Bd. of Elections in the City of NY, No. 100432-2020, 100433-2020, 100435-2020, 100436-2020 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., N.Y. Cnty.), No. 11603, 11604 (App. Div. 1st Dept.), No. 56 (N.Y. Ct. App.).
    Nomination (belated filing of certificate)
    Petition 4/3/20, petition granted 5/8/20, aff’d 5/14/20, rev’d 5/21/20 (may not file late)

  • NY: Mujumder v. Bd. of Elections in the City of NY, No. 260286/20 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., Bronx Cnty.), No. 11607 (App. Div. 1st Dept.), No. 56 (N.Y. Ct. App.).
    Nomination (belated filing of certificate)
    Petition 4/23/20, petition denied 5/4/20, rev’d 5/14/20, rev’d 5/21/20 (may not file late)

  • NY: Mejia v. Bd. of Elections in the City of NY, No. 260287/20 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., Bronx Cnty.), No. 11606 (App. Div. 1st Dept.), No. 56 (N.Y. Ct. App.)
    Nomination (belated filing of certificate)
    Petition 4/23/20, petition denied 5/4/20, rev’d 5/14/20, rev’d 5/21/20 (may not file late)

  • NY: Hawatmeh v. NY State Bd. of Elections, No. 903484-2020 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., Albany Cnty.), No. 531344 (App. Div. 3d Dept), No. 58 (N.Y. Ct. App.)
    Nomination (belated filing of certificate)
    Petition 4/30/20, petition denied 5/6/20, aff’d 5/15/20, aff’d 5/21/20 (may not file late)

  • NY: Yang v. Kellner, No. 1:20-cv-03325 (S.D.N.Y.), No. 20-1494 (2d Cir.)
    Cancellation of primary
    Complaint 4/28/20, TRO/PI granted 5/5/20, aff’d 5/19/20

  • NY:  Key v. Cuomo, No. 1:20-cv-03533 (S.D.N.Y.)
    Cancellation of primary
    Complaint 5/6/20, TRO denied 5/11/20

  • NY:  Murray v. Cuomo, No. 1:20-cv-03571 (S.D.N.Y.), No. 20-1584 (2d Cir.)
    Signatures (deadline for candidates)
    Complaint 5/7/20, TRO denied 5/18/20, vol. dismissed 6/7/20

  • NY: Quinn v. Cuomo, No. 705011/2020 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., Queens Cnty.)
    Cancel special election, exec. authority to cancel
    Petition 5/8/20, denied and case dismissed 5/18/20

  • NY: Yin v. Cuomo, No. 705013/2020 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., Queens Cnty.), No. 2020-03910 (N.Y. App. Div. 2d Dept.)
    Cancel special election, exec. authority to cancel
    Petition 5/8/20, denied 5/18/20, aff’d 5/27/20

  • NY: Hernandez v. N.Y. State Bd. of Elections, No. 1:20-cv-04003 (S.D.N.Y.)
    Mail (remote disability access)
    Complaint 5/22/20, settled for primary 6/2/20, PI denied 8/14/20 but relief granted on representation of state 8/19/20

  • NY: Eisen v. Cuomo, No. 7:20-cv-05121 (S.D.N.Y.)
    Signatures (e-signatures, threshold for candidates)
    Amd. complaint 7/20/20, PI denied 7/27/20, vol. dismissed 8/12/20

  • NY: League of Women Voters of the U.S. v. Kosinski, No. 1:20-cv-05238 (S.D.N.Y.)
    Mail (notice/cure, standards)
    Complaint 7/8/20

  • NY: Gallagher v. N.Y. State Bd. of Elections, No. 1:20-cv-05504 (S.D.N.Y.)
    Mail (deadline, postmark)
    Complaint 7/17/20, PI granted 8/3/20, amd. complaint 9/11/20, PI denied 10/23/20

  • NY: Harley v. Kosinski, No. 1:20-cv-04664 (E.D.N.Y.)
    Mail (e-transmission from overseas voters)
    Complaint 9/30/20, PI denied 10/13/20, vol. dismissed 10/13/20

  • NY: Andrew Goodman Foundation v. Dutchess Cnty. Bd. of Elections, No. 2020-52737 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., Dutchess Cnty.), No. 2020-07999 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., App. Div.)
    In-person (location)
    Petition 9/4/20, denied 10/14/20, reviewed and petition granted 10/23/20, appeal withdrawn 10/28/20

  • OH:  Reardon v. LaRose, No. 20-CV-2105 (Ohio Ct. Common Pleas, Franklin Cnty.), No. 20AP-160 (Ohio Ct. App. 10th Dist.)
    Postpone primary
    Complaint 3/16/20, TRO denied 3/17/20, appeal dismissed 3/31/20, case dismissed 4/22/20

  • OH:  Ohio ex rel. Speweik v. Wood Cnty. Bd. of Elections, No. 2020-0382 (Ohio Sup. Ct.)
    Postpone primary
    Petition 3/16/20, petition denied 3/17/20

  • OH:  Ohio ex rel. ODP v. LaRose, No. 2020-0388 (Ohio Sup. Ct.)
    Postpone primary, all-mail election
    Petition 3/17/20, petition denied 3/31/20

  • OH:  Ohio ex rel. Brinkman v. O’Connor, No. 2020-0389 (Ohio Sup. Ct.)
    Postpone primary (explanation from court)
    Complaint 3/18/20, dismissed 8/19/20

  • OH:  LWV of Ohio v. LaRose, No. 2:20-cv-01638 (S.D. Ohio)
    Voter registration (deadlines), mail (deadlines)
    Amd. complaint 3/31/20, TRO denied 4/3/20, vol. dismissed 4/20/20

  • OH:  Ohioans for Raising the Wage v. Larose, No. 20-CV-002381 (Ohio Ct. Common Pleas, Franklin Cnty.)
    Signatures (threshold for initiatives)
    Complaint 3/30/20, PI denied 4/28/20, vol. dismissed 4/30/20

  • OH:  Thompson v. Dewine, No. 2:20-cv-02129 (S.D. Ohio), 20-3526 (6th Cir.), No. 19A1054 (S. Ct.)
    Signatures (threshold for initiatives)
    Complaints 4/27/20 and 4/30/20, PI granted 5/19/20, stayed 5/26/20, rev’d 9/16/20

  • OH:  Duncan v. LaRose, No. 2:20-cv-02295 (S.D. Ohio)
    Signatures (threshold, deadline for candidates)
    Complaint 5/6/20, PI denied 6/4/20, dismissed 8/24/20

  • OH:  Hawkins v. DeWine, No. 2:20-cv-02781 (S.D. Ohio), No. 20-3717 (6th Cir.)
    Signatures (threshold for candidates)
    Amd. complaint 6/9/20, dismissed 6/24/20, aff’d 8/3/20

  • OH: Ohio Democratic Party v. LaRose, No. 20CV004997 (Ohio Ct. Common Pleas, Franklin Cnty.), Nos. 20AP421, 20AP428 (Ohio Ct. App.)
    Mail (electronic image of applications)
    Amd. complaint 8/4/20, PI granted 9/11/20, stay granted 9/11/20, rev’d 9/29/20

  • OH:  LWV of Ohio v. LaRose, No. 2:20-cv-03843 (S.D. Ohio)
    Mail (notice/cure)
    Amd. complaint 8/24/20, PI denied 9/27/20

  • OH:  Ohio Democratic Party v. LaRose, No. 20CV005634 (Ohio Ct. Common Pleas, Franklin Cnty.), Nos. 20AP432, 20AP439 (Ohio Ct. App.)
    Mail (dropbox)
    Complaint 8/25/20, declaratory judgment (dropboxes permissible) 9/15/20, PI granted 9/16/20, stayed pending appeal, declaratory judgment aff’d, PI rev’d 10/2/20 (SOS can permit add’t dropboxes, but doesn’t have to)

  • OH:  A. Philip Randolph Inst. of Ohio v. LaRose, No. 1:20-cv-01908 (N.D. Ohio), No. 20-4063 (6th Cir.)
    Mail (dropbox)
    Complaint 8/26/20, order holding decision pending ODP v. LaRose 9/25/20, dismissed 10/6/20, reconsidered and PI granted (dropboxes permissible) 10/8/20, stayed 10/9/20, vol. dismissed 10/23/20

  • OK: Wright v. Oklahoma, No. 5:20-cv-00287 (W.D. Okla.)
    Petition v. filing fee
    Amd. complaint 7/29/20, PI denied 8/21/20, dismissed 11/2/20

  • OK:  LWV of Okla. v. Ziriax, No. O-118765 (Okla. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (notary)
    Petition 4/23/20, petition granted 5/4/20

  • OK: Manning v. Rogers, No. MA-118774 (Okla. Sup. Ct.)
    Accept petition while signature period tolled for COVID-19
    Petition (and brief) 5/7/20, petition granted 5/26/20

  • OK:  DCCC v. Ziriax, 4:20-cv-00211 (N.D. Okla.)
    Mail (deadline, notary/witness/ID, postage, assistance)
    Amd. complaint 6/11/20, motion to dismiss denied 8/4/20, judgment after trial rejecting challenge 9/17/20

  • OK: Hawkins v. Ziriax, No. 5:20-cv-00687 (W.D. Okla.)
    Signatures (deadline, threshold for candidates or fee)
    Complaint 7/15/20, vol. dismissed 10/1/20

  • OR:  McCarter v. Brown, 6:20-cv-01048 (D. Or.) 
    Signatures (threshold for initiatives)
    Complaint 6/30/20, PI denied 7/20/20, dismissed 9/17/20

  • OR:  People Not Politicians Oregon v. Clarno, 6:20-cv-01053 (D. Or.), No. 20-35630 (9th Cir.), 20A21 (S. Ct.) 
    Signatures (deadline, threshold for initiatives)
    Complaint 6/30/20, PI granted 7/13/20, stay denied 7/23/20, stay granted 8/11/20, remanded for mootness determination 9/1/20

  • PA:  Crossey v. Boockvar, No. 266-MD-2020 (Penn. Commonw. Ct.), No. 32-MAP-2020, 108-MM-2020 (Penn. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (deadline, assistance, postage, notice/cure)
    Petition 4/22/20, PI denied 5/28/20, appeal dismissed as moot 6/4/20, case transferred 6/17/20
    Amd. petition 7/13/20, opinion issued (postage moot, assistance denied) 9/17/20

  • PA:  Disability Rights Penn. v. Boockvar, No. 83-MM-2020 (Penn. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (deadline)
    Petition 4/27/20, petition dismissed 5/15/20

  • PA: Libertarian Party v. Wolf, No. 5:20-cv-02299 (E.D. Penn.), No. 20-2481 (3d Cir.)
    Signatures (threshold for party)
    Complaint 5/14/20, PI denied 7/14/20, aff’d 7/28/20, vol. dismissed 8/14/20

  • PA:  Drenth v. Boockvar, No. 1:20-cv-00829 (M.D. Penn.)
    Mail (e-transmit blank absentee ballot)
    Complaint 5/21/20, PI granted 5/27/20, summary judgment for state after change in practice 8/18/20

  • PA:  Delisle v. Boockvar, No. 95-MM-2020 (Penn. Sup. Ct.), No. 319-MD-2020 (Penn. Commonw. Ct.)
    Mail (deadline)
    Petition 5/25/20, transferred 5/29/20, PI denied 6/2/20, vol. dismissed 6/12/20

  • PA:  In re: Extension of time for Absentee and Mail-in Ballots, No. 2020-06413 (Penn. Ct. Common Pleas, Montgomery Cnty.)
    Mail (deadline)
    Petition 5/26/20, petition denied 5/27/20

  • PA:  In re: Extension of time for Absentee and Mail-in Ballots, No. 2020-02322-37 (Penn. Ct. Common Pleas, Bucks Cnty.)
    Mail (deadline)
    Petition 6/2/20, granted 6/2/20
  • PA:  In re: Extension of time for Absentee and Mail-in Ballots, No. 2020-003416 (Penn. Ct. Common Pleas, Delaware Cnty.)
    Mail (deadline)
    Petition 6/2/20, granted 6/2/20

  • PA:  NAACP Penn. State Conference v. Boockvar, No. 364-MD-2020 (Penn. Commonw. Ct.)
    Mail (multiple issues), in-person (multiple issues)
    Petition 6/18/20, dismissed 9/11/20

  • PA:  Donald J. Trump for Pres., Inc. v. Boockvar, No. 2:20-cv-00966 (W.D. Pa.)
    Mail (ballot envelope, drop boxes, security), Elections Clause authority, pollwatcher residence
    Amd. complaint 7/27/20, decision to abstain 8/23/20, 2d amd. complaint 9/23/20, judgment for state 10/10/20

  • PA: Penn. Democratic Party v. Boockvar, No. 407-MD-2020 (Penn. Commonw. Ct.), No. 133 MM 2020 (Penn. Sup. Ct.), No. 20A53, 20A54, 20A84, 20-542, 20-574 (S. Ct.)
    Mail (decl. judgment on Trump v. Boockvar issues, deadline, ballot envelope)
    Complaint 7/10/20, opinion issued (dropboxes OK, deadline 3 days after election day, no notice/cure, secrecy envelope mandatory, pollwatcher residency requirement OK) 9/17/20, stay denied 10/19/20, motion to expedite denied 10/28/20, order to segregate ballots 11/6/20

  • PA: League of Women Voters of Penn. v. Boockvar, No. 2:20-cv-03850 (E.D. Pa.)
    Mail (notice/cure)
    Complaint 8/7/20, vol. dismissed 9/14/20

  • PA:  Penn. Voters Alliance v. Centre Cnty., No. 4:20-cv-01761 (M.D. Pa.), No. 20-3175 (3d Cir.), No. 20A82, 20-553 (S. Ct.)
    Funding (preemption, Elections Clause)
    Complaint 9/25/20, dismissed 10/21/20, injunctive relief denied 10/28/20, injunctive relief denied 11/3/20, appeal dismissed 11/23/20

  • PA:  Donald J. Trump for Pres., Inc. v. Philadelphia Cnty. Bd. of Elections, No. 200902035 (Penn. Ct. Common Pleas, Philadelphia Cnty.), No. 983 CD 2020 (Penn. Commonw. Ct.)
    In-person (poll watchers at early voting satellite offices)
    Complaint 10/1/20, petition denied 10/9/20, aff’d 10/23/20

  • PA: In re Nov. 3, 2020, General Election, No. 149 MM 2020 (Penn. Sup. Ct.), No. 20-845 (S. Ct.)
    Mail (signature match)
    Petition for declaratory relief 10/4/20, granted 10/23/20 (can’t reject on signature mismatch)

  • PA: Parnell v. Allegheny Cnty. Bd. of Elections, No. 2:20-cv-01570 (W.D. Pa.)
    In-person (early voting poll watchers), mail (challenges)
    Amd. complaint 10/22/20, TRO denied 10/23/20, settled w/r/t voters with printing error 10/26/20

  • PA: Bognet v. Boockvar, No. 3:20-cv-00215 (W.D. Pa.), No. 20-3214 (3d Cir.), No. 20-740 (S. Ct.)
    Mail (deadline, Elections Clause)
    Complaint 10/22/20, PI denied 10/28/20, aff’d 11/13/20

  • PA: In re Canvassing Operation, No. 201107003 (Penn. Ct. Common Pleas, Philadelphia Cnty.), No. 1094 CD 2020 (Penn. Commonw. Ct.), No. 425 EAL 2020, 30 EAP 2020 (Penn. Sup. Ct.)
    Canvass (physical distance)
    petition rejected 11/3/20, rev’d. (allowed w/in 6 feet) 11/5/20, rev’d (trial court was right: no right to more proximate access) 11/17/20

  • PR: Arlene Ocasio v. Comisión Estatal de Elecciones, No. 3:20-cv-01432 (D.P.R.)
    Mail (excuse), in-person (early)
    Complaint 8/20/20, PI granted in part (mail voting for seniors) 9/14/20, permanent injunction 9/23/20

  • RI:  Acosta v. Restrepo, No. 1:20-cv-00262 (D.R.I.)
    Signatures (threshold for candidates, e-signatures)
    Complaint 6/16/20, PI granted in part 6/25/20 (e-signatures)

  • RI:  Common Cause R.I. v. Gorbea, No. 1:20-cv-00318 (D.R.I.), No. 20-1753 (1st Cir.), No. 20A28 (S. Ct.)
    Mail (witness)
    Complaint 7/23/20, consent decree 7/30/20, accepted 7/30/20, stay denied 8/7/20, stay denied 8/13/20

  • SC:  Bailey v. S.C. State Election Comm’n, No. 2020-000642 (S.C. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (COVID-19 as excuse)
    Petition 4/22/20, case dismissed 5/27/20

  • SC:  Thomas v. Andino, No. 3:20-cv-01552 (D.S.C.)
    Mail (excuse required, witness)
    Complaint 4/22/20, PI granted in part 5/25/20 (witness)
    Amd. complaint 7/13/20, stayed 9/18/20, vol. dismissed 12/21/20

  • SC:  Middleton v. Andino, No. 3:20-cv-01730 (D.S.C.), No. 20-2022 (4th Cir.), No. 20A55 (S. Ct.)
    Mail (age limit, assistance, witness, postage)
    Complaint 5/1/20, PI granted in part 5/25/20 (witness), settled in part 7/8/20 (postage)
    Amd. complaint 7/21/20, judgment on pleadings denied 7/24/20, PI granted in part (witness) 9/18/20, stayed 9/24/20, stay vacated 9/25/20, stayed by SCOTUS 10/5/20, appeal dismissed 12/17/20, vol. dismissed 12/17/20

  • SC: S.C. Progressive Network Education Fund v. Andino, No. 3:20-cv-03503 (D.S.C.)
    Voter registration (deadline)
    Complaint 10/2/20, PI denied 10/9/20, vol. dismissed 10/19/20

  • SC: League of Women Voters of S.C. v. Andino, No. 2:20-cv-03537 (D.S.C.), No. 20-02167 (4th Cir.)
    Mail (notice/cure)
    Amd. complaint 10/9/20, PI granted in part (no signature matching to disqualify) 10/27/20, partial stay 10/29/20

  • SC: Shernoff v. Andino, No. 2:20-cv-03654 (D.S.C.)
    Mail (notice/cure)
    Amd. complaint 10/20/20, PI denied 10/27/20, vol. dismissed 12/17/20

  • SC: S.C. Voter’s Alliance v. Charleston Cnty., No. 2:20-cv-03710 (D.S.C.)
    Funding (preemption, Elections Clause)
    Complaint 10/22/20, TRO denied 10/26/20, vol. dismissed 11/17/20

  • SD: Walker v. Barnett, No. 4:20-cv-04059 (D.S.D.) 
    Signatures (threshold for candidates)
    Complaint 3/30/20, dismissed 9/22/20

  • TN:  Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Inst. v. Hargett, No. 3:20-cv-00374 (M.D. Tenn.), No. 20-6046, 20-6141 (6th Cir.)
    Mail (excuse required, distribution of requests, notice/cure)
    Amd. complaint 6/12/20, PI denied 7/21/20 (Aug. primary), 8/11/20 (requests), 8/28/20 (signature match), granted (1st-time vote in person) 9/9/20, denial aff’d (signature match) 10/15/20, stay denied (1st time vote in person) 10/19/20

  • TN:  Demster v. Hargett, No. 20-0435-III (Tenn. Chancery Ct., Davidson Cnty.), No. M2020-00831-SC-RDM-CV (Tenn. Sup. Ct.)
    (a.k.a. Fisher v. Hargett)
    Mail (excuse required)
    Complaint 5/8/20, TRO granted 6/4/20, rev’d 8/5/20, amd. complaint 9/23/20, order 9/25/20, summary judgment for state 10/20/20

  • TN:  Lay v. Goins, No. 20-0453-III (Tenn. Chancery Ct., Davidson Cnty.)
    Mail (excuse required)
    Complaint 5/15/20, TRO granted 6/4/20, stay denied 6/24/20, rev’d 8/5/20, vol. dismissed 9/18/20

  • TN:  Lichtenstein v. Hargett, No. 3:20-cv-00736 (M.D. Tenn.)
    Mail (distribution of requests)
    Complaint 8/28/20, PI denied 9/23/20

  • TX:  Tex. Democratic Party v. DeBeauvoir, No. D-1-GN-20-001610 (Tex. Dist. Ct., Travis Cnty.), No. 03-20-00251-CV (Tex. Ct. App.), No. 14-20-00358-CV (Tex. Ct. App.), No. 20-0401 (Tex. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (excuse required), in-person (early voting)
    Complaints 3/20/20 and 4/1/20, TRO 4/15/20 (early voting), TRO granted 4/17/20, appeals decision enforcing TRO 5/14/20, stayed 5/15/20, vol. dismissed 7/16/20, 7/24/20

  • TX:  In re State of Texas, No. 20-0394 (Tex. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (excuse required)
    Petition 5/13/20, mandamus denied 5/27/20

  • TX:  Tex. Democratic Party v. Abbott, No. 5:20-cv-00438 (W.D. Tex.), No. 20-50407 (5th Cir.), Nos. 19A1055, 19-1389 (S. Ct.)
    Mail (excuse required)
    Amd. complaint 4/29/20, PI granted 5/19/20, stayed 6/4/20, vacated (voters under 65) 9/10/20, new opinion 10/14/20

  • TX:  Gloria v. Hughs, No. 5:20-cv-00527 (W.D. Tex.)
    Mail (age limit)
    Complaint 4/29/20, stayed pending TDP v. Abbott 6/10/20, vol. dismissed 9/23/20

  • TX:  Lewis v. Hughs, No. 5:20-cv-00577 (W.D. Tex.), No. 20-50654 (5th Cir.)
    Mail (deadline, assistance, postage, notice/cure)
    Complaint 5/11/20, MTD denied 7/28/20, aff’d 9/4/20, 9/4 order withdrawn 10/2/20

  • TX:  Harrison v. DeBeauvoir, No. D-1-GN-20-003647 (Tex. Dist. Ct., Travis Cnty.)
    Mail (emergency absentee ballot)
    Complaint 7/14/20

  • TX: Hotze v. Abbott, No. 4:20-cv-02104 (S.D. Tex.), No. 20-20379 (5th Cir.)
    Convention (contract to hold in-person convention)
    2d amd. complaint 7/17/20, PI granted 7/19/20, vol. dismissed 7/22/20

  • TX: Mi Familia Vota v. Abbott, No. 5:20-cv-00830 (W.D. Tex.), Nos. 20-50793, 20-50907 (5th Cir.)
    In-person (multiple issues)
    Complaint 7/16/20, dismissed 9/7/20, aff’d in part (but VRA claim reinstated) 10/14/20, PI granted in part (can’t exempt polling places from mask mandate) 10/27/20, stayed 10/30/20, vol. dismissed 11/24/20, judgment vacated 11/30/20

  • TX: Semien v. Hughs, No. 1:20-cv-00789 (W.D. Tex.)
    Mail (remote disability access)
    Complaint 7/24/20

  • TX: Tex. Alliance for Retired Americans, No. 5:20-cv-00128 (S.D. Tex.), No. 20-40643 (5th Cir.)
    In-person (straight-ticket voting)
    Complaint 8/12/20, PI granted 9/25/20, stayed 9/30/20

  • TX: Texas v. Hollins, No. 2020-52383 (Tex. Dist. Ct., Harris Cnty.), No. 14-20-00627-CV (Tex. Ct. App.), Nos. 20-0715, 20-0729 (Tex. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (state law authority to send applications)
    Petition 8/31/20, TRO denied 9/11/20, aff’d 9/18/20, rev’d (sending enjoined) 10/7/20

  • TX: In re Hotze, No. 20-0671 (Tex. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (state law authority to send applications)
    Petition 8/31/20, TRO granted pending ruling in Texas v. Hollins 9/2/20, amd. petition 9/9/20, petition denied 10/7/20

  • TX: In re Hotze, No. 20-0739 (Tex. Sup. Ct.)
    In-person (early voting days)
    Petition 9/23/20, petition denied 10/7/20

  • TX: In re Hotze, No. 20-0751 (Tex. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (assistance), in-person (early voting)
    Petition 9/28/20, petition denied 10/7/20

  • TX: In re McCarty, No. 20-0760 (Tex. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (assistance), in-person (early voting)
    Petition 9/28/20, petition denied 10/7/20

  • TX: Tex. LULAC v. Abbott, No. 1:20-cv-01006 (W.D. Tex.), No. 20-50867 (5th Cir.)
    consolidated with Straty v. Abbott, No. 1:20-cv-01015 (W.D. Tex.)
    Mail (dropboxes)
    LULAC complaint 10/1/20, Straty complaint 10/2/20, PI granted 10/9/20, stayed 10/12/20

  • TX:  MOVE Tex. Action Fund v. DeBeauvoir, No. D-1-GN-20-005507 (Tex. Dist. Ct., Travis Cnty.), No. 03-20-00497-CV (Tex. Ct. App.)
    Mail (emergency absentee ballot)
    Complaint 10/2/20, TRO granted 10/16/20, stayed pending appeal 10/23/20, vol. dismissed 11/20/20, appeal dismissed 12/18/20

  • TX: Anti-Defamation League Austin, Sw. & Texoma Regions v. Abbott, No. D-1-GN-20-005550 (Tex. Dist. Ct., Travis Cnty.), No. 03-20-00498-CV (Tex. Ct. App.), Nos. 20-0846, 20-0847 (Tex. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (dropboxes)
    Complaint 10/5/20, TRO granted 10/15/20, aff’d 10/23/20, stayed 10/24/20, rev’d 10/27/20

  • TX: Tex. Organizing Project v. Callanen, No. 2020CI19387 (Tex. Dist. Ct., Bexar Cnty.), No. 5:20-cv-01189 (W.D. Tex.)
    In-person (number of locations), voter registration assistance
    Complaint 10/6/20, TRO granted 10/13/20, vol. dismissed 11/12/20

  • TX: Tex. State Conference of NAACP Branches v. Abbott, No. 1:20-cv-01024 (W.D. Tex.)
    Mail (dropboxes)
    Complaint 10/6/20, vol. dismissed 10/16/20

  • TX: Tex. Voters Alliance v. Dallas Cnty., No. 4:20-cv-00775 (E.D. Tex.)
    Funding (preemption, Elections Clause)
    Complaint 10/9/20, PI denied 10/20/20, vol. dismissed 12/9/20

  • TX: In re Pichardo, No. 14-20-00697-CV (Tex. Ct. App., 14th Dist.), No. 20-0815 (Tex. Sup. Ct.)
    In-person (curbside voting)
    Complaint 10/12/20, dismissed 10/14/20, mandamus denied 10/22/20

  • TX: In re Hotze, No. 20-0819 (Tex. Sup. Ct.)
    In-person (curbside voting)
    Petition 10/15/20, petition denied 10/22/20

  • TX: In re Biesel, No. 20-0830 (Tex. Sup. Ct.)
    In-person (mask mandate)
    Petition 10/20/20, petition denied 10/22/20

  • TX: In re Hotze, No. 20-0863 (Tex. Sup. Ct.)
    In-person (curbside voting)
    Petition 10/27/20, petition denied 11/1/20

  • TX: Hotze v. Hollins, No. 4:20-cv-03709 (S.D. Tex.), No. 20-20574 (5th Cir.)
    In-person (curbside voting), Elections Clause
    Complaint 10/28/20, PI denied 11/2/20, PI denied on appeal 11/2/20

  • UT:  Garbett v. Herbert, No. 2:20-cv-00245 (D. Utah), No. 20-4051 (10th Cir.)
    Signatures (threshold for candidates)
    Complaint 4/13/20, PI granted 4/29/20, appeal vol. dismissed 5/4/20

  • VA: Faulkner for Va.  v. Va. Dept of Elections, No. CL20001456-00 (Va. Cir. Ct., Richmond City)
    Signatures (threshold for candidates)
    Complaint 3/23/20, PI granted 3/25/20

  • VA: Seventh Cong. Dist. Republican Comm. v. Va. Dep’t of Elections, No. CL20001640-00 (Va. Cir. Ct., Richmond City)
    Nominating convention (deadline)
    Complaint 4/7/20, TRO granted 4/14/20, consent decree 4/22/20

  • VA: LWV Va. v. Va. State Bd. of Elections, No. 6:20-cv-00024 (W.D. Va.)
    Mail (witness)
    Complaint 4/17/20, settled (for June elections) 5/5/20
    2d amd complaint 7/17/20, settled (for November) 8/21/20

  • VA: Lean on McLean v. Showalter, No. CL20001959-00 (Va. Cir. Ct., Richmond City)
    Signatures (threshold for candidates)
    Complaint 5/1/20, PI granted 5/18/20

  • VA: Curtin v. Va. State Bd. of Elections, No. 1:20-cv-00546 (E.D. Va.)
    Mail (Elections Clause authority, excuse required)
    Complaint 5/13/20, PI denied 5/29/20, vol. dismissed 6/16/20

  • VA: Alberto v. City of Roanoke, No. CL 20000997-00  (Va. Cir. Ct., Roanoke City)
    Signatures (threshold for candidates, witnesses)
    Complaint 6/1/20, PI granted 6/4/20

  • VA: Libertarian Party v. Va. State Bd. of Elections, No. 3:20-cv-00349  (E.D. Va.)
    Signatures (threshold for candidates)
    Amd. complaint 6/5/20, settled in part 7/2/20 (signature threshold, deadline, e-witnesses), summary judgment denied 7/10/20, relief granted in part after trial 7/15/20 (deadlines, signature threshold)

  • VA: Richmond for All v. Dep’t of Elections, No. CL 20002432-00  (Va. Cir. Ct., Richmond City)
    Signatures (deadline, threshold for candidates)
    Complaint 6/8/20, PI granted 6/9/20

  • VA: Alliance Party v. Va. State Bd. of Elections, No. 1:20-cv-00774 (E.D. Va.)
    Signatures (threshold for candidates or fee), timing for naming electors
    Complaint 7/9/20

  • VA: Luciani v. Va. State Bd. of Elections, No. 7:20-cv-00401 (W.D. Va.), No. 20-1866 (4th Cir.)
    Signatures (deadline, threshold for candidates)
    Complaint 7/13/20, PI granted in part 7/30/20, aff’d 8/26/20, dismissed 10/16/20

  • VA: Gary v. Va. Dep’t of Elections, No. 1:20-cv-00860 (E.D. Va.)
    Mail (remote disability access)
    Complaint 7/27/20, partial consent decree 8/28/20

  • VA: New Va. Majority Education Fund v. Va. Dep’t of Elections, No. 3:20-cv-00801 (E.D. Va.)
    Voter registration (deadline)
    Complaint 10/13/20, TRO granted 10/14/20

  • VA: Swecker v. Showalter, No. CL20005368-00 (Va. Cir. Ct., Richmond City)
    Mail (list of ballots with errors)
    Complaint 10/26/20, dismissed 11/18/20

  • VT: Martel v. Condos, No. 5:20-cv-00131 (D. Vt.)
    Mail (state law authority, opportunity for fraud)
    Complaint 9/4/20, PI denied and case dismissed 9/16/20

  • WI:  DNC v. Bostelmann, No. 3:20-cv-00249 (W.D. Wis.), No. 20-1538, 20-1539, 20-1545, 20-1546, 20-2835, 20-2844 (7th Cir.), RNC v. DNC, No. 19A1016, 20A64, 20A65, 20A66 (S. Ct.), No. 2020AP001634 (Wis. Sup. Ct.)

    consolidated w/ Lewis v. Knudson, No. 3:20-cv-00284; Gear v. Knudson, No. 3:20-cv-00278; Edwards v. Vos, No. 3:20-cv-00340; Swenson v. Bostelman, no. 3:20-cv-00459

    Voter registration (deadline), mail (multiple issues), in-person (multiple issues), postpone primary

    Complaint 3/18/20, TRO granted in part (voter reg.) 3/20/20

    Amd. complaint 3/26/20, PI granted in part (mail deadline, witness) 4/2/20; stayed in part on appeal (witnesses) 4/3/20, modified in part by SCOTUS (deadline for submitting ballots) 4/6/20, appeals dismissed as moot 5/14/20

    DNC amd. complaint 4/30/20, Gear amd. complaint 6/29/20, Edwards amd. complaint 5/4/20, Swenson amd. complaint 6/23/20

    PI granted (reg deadline, mail deadline: postmark + 6 days, e-delivery of mail ballots 10/22-10/29, pollworker residence) 9/21/20, stayed by trial court until 9/28/20, stayed by 7th Circuit 9/27/20, stay vacated 9/29/20, stayed by 7th Circuit 10/8/20, application to vacate stay denied 10/26/20, appeals dismissed 12/1/20

    Swenson vol. dismissed 12/22/20

  • WI:  City of Green Bay v. Bostelmann, No. 1:20-cv-00479 (E.D. Wis.)
    Postpone primary
    Amd. complaint 3/26/20, dismissed on standing 3/27/20

  • WI:  Jefferson v. Dane County, No. 2020AP000557 – OA (Wis. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (ID)
    Petition 3/27/20, petition granted (striking gov’s definition of “indefinitely confined”) 3/31/20

  • WI: Taylor v. Milwaukee Elections Comm’n, No. No. 20-cv-00545 (E.D. Wis.)
    Postpone primary, voter registration (deadline), in-person (early voting), mail (send w/o application)
    Complaint 4/3/20, PI denied 4/5/20 and 4/6/20, dismissed 5/12/20

  • WI:  Wis. Leg. v. Evers, No. 2020AP000608 – OA (Wis. Sup. Ct.)
    In-person (exec. authority to suspend)
    Petition 4/6/20, petition granted 4/6/20

  • WI: Debraska v. Oneida Business Comm., No. 1:20-cv-01321 (E.D. Wis.)
    Cancellation of primary
    Complaint 8/27/20, TRO denied 8/27/20, dismissed 10/22/20

  • WI: Newman v. Evers, No. 2020CV000415 (Wis. Cir. Ct., La Crosse Cnty.)
    In-person (PPE)
    Complaint 9/17/20

  • WI: Wis. Voters Alliance v. Racine, No. 1:20-cv-01487 (E.D. Wis.), No. 20-03002 (7th Cir.), No. 20A75 (S. Ct.)
    Funding (preemption, Elections Clause)
    Complaint 9/24/20, PI denied 10/14/20, PI denied 10/21/20, injunction pending appeal denied 10/23/20, injunction pending appeal denied 10/29/20, appeal vol. dismissed 11/6/20

  • WI: Judge v. Bd. of Canvassers for the City of Madison, No. 2020CV002029 (Wis. Cir. Ct., Dane Cnty.)
    Mail (return of ballots in “Democracy in the Park” event)
    Complaint 9/30/20, dismissed 10/23/20

  • WI: Mueller v. Wis. Election Comm’nrs, No. 2020AP001958 – OA (Wis. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (dropboxes)
    Petition 11/27/20, denied 12/3/20

  • WI: Trump v. Wis. Elections Comm’n, No. 20-cv-01785 (E.D. Wis.), No. 20-3414 (7th Cir.)
    Mail (absentee eligibility, dropboxes), Electors Clause (WEC guidance deviated from statute)
    Complaint 12/2/20, dismissed 12/12/20

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