The list of COVID-19 election cases

Updated as of September 27: the post below lists 262 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

  • National: Richardson v. Trump, No. 1:20-cv-02262 (D.D.C.)
    Mail (postal service practices)
    Amd. complaint 9/11/20

  • National: Washington v. Trump, No. 1:20-cv-03127 (E.D. Wash.)
    Mail (postal service practices)
    Complaint 8/18/20, PI granted 9/17/20

  • National: Nat’l Urban League v. DeJoy, No. 1:20-cv-02391 (D. Md.)
    Mail (postal service practices)
    Complaint 8/18/20

  • National: Nat’l Urban League v. Ross, No. 5:20-cv-05799 (N.D. Cal.)
    Census operations
    Complaint 8/18/20, TRO granted 9/5/20, extended 9/17/20, PI granted 9/24/20

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

  • National: NAACP v. U.S. Postal Service, No. 1:20-cv-02295 (D.D.C.)
    Mail (postal service practices)
    Complaint 8/20/20

  • National: Pennsylvania v. DeJoy, No. 2:20-cv-04096 (E.D. Pa.)
    Mail (postal service practices)
    Complaint 8/21/20

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

  • National: Vote Forward v. DeJoy, No. 1:20-cv-02405 (D.D.C.)
    Mail (postal service practices)
    Complaint 8/28/20

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

  • 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.)
    Mail (witness)
    Complaint 9/8/20

  • AL: People First of Ala. v. Merrill, No.2:20-cv-00619 (N.D. Ala), No. 20-12184 (11th Cir.), No. 19A1063 (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, denying others) 9/8/20
    Lee Cnty. settlement 7/7/20 and 9/17/20, Madison Cnty. settlement 9/4/20, Wilcox Cnty. settlement 9/18/20, Lowndes Cnty. settlement 9/22/20

  • 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)
    Complaint 9/22/20

  • AZ: Arizona v. Fontes, No. CV2020-003477 (Ariz. Super. Ct., Maricopa Cnty.)
    Mail (state law authority)
    Complaint 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

  • 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

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

  • AZ: Yazzie v. Hobbs, No. 3:20-cv-08222 (D. Ariz.)
    Mail (deadline)
    Complaint 8/26/20, PI denied 9/25/20 

  • 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. XX (Ariz. Super. Ct., Maricopa Cnty.)
    Remote assistance in completing ballots for voters in long-term care and hospitals
    Complaint 9/25/20

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 (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

  • 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

  • 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. SC200027 (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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.)
    Language access
    Amd. complaint 4/17/20, PI denied 5/8/20, 2d amd. complaint 6/8/20

  • 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

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

  • HI: De Jean v. Nago, No. 1:20-cv-00280 (D. Haw.)
    Signatures (threshold for candidates)
    Complaint 6/19/20

  • HI: Griffin v. Hawaii, No. 1:20-cv-00298 (D. Haw.)
    Mail (security, disability access), in-person (precinct closure)
    Complaint 7/2/20

  • 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.)
    Mail (complete missing information in application)
    Complaint 7/14/20

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • IA: DSCC v. Pate I, No. 05771 CVCV060641 (Iowa Dist. Ct., Polk Cnty.)
    Mail (administrative authority to promulgate rule against pre-populating request form)
    Complaint 8/31/20

  • IA: DSCC v. Pate II, No. 05771 CVCV060642 (Iowa Dist. Ct., Polk Cnty.)
    Mail (state const. authority to promulgate rule against pre-populating request form)
    Complaint 8/31/20

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 9/1/20

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • IN: Common Cause Ind. v. Lawson, No. 1:20-cv-02007 (S.D. Ind.)
    Mail (deadline)
    Complaint 7/30/20

  • 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.)
    Mail (excuse required), in-person (early)
    Complaint 8/3/20, PI granted in part (10 early voting days, expanded excuse) 9/16/20

  • 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

  • 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. XX (Me. Super. Ct., Kennebec)
    Voter registration (e-signature, ID), mail (deadline, assistance, postage, notice/cure)
    Complaint 6/24/20

  • ME: Merrill v. Dunlap, No. 1:20-cv-00248 (D. Me.)
    Mail (remote disability access)
    Complaint 7/15/20

  • 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: Beard v. Whitmer, No. 2:20-cv-11067 (E.D. Mich.)
    Signatures (threshold for candidates)
    Complaint 4/3/20

  • 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 (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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • MI: Davis v. Benson, No. 1:20-cv-00768 (W.D. Mich.)
    Mail (beyond state law authority)
    Complaint 8/14/20

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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. Walz, No. 0:20-cv-01688 (D. Minn.)
    In-person (mask requirement)
    Complaint 8/4/20

  • MN: Carson v. Simon, 0:20-cv-02030 (D. Minn.)
    Challenge to LaRose v. Simon settlement (Elections Clause, single day)
    Complaint 9/22/20

  • MN: Minn. Voters Alliance v. Minneapolis, 0:20-cv-02049 (D. Minn.)
    Funding (preemption, Elections Clause)
    Complaint 9/24/20

  • 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

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

  • MO: Org. for Black Struggle v. Ashcroft, No. 2:20-cv-04184 (W.D. Mo.)
    Mail (request by email, return in person, material error, notice/cure)
    Complaint 9/17/20

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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.)
    Mail (state law authority)
    Complaint 9/2/20, Lamm complaint 9/9/20

  • 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

  • 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: N.C. Alliance for Retired Americans v. North Carolina, No. 20 CVS 08881 (N.C. Super. Ct., Wake Cnty.)
    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)

  • 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 (E.D.N.C.)
    Challenge to consent decree in NC Alliance (Elections Clause, Equal Protection)
    Complaint 9/26/20

  • NC: Wise v. N.C. State Bd. of Elections, No. 5:20-cv-00505 (E.D.N.C.)
    Challenge to consent decree in NC Alliance (Elections Clause, opportunity for fraud)
    Complaint 9/26/20

  • 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

  • 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)
    Complaint 7/7/20

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.)
    Mail (multiple issues), in-person (multiple issues), state law authority, opportunity for fraud
    Complaint 9/1/20, PI denied 9/17/20

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

  • 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

  • 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 (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

  • 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:  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

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

  • 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

  • OH:  A. Philip Randolph Inst. of Ohio v. LaRose, No. 1:20-cv-01908 (N.D. Ohio)
    Mail (dropbox)
    Complaint 8/26/20, order holding decision pending ODP v. LaRose 9/25/20

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • PA: Penn. Democratic Party v. Boockvar, No. 407-MD-2020 (Penn. Commonw. Ct.), 133 MM 2020 (Penn. Sup. 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

  • 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.)
    Funding (preemption, Elections Clause)
    Complaint 9/25/20

  • 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

  • SC:  Middleton v. Andino, No. 3:20-cv-01730 (D.S.C.), No. 20-2022 (4th Cir.)
    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

  • 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 (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

  • 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

  • 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 (Travis Cnty. Dist. Ct.), No. 03-20-00251-CV (3d Ct. App.), No. 14-20-00358-CV (14th Ct. App.)
    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, judgment 7/16/20

  • TX:  In re State of Texas, No. 20-0394 (Tex. Sup. Ct.)
    Mail (excuse required)
    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

  • 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

  • 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.), No. 20-50793 (5th Cir.)
    In-person (multiple issues)
    Complaint 7/16/20, dismissed 9/7/20

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

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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 (S. 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

  • 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

  • WI: Wis. Voters Alliance v. Racine, No. 2:20-cv-01487 (E.D. Wis.)
    Funding (preemption, Elections Clause)
    Complaint 9/24/20

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