Case: Nielsen v. DeSantis

4:20-cv-00236 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

Filed Date: March 16, 2020

Closed Date: Aug. 5, 2020

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Case Summary

This case is about large-scale voter disenfranchisement in Florida at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2020, Florida reported 149 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The State of Florida imposed numerous restrictions in response to the virus. Universities sent home students, Supervisors of Elections closed or moved numerous polling stations, and numerous individuals quarantined. Despite these circumstances, state officials still planned to hold the Florida presidential primary as sched…

This case is about large-scale voter disenfranchisement in Florida at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2020, Florida reported 149 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The State of Florida imposed numerous restrictions in response to the virus. Universities sent home students, Supervisors of Elections closed or moved numerous polling stations, and numerous individuals quarantined. Despite these circumstances, state officials still planned to hold the Florida presidential primary as scheduled on March 17, 2020.

One March 16, 2020, one day before the Florida presidential primary, Dream Defenders, the New Florida Majority Education Fund, Organize Florida Education Fund, and several individuals who would have been prevented from voting due to COVID-19 restrictions, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. The lawsuit, Williams v. DeSantis, was assigned to Judge Robert L. Hinkle under docket number 1:20-cv-00067.  The initial complaint named Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Secretary of State Laurel Lee, and the Florida Elections Canvassing Commission as defendants. The plaintiffs sought emergency declaratory and injunctive relief that would order the state to implement additional voting measures and enjoin it from enforcing the existing voting deadlines. They alleged that the state “failed to take reasonable emergency measures” for voter participation in light of the pandemic, such as extending deadlines for absentee ballots and expanding vote-by-mail options. Represented by the National Center for Law and Economic Justice, DEMOS, and LatinoJustice PRLDEF (Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund), the plaintiffs brought this lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Specifically, the complaint alleged that forcing the plaintiffs to appear at the polls in person in order to vote violated their First Amendment rights and their Fourteenth Amendment rights under the Equal Protection Clause. Further, the plaintiffs suffering from medical vulnerabilities contended that the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act required the defendants to provide reasonable accommodations for voting. 

On the same day, the plaintiffs also filed an emergency motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction. They asked the court to order the state to expand access to vote-by-mail options, extend deadlines, permit curbside voting, and communicate all such changes to Floridians.

On March 17, 2020, the court denied immediate relief to the plaintiffs, stating that granting the order would be “adverse to the public interest.” Nevertheless, the court noted that the lawsuit could address and seek to remedy future elections.

The plaintiffs renewed their request for emergency relief later that day, discarding the request for curbside voting, but continuing to request extended access to vote-by-mail and absentee options. On March 18, 2020 the court again denied the motion with respect to the March 17 primary. He noted it “would be adverse to the public interest to enter a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction blocking the Secretary of State and Supervisors of Elections from processing the results of the March 17 presidential primary in accordance with the governing Florida statutes.” The motion for a preliminary injunction remained pending insofar as it addressed future elections. 

The plaintiffs then filed a series of amended complaints. On April 20, 2020, the first amended complaint addressed the likely harm Florida voters would face in federal elections because of COVID-19. The plaintiffs argued that in the absence of changes, Florida’s existing vote-by-mail and third-party voter registration laws, in addition to the state’s online voter registration system, would interact in a way that would deny and abridge the plaintiffs’ votes on account of race in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The Zebra Coalition, which provides services to LBGTQ+ youth, also joined the complaint as a plaintiff.

On May 4, 2020, Alianza for Progress, Florida Alliance for Retired Americans, Priorities USA, and several individual voters sued Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and Commissioner of the Florida Elections Canvassing commission Jimmy Patronis in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, filing in conjunction with their complaint a notice of similar case. On May 5, 2020, the case, Nielsen v. DeSantis, No. 4:20-cv-00236, was also assigned to Judge Hinkle as a related case.  

In their complaint, the Nielsen plaintiffs alleged that Florida’s laws and practices governing mail voting burdened and disenfranchised thousands of people during the COVID-19 crisis.  The Nielsen plaintiffs filed an amended complaint on May 20, 2020.   

Meanwhile, on May 19, 2020, the state defendants in both cases filed a motion to consolidate. On May 22, 2020, the District Court granted the motion and consolidated Williams and Nielson, with Nielson as the lead case.   

On May 27, 2020, the plaintiffs in the consolidated action renewed their motion in support of a preliminary injunction for necessary relief for Florida voters affected by COVID-19 in future elections. 

Over the course of litigation, several parties intervened on both sides. The District Court granted various Republican organizations the right to intervene in the case on May 28, 2020, over opposition from the plaintiffs. 

Then, on June 10, 2020, the court allowed five blind individuals and the Florida Council of the Blind to intervene on issues related to voting. That same day, the court dismissed the claims against Governor DeSantis without prejudice, pursuant to stipulation by the parties.

Plaintiffs in the consolidated action filed a second amended complaint on June 21, 2020, adding 134 county Supervisors of Elections and County Canvassing Boards as defendants. This complaint also addressed how the defendants’ signature match and “cure” procedures for vote-by-mail ballots denied eligible voters the chance to cast a ballot without giving them the chance to fix any alleged errors. The plaintiffs alleged that the same signature and “cure” procedures disproportionately impacted Black and Brown voters.

On June 24, 2020, the court denied plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction on all issues but one. 2020 WL 5552872. The order noted that the plaintiffs largely failed to show they would suffer irreparable harm because no elections were scheduled between the time of the court’s order and the impending trial. However, the court declined to issue a ruling on a claim that blind individuals have a right to cast a remote secret ballot. The plaintiffs had argued in the motion for the preliminary injunction that the state needed at least 45 days to order and create a system to redress the denial of the right. Yet at that point, the defendants had not responded to the plaintiffs’ motion. Therefore, the court declined to decide the issue until defendants had issued a response to the plaintiffs’ motion. 

In a third amended complaint filed on June 25, 2020, the plaintiffs added claims against DeSantis in his official capacity as a commissioner of the Florida Elections Canvassing Commission, instead of in his official capacity as governor. 

On May 27, the defendants filed several motions to dismiss, arguing that the plaintiffs lacked standing. The defendants also filed a motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, claiming that voting procedures involved in the case present political questions outside the jurisdiction of federal courts. On June 30, 2020, the court granted in part and denied in part the defendants’ motion to dismiss. 469 F. Supp. 3d 1261. Regarding standing, the court recognized that mostly all the individual and organizational plaintiffs had standing to challenge the voting provisions to minimize their health risks posed by COVID-19 or based on alleged diversion of resources. The individuals and the members of the organizations who wished to have their ballots delivered by others, but were prohibited from doing so by the ballot-delivery restriction, had standing to challenge the restriction. The one exception was the Zebra Coalition, which had not sufficiently alleged a connection between its mission and the challenged voting procedures. The court dismissed the claims against the Florida Elections Canvassing Commission for lack of redressability, then narrowed the claim against Florida’s Attorney General to only deal with the challenged ballot-delivery provision. Finally, the court rejected the Secretary of State’s claim that voting procedures presented political questions outside the jurisdiction of the federal courts. On the merits, the court dismissed several of the plaintiffs’ claims regarding postage. The court reasoned that requiring a voter to pay for postage to mail a registration form or ballot to a Supervisor of Elections was not unconstitutional or unlawful. Additionally, the court found no issue with different counties adhering to different practices on prepaid postage or the location of ballot drop boxes. 

 Finally, the court addressed the remaining claim from the plaintiffs’ previous motion for preliminary injunction on July 2, 2020. The court denied the claim that the failure to provide a method for blind individuals to prepare a remote secret ballot violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. 2020 WL 5552871. The court reasoned that the plaintiffs could only prevail if there was a feasible, reliable, secure method by which blind individuals could cast a remote secret ballot. The court acknowledged that the plaintiffs could prevail at trial, but they would not suffer irreparable harm in the meantime. The court explained that ordering the defendants to act more quickly, with the attendant risk that any action would turn out to be unnecessary or even ill-advised, would be adverse to the public interest: “On all voting issues, but especially on this one, the carpenter's dictum rings true: measure twice, cut once.” 


One of the claims the plaintiffs had raised in the first amended complaint, filed on April 20, 2020, involved a violation of the Voting Rights Act. Under Section 203, election officials in certain counties must provide materials in appropriate languages other than English. The plaintiffs alleged this had not been done in various counties. The defendants filed a motion for summary judgment on this claim on May 27, 2020. On July 6, 2020, the court granted the defendants’ motion for summary judgment as to the Section 203 claim against the Supervisors of Elections of Broward, Hardee, Hendre, Lee, Osceola, and Polk Counties. The order noted that the Supervisors in the relevant counties had established that they provided certain materials to voters in both Spanish and English. 2020 WL 5552870. However, the Voting Rights Act claim remained pending against the Secretary of State and the Supervisors of Elections of DeSoto, Miami-Dade, Orange, Palm Beach, Pinellas and Seminole Counties.


On July 19, 2020, shortly before the trial was slated to begin, the parties reached a final settlement. Under the agreement, the Secretary of State promised to host at least one workshop for the Supervisors of Elections before the general election. The parties intended that the workshop would both educate and encourage the Supervisors on a number of voting-related initiatives.In particular, the workshop was intended to educate the Supervisors a number of initiatives, including the use of prepaid postage for vote-by-mail ballots; the use of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act funds for pre-paid postage and voter accessibility issues; the use of CARES Act funds and other available resources to better comply with the CDC’s recommendations for election polling locations; the acquisition and use of any new voter accessibility technologies approved or conditionally approved by the Secretary, organizing with the Supervisors and funding strategic tests of available accessibility technology for the August 18, 2020 primary.

 

The parties also intended that the workshop would encourage the Supervisors to undertake other matters, such as working with the U.S. Postal Service on the use of first-class mail for the delivery and return of vote-by-mail ballots; using intelligent mail barcodes to track their vote-by-mail ballots; maximizing the use of drop boxes for vote-by-mail ballots consistent with Florida law; informing voters about the availability of drop boxes for vote-by-mail ballots; using their websites and other platforms to make vote by-mail ballots request forms and ballots themselves available in Spanish; and using the maximum number of early voting days available to them so, under Executive Order 20-149, they could utilize the additional canvassing days and maximize the availability of mandatory drop boxes for vote-by-mail ballots.


Additionally, the agreement stipulated that the Secretary develop a one-page document specifically for Supervisors in counties without pre-paid postage. With the help of CARES Act funding, the one-page document would allow the affected Supervisors to inform voters that if the voters could not afford return postage for their ballots, then they could return the vote-by-mail ballot at drop boxes the Supervisor maintained or at the Supervisor’s Office. The document would also direct voters to contact their Supervisor to learn about additional return options and delivery options.


Consistent with the State’s obligations under Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act, the settlement agreement also instructed the Secretary to undertake a social media or other public relation campaign to inform voters of the three available voting options in Florida ahead of the November 2020 General Election: (1) vote-by-mail, (2) early in-person voting, and (3) in-person Election Day voting. The campaign needed to highlight the safeguards designed to protect the integrity of Florida elections. The agreement placed emphasis on the Secretary promoting voting options to college-age voters, communities of color, and seniors. The settlement agreement also committed the Secretary to contact eligible, but unregistered Floridans through the multi-state partnership known as the Electronic Registration Information Center (“ERIC”).  


Next, the agreement mandated that the Secretary consider good faith improvements to Florida’s online voter registration system before the November 2020 general election. Furthermore, the agreement required the Secretary to hold a workshop to solicit more feedback about the system after the general election, but before December 31, 2021. Finally, the Secretary also agreed to organize a tabletop exercise with state and local election officials, representatives of both political parties, law enforcement partners, and other stakeholders to identify best management practices for election officials leading up to the 2020 general election.The settlement agreement noted that the parties were responsible for their own attorney’s fees and costs. 


The next day, July 20, 2020, the court entered an order granting a motion for voluntary dismissal of the consolidated actions pursuant to the settlement agreement. The court  dismissed with prejudice all claims raised by two individual plaintiffs in the original Williams complaint, as well as all claims as to the state-level defendants. The court dismissed without prejudice the claims raised against the county-level defendants, as well as the Williams’ plaintiffs’ claim challenging the failure to provide an accessible method for virtually or manually impaired voters to cast a private and independent mail ballot. The court then dismissed all other claims of the Nielsen and Williams plaintiffs with prejudice. However, the court referred the claims of the intervening plaintiffs, which involved voting accommodations for blind individuals, to Magistrate Judge Martin A. Fitzpatrick for a settlement conference. On August 5, 2020, the court granted the intervening plaintiffs’ motion for voluntary dismissal with prejudice, after reported settlement of their claims, and closed the consolidated cases. (Although the Clearinghouse has not been able to locate a copy of this settlement agreement, contemporaneous news articles suggest that the agreement would implement a program allowing blind and print-impaired voters to fill out ballots online.)   This case is now closed. 

Summary Authors

Elizabeth Helpling (3/18/2020)

Alanna Autler (4/25/2023)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17185904/parties/nielsen-v-desantis/


Judge(s)
Attorney for Plaintiff

ANSTAETT, DAVID LEE (Florida)

BAEK, JUNGHYUN (Florida)

Bains, Chiraag (District of Columbia)

Attorney for Defendant

BARDOS, ANDY V (Florida)

BENTLEY, MORGAN RAY (Florida)

Expert/Monitor/Master/Other
Attorney for Defendant

BARDOS, ANDY V (Florida)

BENTLEY, MORGAN RAY (Florida)

BLEDSOE, WILLIAM KEVIN (Florida)

BROWN, SUMMER DENAY (Florida)

CUFFE, EDWARD PAUL (Florida)

Davis, Ashley E. (Florida)

DESOUSA, JEFFREY PAUL (Florida)

DONNELL, ASHLEY N (Florida)

ELLIS, ELIZABETH DESLOGE (Florida)

ERDELYI, SUSAN SMITH (Florida)

GAFFNEY, BROOKE M (Florida)

GIBSON, BENJAMIN J (Florida)

HANSON, CORBIN FREDERICK (Florida)

HERRON, MARK (Florida)

JACQUOT, JOSEPH W (Florida)

JAZIL, MOHAMMAD OMAR (Florida)

JOHNSON, DIANA MASTERS (Florida)

JOHNSON, KIA M (Florida)

JOUBEN, JON A (Florida)

Jr, FRANCIS JOSEPH (Florida)

JR, MIGUEL A (Florida)

JR, GEORGE N (Florida)

JR, ROBERT BLAKE (Florida)

JR, DOUGLAS E (Florida)

KAHN, JARED DOUGLAS (Florida)

KATZMAN, ADAM M (Florida)

LABASKY, RONALD A (Florida)

LAVIA, JOHN T (Florida)

LEVITT, MARK E (Florida)

LIENHARD, JONATHAN PHILIP (Florida)

MARI, FRANK MICHAEL (Florida)

MCHENRY, SCOTT ROBERT (Florida)

MCINTOSH, KRISTEN M (Florida)

McVay, Bradley Robert (Florida)

Meros, George N Jr. (Florida)

MINTER, MATTHEW GUY (Florida)

NEWHALL, TIMOTHY LEEDS (Florida)

NORDBY, DANIEL ELDEN (Florida)

OLIVO, GERALDO FRANCIS (Florida)

O'STEEN, CHASITY HOPE (Florida)

PATEL, ANITA J (Florida)

PEMBERTON, CHRISTY DONOVAN (Florida)

PERKO, GARY VERGIL (Florida)

Price, Tara R. (Florida)

Primrose, Nicholas Allen (Florida)

REINGOLD, DYLAN T (Florida)

RIGGANS, LASHAWN DONYALE (Florida)

ROPER, MICHAEL J (Florida)

ROSENTHAL, OREN (Florida)

SCOTT, DALE A (Florida)

SHANNIN, NICHOLAS ARI (Florida)

SHEARMAN, ROBERT C (Florida)

SHEEHY, SHAWN T (Florida)

SHERMAN, AUSTIN COLE (Florida)

STEWART, GREGORY THOMAS (Florida)

SWAIN, ROBERT CHARLES (Florida)

TEEGEN, ELIZABETH ANN (Florida)

TODD, STEPHEN MARK (Florida)

TORCHINSKY, JASON BRETT (Florida)

VALDES, MICHAEL BENY (Florida)

VICARI, KELLY LYNN (Florida)

VOSE, WADE CHRISTOPHER (Florida)

WENGER, EDWARD M (Florida)

WOLFGRAM, JORDAN RIVERS (Florida)

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:20-cv-00236

Docket

Williams v. DeSantis

March 18, 2020

March 18, 2020

Docket
1

4:20-cv-00236

Complaint for Emergency Injunctive and Declaratory Relief

Williams v. DeSantis

March 16, 2020

March 16, 2020

Complaint
4 & (4-1 through 4-7)

4:20-cv-00236

Plaintiffs' Emergency Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction

Williams v. DeSantis

March 16, 2020

March 16, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
12

1:20-cv-00067

Order Denying a Temporary Restraining Order

Williams v. DeSantis

March 17, 2020

March 17, 2020

Order/Opinion

2020 WL 2020

16

1:20-cv-00067

Plaintiffs' Renewed Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order

Williams v. DeSantis

March 17, 2020

March 17, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
18

4:20-cv-00236

Order Denying the Renewed Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order, Denying in Part the Motion for a Preliminary Injunction, and Setting a Schedule

Williams v. DeSantis

March 18, 2020

March 18, 2020

Order/Opinion
35

1:20-cv-00067

First Amended Complaint

Dream Defenders v. DeSantis

April 20, 2020

April 20, 2020

Complaint
47

1:20-cv-00067

Second Amended Complaint

Dream Defenders v. DeSantis

May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020

Complaint
86

4:20-cv-00236

Plaintiff's Motion for Preliminary Injunction

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief

4:20-cv-00236

Order Allowing Republican Organizations to Intervene

May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020

Order/Opinion

2020 WL 2020

Resources

Docket

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COMPLAINT for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief against MARK ANDERSEN, CHRIS ANDERSON, SHIRLEY ANDERSON, PETER ANTONACCI, MARY JANE ARRINGTON, KIM A BARTON, BOBBY BEASLEY, MICHAEL BENNETT, MARTY BISHOP, STARLET CANNON, VICKI P. CANNON, CHRIS H CHAMBLESS, SHARON CHASON, DEBORAH CLARK, BRIAN E. CORLEY, BILL COWLES, NITA CRAWFORD, VICKI DAVIS, RON DESANTIS, TOMMY DOYLE, MARK EARLEY, JENNIFER J EDWARDS, LORI EDWARDS, ALETRIS FARNAM, SUSAN A. GILL, JOYCE GRIFFIN, DIANE HAGEN, JOHN HANLON, THOMAS R. HARDEE, TRAVIS HART, ALAN HAYS, MIKE HOGAN, BRENDA HOOTS, ELIZABETH P HORNE, LAURA HUTTO, TAMMY JONES, WILLIAM KEEN, SHIRLEY G. KNIGHT, CRAIG LATIMER, LAUREL M LEE, KAITI LENHART, LISA LEWIS, WENDY SARTORY LINK, PAUL A. LUX, GINA MCDOWELL, THERISA MEADOWS, ASHLEY MOODY, MARK F NEGLEY, VICKY OAKES, PENNY OGG, DEBORAH K. OSBORNE, CHARLES OVERTURF, HEATHER RILEY, CAROL F. RUDD, CONNIE SANCHEZ, LORI SCOTT, DIANE SMITH, DANA SOUTHERLAND, DAVID H STAFFORD, PAUL STAMOULIS, SYLVIA D. STEPHENS, LESLIE ROSSWAY SWAN, THE FLORIDA ELECTIONS CANVASSING COMMISSION, RON TURNER, TERRY VAUGHAN, TAPPIE A. VILLANE, GERTRUDE WALKER, HENRY WELLS, CHRISTINA WHITE, WESLEY WILCOX, GLENDA B. WILLIAMS ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number AFLNDC-5172996.), filed by DONESA JACKSON, PRIORITIES USA, MORGAN OUTLAW, KIRK NIELSEN, RAY DAVIS, REVEL LUBIN, FLORIDA ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS, ALIANZA FOR PROGRESS, INC., FELICIA BRUCE, BARBARA DEVANE. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons M. Andersen, # 3 Summons S. Anderson, # 4 Summons C. Anderson, # 5 Summons Antonacci, # 6 Summons Arrington, # 7 Summons Barton, # 8 Summons Beasley, # 9 Summons Bennett, # 10 Summons Bishop, # 11 Summons S. Cannon, # 12 Summons Chambless, # 13 Summons Chason, # 14 Summons Clark, # 15 Summons Corley, # 16 Summons Cowles, # 17 Summons Crawford, # 18 Summons Davis, # 19 Summons DeSantis, # 20 Summons Doyle, # 21 Summons Earley, # 22 Summons J. Edwards, # 23 Summons Elections Canvassing Commission, # 24 Summons Farnam, # 25 Summons Gill, # 26 Summons Griffin, # 27 Summons Hagan, # 28 Summons Hanlon, # 29 Summons Hardee, # 30 Summons Hart, # 31 Summons Hays, # 32 Summons Hogan, # 33 Summons Hoots, # 34 Summons Horne, # 35 Summons Hutto, # 36 Summons Jones, # 37 Summons Keen, # 38 Summons Knight, # 39 Summons Latimer, # 40 Summons Lee, # 41 Summons Lenhart, # 42 Summons Lewis, # 43 Summons Link, # 44 Summons Lux, # 45 Summons McDowell, # 46 Summons Meadows, # 47 Summons Moody, # 48 Summons Negley, # 49 Summons Oakes, # 50 Summons Ogg, # 51 Summons Osborne, # 52 Summons Overturf, # 53 Summons Riley, # 54 Summons Rudd, # 55 Summons Sanchez, # 56 Summons Scott, # 57 Summons Smith, # 58 Summons Southerland, # 59 Summons Stafford, # 60 Summons Stamoulis, # 61 Summons Stephens, # 62 Summons Swan, # 63 Summons Turner, # 64 Summons Vaughan, # 65 Summons Villane, # 66 Summons Walker, # 67 Summons Wells, # 68 Summons White, # 69 Summons Wilcox, # 70 Summons Williams, # 71 Summons V. Cannon, # 72 Summons L. Edwards) (WERMUTH, FREDERICK) (Entered: 05/04/2020)

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May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020

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NOTICE of Similar Case by ALIANZA FOR PROGRESS, INC., FELICIA BRUCE, RAY DAVIS, BARBARA DEVANE, FLORIDA ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS, DONESA JACKSON, REVEL LUBIN, KIRK NIELSEN, MORGAN OUTLAW, PRIORITIES USA (WERMUTH, FREDERICK) (Entered: 05/04/2020)

May 4, 2020

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Summons Issued as to BRIAN E CORLEY, BILL COWLES, ALETRIS FARNAM, ALAN HAYS, ASHLEY MOODY, CHARLES OVERTURF, CAROL F RUDD, BOBBY BEASLEY AND BRENDA HOOTS (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit, # 8 Exhibit) (rcb) (Entered: 05/05/2020)

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Summons Issued as to CHRIS ANDERSON, CHRIS H CHAMBLESS, DEBORAH CLARK, MIKE HOGAN, CRAIG LATIMER, DEBORAH K OSBORNE, CONNIE SANCHEZ, DANA SOUTHERLAND, DAVID H STAFFORD, CHRISTINA WHITE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit, # 8 Exhibit, # 9 Exhibit) (rcb) (Entered: 05/05/2020)

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Summons Issued as to KIM A BARTON, RON DESANTIS, JENNIFER J EDWARDS, LORI EDWARDS, JOYCE GRIFFIN, JOHN HANLON, ELIZABETH P HORNE, LAURA HUTTO, LAUREL M LEE, KAITI LENHART, LISA LEWIS, GINA MCDOWELL, HEATHER RILEY, DIANE SMITH, LESLIE ROSSWAY SWAN, GERTRUDE WALKER, HENRY WELLS, ELECTIONS CANVASSING COMMISSION,GLENDA WILLIAMS AND LORI SCOTT. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit, # 8 Exhibit, # 9 Exhibit, # 10 Exhibit, # 11 Exhibit, # 12 Exhibit, # 13 Exhibit, # 14 Exhibit, # 15 Exhibit, # 16 Exhibit, # 17 Exhibit, # 18 Exhibit, # 19 Exhibit) (rcb) (Entered: 05/05/2020)

May 5, 2020

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ORDER DIRECTING CLERK TO REASSIGN CASE. Plaintiffs have filed their Local Rule 5.6 Notice of Similar Case indicating there is a related case pending in the Gainesville Division of the Northern District of FloridaWilliams, et al. v. DeSantis, et al., 1:20cv67-RH/GRJ. Because Judge Robert Hinkles case and this case are related and Judge Hinkle's case was filed first, this Court directs the Clerk to reassign this case to Judge Hinkle. Signed by CHIEF JUDGE MARK E WALKER on 5/5/2020. (rcb) (Entered: 05/05/2020)

May 5, 2020

May 5, 2020

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Summons Issued as to SHIRLEY ANDERSON, PETER ANTONACCI, SHARON CHASON, NITA CRAWFORD, MIKE HOGAN, PAUL A LUX, PENNY OGG, PAUL STAMOULIS, RON TURNER, DIANE HAGAN, MARK ANDERSON, MARK EARLEY, MARK NEGLEY, MARTY BISHOP, MARY JANE ARRINGTON AND MICHAEL BENNETT . (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit, # 8 Exhibit, # 9 Exhibit, # 10 Exhibit, # 11 Exhibit, # 12 Exhibit, # 13 Exhibit, # 14 Exhibit, # 15 Exhibit) (rcb) (Entered: 05/05/2020)

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Summons Issued as to SHIRLEY KNIGHT, STARLET CANNON, SUSAN GILL, SYLVIA D STEPHENS, TAMMY JONES, VICKI P CANNON, VICKI DAVIS, TOMMY DOYLE, THOMAS R HARDEE, TRAVIS HART, WILLIAM KEEN, WENDY SARTORY LINK, THERISA MEADOWS, VICKY OAKES, TERRY VAUGHAN, TAPPIE A VILLANE, WESLEY WILCOX. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit, # 8 Exhibit, # 9 Exhibit, # 10 Exhibit, # 11 Exhibit, # 12 Exhibit, # 13 Exhibit, # 14 Exhibit, # 15 Exhibit) (rcb) (Entered: 05/05/2020)

May 5, 2020

May 5, 2020

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JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE added. CHIEF JUDGE MARK E WALKER no longer assigned to case. (rcb)

May 5, 2020

May 5, 2020

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9

Summons Issued as to MARK ANDERSEN, MARY JANE ARRINGTON, BOBBY BEASLEY, MICHAEL BENNETT, MARTY BISHOP. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit) (rcb) (Entered: 05/05/2020)

May 5, 2020

May 5, 2020

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10

NOTICE of Appearance by ASHLEY E DAVIS on behalf of LAUREL M LEE (DAVIS, ASHLEY) (Entered: 05/07/2020)

May 7, 2020

May 7, 2020

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11

NOTICE of Appearance by ROBERT CHARLES SWAIN on behalf of KIM A BARTON (SWAIN, ROBERT) (Entered: 05/07/2020)

May 7, 2020

May 7, 2020

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12

NOTICE of Appearance by CORBIN FREDERICK HANSON on behalf of KIM A BARTON (HANSON, CORBIN) (Entered: 05/07/2020)

May 7, 2020

May 7, 2020

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13

DOCKET ANNOTATION BY COURT: An ISO is needed. (rcb) (Entered: 05/08/2020)

May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020

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14

ORDER FOR PRELIMINARY PRETRIAL CONFERENCE. By a separate notice, the clerk must set a telephonic preliminary Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16 pretrial conference simultaneously in these two cases for May 22, 2020. Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 5/12/2020. (rcb) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

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15

NOTICE of Appearance by JON A JOUBEN on behalf of SHIRLEY ANDERSON (JOUBEN, JON) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

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16

NOTICE OF TELEPHONIC HEARING: Telephonic Preliminary Pretrial Conference set for 5/22/2020 09:00 AM before JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE. Call in number: 888-684-8852Access code: 3243416#Security code: 1234# s/ Cindy MarkleyCourtroom Deputy Clerk (ckm) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

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Corporate Disclosure Statement/Certificate of Interested Persons by ALIANZA FOR PROGRESS INC, FELICIA BRUCE, RAY DAVIS, BARBARA DEVANE, FLORIDA ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS, DONESA JACKSON, REVEL LUBIN, KIRK NIELSEN, MORGAN OUTLAW, PRIORITIES USA. (WERMUTH, FREDERICK) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

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18

NOTICE of Appearance by MARC E ELIAS on behalf of All Plaintiffs (ELIAS, MARC) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

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19

NOTICE of Appearance by JOHN MICHAEL DEVANEY on behalf of All Plaintiffs (DEVANEY, JOHN) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

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20

ORDER FOR PRELIMINARY PRETRIAL CONFERENCE. By a separate notice, the clerk must set a telephonic preliminary Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16 pretrial conference simultaneously in these two cases (1:20cv67-RH-GRJ and 4:20cv236-RH-MJF) for May 22, 2020. Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 5/12/2020. (atm) Modified on 5/28/2020 - This is a duplicate entry of ECF 14 (atm). (Entered: 05/12/2020)

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

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21

NOTICE of Appearance by MOHAMMAD OMAR JAZIL on behalf of LAUREL M LEE (JAZIL, MOHAMMAD) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

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22

NOTICE of Appearance by CHRISTINA A FORD on behalf of All Plaintiffs (FORD, CHRISTINA) (Entered: 05/13/2020)

May 13, 2020

May 13, 2020

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23

Summons Issued as to MIKE HOGAN. (bkp) (Entered: 05/14/2020)

May 14, 2020

May 14, 2020

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24

Motion For Zachary Newkirk To Appear Pro Hac Vice Consent To Designation, And Request To Electronically Receive Notices Of Electronic Filing For PlaintiffS( Filing fee $201 receipt number AFLNDC-5215452.) by ALIANZA FOR PROGRESS INC, FELICIA BRUCE, RAY DAVIS, BARBARA DEVANE, FLORIDA ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS, DONESA JACKSON, REVEL LUBIN, KIRK NIELSEN, MORGAN OUTLAW, PRIORITIES USA. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A) (WERMUTH, FREDERICK) Modified to edit title on 5/15/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/14/2020)

May 14, 2020

May 14, 2020

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25

Motion For Amanda Callais To Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent To Designation, And Request To Electronically Receive Notices Of Electronic Filing For Plaintiffs (Filing fee $ 201 receipt number AFLNDC-5215737.) by ALIANZA FOR PROGRESS INC, FELICIA BRUCE, RAY DAVIS, BARBARA DEVANE, FLORIDA ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS, DONESA JACKSON, REVEL LUBIN, KIRK NIELSEN, MORGAN OUTLAW, PRIORITIES USA. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A) (WERMUTH, FREDERICK) Modified to edit title on 5/15/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/14/2020)

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May 14, 2020

May 14, 2020

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26

NOTICE of Appearance by KIA M. JOHNSON on behalf of DAVID H STAFFORD (JOHNSON, KIA) (Entered: 05/15/2020)

May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020

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27

NOTICE of Appearance by MARK HERRON on behalf of MARK EARLEY (HERRON, MARK) (Entered: 05/18/2020)

May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020

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28

NOTICE of Appearance by S DENAY BROWN on behalf of MARK EARLY (HERRON, MARK) Modified to edit title on 5/19/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/18/2020)

May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020

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29

NOTICE of Appearance by SUMMER DENAY BROWN on behalf of MARK EARLEY (BROWN, SUMMER) (Entered: 05/18/2020)

May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020

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30

Summons Issued as to SHIRLEY G KNIGHT, TERRY VAUGHAN. (Attachments: # 1 Bradford) (bkp) (Entered: 05/18/2020)

May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020

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31

APPEARANCE OF COUNSEL by FRANK MICHAEL MARI on behalf of LORI SCOTT (MARI, FRANK) Modified to edit title on 5/19/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/18/2020)

May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020

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32

MOTION to Consolidate Cases by RON DESANTIS, LAUREL M LEE. (JAZIL, MOHAMMAD) (Entered: 05/19/2020)

May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020

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33

NOTICE of Appearance by FRANK MICHAEL MARI on behalf of PENNY OGG (MARI, FRANK) (Entered: 05/20/2020)

May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020

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34

DOCKET ANNOTATION BY COURT: An ISO is needed (rcb) (Entered: 05/20/2020)

May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020

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ACTION REQUIRED BY DISTRICT JUDGE: Chambers of JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE notified that action is needed Re: 34 Docket Annotation (rcb)**An ISO is needed**

May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020

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35

NOTICE of Appearance by STEPHEN MARK TODD on behalf of CRAIG LATIMER (TODD, STEPHEN) (Entered: 05/20/2020)

May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020

Clearinghouse
36

NOTICE of Appearance by RONALD A LABASKY on behalf of MARY JANE ARRINGTON, CHRIS H CHAMBLESS, VICKI DAVIS, MARK EARLEY, LORI EDWARDS, MIKE HOGAN, THERISA MEADOWS, PAUL STAMOULIS, GERTRUDE WALKER (LABASKY, RONALD) (Entered: 05/20/2020)

May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020

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37

First AMENDED COMPLAINT against All Defendants All Defendants., filed by DONESA JACKSON, PRIORITIES USA, MORGAN OUTLAW, KIRK NIELSEN, RAY DAVIS, REVEL LUBIN, FLORIDA ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS, ALIANZA FOR PROGRESS INC, FELICIA BRUCE, BARBARA DEVANE. (WERMUTH, FREDERICK) (Entered: 05/20/2020)

May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020

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38

NOTICE of Appearance by JEFFREY PAUL DESOUSA on behalf of ASHLEY MOODY (DESOUSA, JEFFREY) (Entered: 05/20/2020)

May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020

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39

NOTICE of Appearance by ANDY V BARDOS on behalf of PETER ANTONACCI, MICHAEL BENNETT, BRIAN E CORLEY, TOMMY DOYLE, JENNIFER J EDWARDS, JOYCE GRIFFIN, ALAN HAYS, LESLIE ROSSWAY SWAN, WESLEY WILCOX (BARDOS, ANDY) (Entered: 05/20/2020)

May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020

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40

NOTICE of Appearance by SUSAN SMITH ERDELYI on behalf of MARK ANDERSEN, BOBBY BEASLEY, VICKI P CANNON, SHARON CHASON, NITA CRAWFORD, TRAVIS HART, ELIZABETH P HORNE, LAURA HUTTO, WILLIAM KEEN, SHIRLEY G KNIGHT, GINA MCDOWELL, MARK F NEGLEY, VICKY OAKES, DEBORAH K OSBORNE, CHARLES OVERTURF, HEATHER RILEY, CAROL F RUDD, DANA SOUTHERLAND, SYLVIA D STEPHENS, TERRY VAUGHAN, TAPPIE A VILLANE, HENRY WELLS (ERDELYI, SUSAN) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

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41

NOTICE of Appearance by ROBERT BLAKE SHILLINGER, JR on behalf of Monroe County Canvassing Board (SHILLINGER, ROBERT) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

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42

NOTICE of Appearance by ROBERT BLAKE SHILLINGER, JR on behalf of JOYCE GRIFFIN (SHILLINGER, ROBERT) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

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43

NOTICE of Appearance by BRADLEY ROBERT MCVAY on behalf of LAUREL M LEE (MCVAY, BRADLEY) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

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44

NOTICE of Appearance by FRANCIS JOSEPH CARROLL, Jr on behalf of LISA LEWIS (CARROLL, FRANCIS) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

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45

AMENDED DOCUMENT by Monroe County Canvassing Board. Amendment to 41 Notice of Appearance (SHILLINGER, ROBERT) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

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46

NOTICE of Appearance by GREGORY THOMAS STEWART on behalf of PAUL A LUX (STEWART, GREGORY) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

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47

NOTICE of Appearance by ELIZABETH DESLOGE ELLIS on behalf of PAUL A LUX (ELLIS, ELIZABETH) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

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ACTION REQUIRED BY DISTRICT JUDGE: Chambers of MAGISTRATE JUDGE MARTIN A FITZPATRICK notified that action is needed Re: 24 & 25 . (rcb)

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

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ACTION REQUIRED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE: Chambers of MAGISTRATE JUDGE MARTIN A FITZPATRICK notified that action is needed Re: 24 Motion For Zachary Newkirk To Appear Pro Hac Vice Consent To Designation, And Request To Electronically Receive Notices Of Electronic Filing For PlaintiffS & 25 Motion For Amanda Callais To Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent To Designation, And Request To Electronically Receive Notices Of Electronic Filing For Plaintiffs. (rcb) Modified to add title of each motion and referred to Magistrate Judge on 5/22/2020 (rcb).

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

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48

NOTICE - Summonses to be Issued by ALIANZA FOR PROGRESS INC, FELICIA BRUCE, RAY DAVIS, BARBARA DEVANE, FLORIDA ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS, DONESA JACKSON, REVEL LUBIN, KIRK NIELSEN, MORGAN OUTLAW, PRIORITIES USA (Attachments: # 1 Summons to Peter Bell, # 2 Summons to Jeanette Bigney, # 3 Summons to Mitchell Bishop, # 4 Summons to Bill Blue, # 5 Summons to Danielle Brewer, # 6 Summons to James Browning, # 7 Summons to Bailey Browning, # 8 Summons to Timothy Campbell, # 9 Summons to John Carassas, # 10 Summons to Timothy Collins, # 11 Summons to Tatum Davis, # 12 Summons to Melissa Distler, # 13 Summons to Victoria Ferrer, # 14 Summons to Gary Flower, # 15 Summons to Peary Fowler, # 16 Summons to Kathy Garner, # 17 Summons to David Green, # 18 Summons to Kevin Grover, # 19 Summons to Darrell Hill, # 20 Summons to Robert Hillard, # 21 Summons to Kurt Hitzemann, # 22 Summons to David Horton, # 23 Summons to Renee Inman, # 24 Summons to Darren Jackson, # 25 Summons to Stefania Jancewicz, # 26 Summons to Thomas Jaworski, # 27 Summons to Jennifer Johnson, # 28 Summons to Christopher Kelly, # 29 Summons to David C. Koenig, # 30 Summons to Sheree Lancaster, # 31 Summons to Jack Lundy, # 32 Summons to Kathleen McCarthy, # 33 Summons to Jim McCune, # 34 Summons to Timothy McFarland, # 35 Summons to Nicole Menz, # 36 Summons to Elizabeth Morris, # 37 Summons to Frederick Peel, # 38 Summons to Robert Plaines, # 39 Summons to Michael Provost, # 40 Summons to Erika Quartermaine, # 41 Summons to Anthony Ritonous, # 42 Summons to Kathleen Roberts, # 43 Summons to Sonny Scaff, # 44 Summons to William Sestak, # 45 Summons to Gordon Shuler, # 46 Summons to Kerra Smith, # 47 Summons to Lucas Taylor, # 48 Summons to John Taylor, Jr., # 49 Summons to Charles Tinlin, # 50 Summons to Jill Walker, # 51 Summons to William Wallace, # 52 Summons to Jim Ward, # 53 Summons to Joseph Williams, # 54 Summons to Mark Yerman) (WERMUTH, FREDERICK) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

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49

DOCKET ANNOTATION BY COURT: TO ALL ATTORNEYS OF RECORD- A reminder, the parties named in the above-referenced document were added to the docket incorrectly and will be corrected by the clerk. For future reference: Please review the procedures for adding/creating new parties in the "Style Guide for Electronic Case Filing" and/or Chapter 10 of the "CM/ECF Attorney User's Guide" (both available on the clerk's website) at www.flnd.uscourts.gov. (Click on CM/ECF link and go to General Info.) (rcb) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

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50

NOTICE of Appearance by ELIZABETH ANN TEEGEN on behalf of FLORIDA ELECTIONS CANVASSING COMMISSION, ASHLEY MOODY (TEEGEN, ELIZABETH) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

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51

NOTICE of Appearance by TIMOTHY LEEDS NEWHALL on behalf of FLORIDA ELECTIONS CANVASSING COMMISSION, ASHLEY MOODY (NEWHALL, TIMOTHY) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

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52

NOTICE of Appearance by KIA M. JOHNSON on behalf of Escambia County Canvassing Board (JOHNSON, KIA) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

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53

MOTION to Intervene by Republican Organizations. (GIBSON, BENJAMIN) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

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54

Republican Organizations' Memorandum Of Law In Support Of Motion To Intervene (GIBSON, BENJAMIN) Modified to edit title on 5/22/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/21/2020)

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

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55

NOTICE of Appearance by BENJAMIN J GIBSON on behalf of Republican Organizations (GIBSON, BENJAMIN) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

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56

Summons Issued as to Bay County Canvassing Board, Bradford County Canvassing Board, Charlotte County Canvassing Board, Clay County Canvassing Board, DeSoto County Canvassing Board, Duval County Canvassing Board, Flagler County Canvassing Board, Levy County Canvassing Board, Madison County Canvassing Board, Miami-Dade County Canvassing Board, Monroe County Canvassing Board, Orange County Canvassing Board, Pinellas County Canvassing Board, Taylor County Canvassing Board, Union County Canvassing Board. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Summons Issued Tatum, # 2 Exhibit Summons Issued Brewer, # 3 Exhibit Summons Issued E Browning, # 4 Exhibit Summons Issued Flower, # 5 Exhibit Summons Issued J Browning, # 6 Exhibit Summons Issued Bigney, # 7 Exhibit Summons Issued Distler, # 8 Exhibit Summons Issued Carassas, # 9 Exhibit Summons Issued Ferrer, # 10 Exhibit Summons Issued Collins, # 11 Exhibit Summons Issued Campbell, # 12 Exhibit Summons Issued Bishop, # 13 Exhibit Summons Issued P Bell, # 14 Exhibit Summons Issued Fowler) (rcb) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

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57

NOTICE of Appearance by JASON BRETT TORCHINSKY on behalf of Republican Organizations (TORCHINSKY, JASON) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

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58

NOTICE of Appearance by FRANK MICHAEL MARI on behalf of MARTY BISHOP, THOMAS R HARDEE, KAITI LENHART, CONNIE SANCHEZ (MARI, FRANK) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

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MOTIONS REFERRED to Magistrate Judge 24 Motion For Zachary Newkirk To Appear Pro Hac Vice Consent To Designation, And Request To Electronically Receive Notices Of Electronic Filing For PlaintiffS & 25 Motion For Amanda Callais To Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent To Designation, And Request To Electronically Receive Notices Of Electronic Filing For Plaintiffs Referred to MARTIN A FITZPATRICK. (rcb)

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

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59

NOTICE of Appearance by FRANK MICHAEL MARI on behalf of JOHN HANLON (MARI, FRANK) (Entered: 05/22/2020)

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

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60

Minute Entry for proceedings held before JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE: Telephonic Preliminary Pretrial Conference held on 5/22/2020. Courts hears argument of counsel on pending motions. Court conducts pretrial conference and addresses deadlines. Ruling by Court: Motions to Consolidate Cases are granted. The primary case will be 4:20cv236. Briefs on the Motion to Intervene are due by May 27. Plaintiffs are to file a short and succinct position of their claims against the Defendants. The Motions for Protective Order are denied as moot. Bench trial remains set for July 20. All deadlines and detailed rulings will be set out in an order to follow. (Court Reporter Megan Hague) (ckm) (Entered: 05/22/2020)

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

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61

Summons Issued as to CALHOUN COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD, Gadsden County Canvassing Board, Hardee County Canvassing Board, Hendry County Canvassing Board, Hernando County Canvassing Board, Lafayette County Canvassing Board, Manatee County Canvassing Board, Monroe County Canvassing Board, Osceola County Canvassing Board, Santa Rosa County Canvassing Board, Walton County Canvassing Board. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Summons Issued-Honorable Garner Gadsden Canvassing Board, # 2 Exhibit Summons Issued Honorable Green Walton County Canvassing Board, # 3 Exhibit Summons Issued Calhoun County Canvassing Board, # 4 Exhibit Summons Issued Hon Hill Hendry County Canvassing Board, # 5 Exhibit Summons Issue-Santa Rosa County Canvassing Board, # 6 Exhibit Hernando County Canvassing Board, # 7 Exhibit Hardee County Canvassing Board, # 8 Exhibit Summons Issued-Hon Inman Manatee County Canvassing Board, # 9 Exhibit Summons Issued-Hon Jackson Lafayette County Canvassing Baord, # 10 Exhibit Summons Issued-Hon. Jancewica Osceola County Canvassing Board) (rcb) (Entered: 05/22/2020)

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

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62

Summons Issued as to ALACHUA COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD, BREVARD COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD, BROWARD COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD, DIXIE COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD, Gilchrist County Canvassing Board, Glades County Canvassing Board, Gulf County Canvassing Board, Indian River County Canvassing Board, Marion County Canvassing Board, Putnam County Canvassing Board, Volusia County Canvassing Board. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Summons Issued- Dixie Canvassing Board, # 2 Exhibit Volusia County Canvassing Board, # 3 Exhibit Brevard Canvassing Board, # 4 Exhibit Gilchrist Canvassing Board, # 5 Exhibit Glades Canvassing Board, # 6 Exhibit Broward County Canvassing Board, # 7 Exhibit Marion County Canvassing Board, # 8 Exhibit Gulf County Canvassing Board, # 9 Exhibit Indian River Canvassing Board, # 10 Exhibit Putnam County Canvassing Board) (rcb) (Entered: 05/22/2020)

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

PACER
63

Summons Issued as to BAKER COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD, CITRUS COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD, Franklin County Canvassing Board, Hamilton County Canvassing Board, Holmes County Canvassing Board, Nassau County Canvassing Board, OKALOOSA COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD, Okeechobee County Canvassing Board, Pasco County Canvassing Board, Sarasota County Canvassing Board, St. Johns County Canvassing Board, Wakulla County Canvassing Board, Washington County Canvassing Board. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Summons Issued Sestak, # 2 Exhibit Summons Issued Brewer, # 3 Exhibit Summons Issue Escambia County Canvassing Board, # 4 Exhibit Holmes County Canvassing Board, # 5 Exhibit Nassua County Canvassing Board, # 6 Exhibit Summons Issued St Johns Canvassing Board, # 7 Exhibit Summons Issued-Wakulla County Canvassing Board, # 8 Exhibit Okeechobee County Canvassing Board, # 9 Exhibit Okaloosa County Canvassing Board, # 10 Exhibit Baker County Canvassing Board, # 11 Exhibit Citrus County Canvassing Board, # 12 Exhibit Sarasota County Canvassing Board) (rcb) (Additional attachment(s) added on 5/22/2020: # 13 Exhibit, # 14 Exhibit Honorable Robert Plaines Chair, Jefferson County Canvassing Board, # 15 Exhibit, # 16 Exhibit Honorable Erika Quartermaine Chair, Sarasota County Canvassing Board, # 17 Exhibit Honorable Anthony Ritonous Chair, Highlands County Canvassing Board, # 18 Exhibit) (rcb). (Entered: 05/22/2020)

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

PACER
64

NOTICE of Appearance by ADAM M KATZMAN on behalf of BROWARD COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD (KATZMAN, ADAM) (Entered: 05/22/2020)

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

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65

NOTICE of Appearance by KRISTEN M MCINTOSH on behalf of BROWARD COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD (MCINTOSH, KRISTEN) (Entered: 05/22/2020)

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

PACER
66

ORDER REQUIRING A MORE DEFINITE STATEMENT. Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 05/24/2020. (MKB) (Entered: 05/24/2020)

May 24, 2020

May 24, 2020

PACER
67

ORDER CONSOLIDATING CASES AND SETTING THE SCHEDULE. The motions to consolidate, ECF No. 74 in Case No. 1:20cv67 and ECF No. 32 in Case No. 4:20cv236, are granted in part. The Republican organizations oral motion for leave to file a reply memorandum in support of the motion is denied, but the motions will not be denied without allowing a reply memorandum. The motions for protective orders, ECF No. 78-82 in ECF No. 1:20cv67, are denied. Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 5/26/2020. (rcb) Modified to edit links on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/26/2020)

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

PACER
68

Dream Defenders Plaintiffs' More Definite Statement by CELCIO EDUARDO ROMERO, SHEILA YOUNG, ZEBRA COALITION, MURRAY HELLER, Acacia Williams, BIANCA MARIA BAEZ, Paulina Hernandez Morales, Dream Defenders, Organize Florida, NEW FLORIDA MAJORITY EDUCATION FUND re 66 Order (NAIFEH, STUART) Modified to edit title on 5/26/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/26/2020)

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

PACER
69

NOTICE of Appearance by KELLY LYNN VICARI on behalf of DEBORAH CLARK (VICARI, KELLY) (Entered: 05/26/2020)

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

PACER
70

NOTICE Summonses to be Issued by ALIANZA FOR PROGRESS INC, FELICIA BRUCE, RAY DAVIS, BARBARA DEVANE, FLORIDA ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS, DONESA JACKSON, REVEL LUBIN, KIRK NIELSEN, MORGAN OUTLAW, PRIORITIES USA (Attachments: # 1 Summons to Robert Regers, # 2 Summons to Margaret Taylor, # 3 Summons to William Williams) (WERMUTH, FREDERICK) (Entered: 05/26/2020)

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

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Set Deadlines/Hearings re: 67 -The combined preliminary-injunction hearing and trial on the merits is set for the two-week trial period that begins on Monday, 7/20/2020 09:15 AM in U.S. Courthouse Tallahassee before JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE. The deadline is 5/26/2020 for the Williams plaintiffs' Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(2) disclosures. The deadline is 5/27/2020 for responses to the Republican organizations' motion to intervene, ECF No. 53 in Case No. 4:20cv236. The deadline is 5/27/2020 for the Williams plaintiffs supplement to their preliminary-injunction motion. The deadline is 5/27/2020 for the Nielsen plaintiffs preliminary-injunction motion. The deadline is 5/27/2020 for summary-judgment motions (other than deemed summary-judgment motions included in trial briefs). The deadline for response to the production requests is 6/1/2020. The deadline for the Governor and Secretary of State to respond to the current versions of the complaints is 5/27/2020. The deadline for the Supervisors of Elections to respond to the current versions of the complaints is later of 6/1/2020 or 14 days after service of process or acceptance of service of process. The deadline for defendants to identify experts is 6/8/2020. The deadline for the defendants' 26(a)(2) disclosures is 6/15/2020. The deadline for the defendants responses to the preliminary-injunction motions is 6/19/2020. The deadline for any reply memorandum is 6/26/2020, but a trial brief and reply memorandum should not be repetitive. The discovery deadline is 6/30/2020. The deadline is 7/3/2020 for trial briefs. The deadline is 7/13/2020 for responses to trial briefs. Each party must file its Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(3) disclosures by 7/6/2020. The deadline for objections is 7/13/2020. Each party must prefile all its exhibits by 7/6/2020. (rcb)

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings re: 67 -The combined preliminary-injunction hearing and trial on the merits is set for the two-week trial period that begins on Monday, 7/20/2020 09:00 AM in U.S. Courthouse Tallahassee before JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE. The deadline is 5/26/2020 for the Williams plaintiffs' Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(2) disclosures. The deadline is 5/27/2020 for responses to the Republican organizations' motion to intervene, ECF No. 53 in Case No. 4:20cv236. The deadline is 5/27/2020 for the Williams plaintiffs supplement to their preliminary-injunction motion. The deadline is 5/27/2020 for the Nielsen plaintiffs preliminary-injunction motion. The deadline is 5/27/2020 for summary-judgment motions (other than deemed summary-judgment motions included in trial briefs). The deadline for response to the production requests is 6/1/2020. The deadline for the Governor and Secretary of State to respond to the current versions of the complaints is 5/27/2020. The deadline for the Supervisors of Elections to respond to the current versions of the complaints is later of 6/1/2020 or 14 days after service of process or acceptance of service of process. The deadline for defendants to identify experts is 6/8/2020. The deadline for the defendants' 26(a)(2) disclosures is 6/15/2020. The deadline for the defendants responses to the preliminary-injunction motions is 6/19/2020. The deadline for any reply memorandum is 6/26/2020, but a trial brief and reply memorandum should not be repetitive. The discovery deadline is 6/30/2020. The deadline is 7/3/2020 for trial briefs. The deadline is 7/13/2020 for responses to trial briefs. Each party must file its Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(3) disclosures by 7/6/2020. The deadline for objections is 7/13/2020. Each party must prefile all its exhibits by 7/6/2020. (rcb)

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

PACER
71

Motion For Extension Of Time To Serve Rule 26(a)(2) Disclosures. Modified to edit title on 5/27/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/26/2020)

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

PACER

ACTION REQUIRED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE: Chambers of MAGISTRATE JUDGE MICHAEL J FRANK notified that action is needed Re: 25 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Amanda Callais.( Filing fee $ 201 receipt number AFLNDC-5215737.), 24 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Zachary Newkirk.( Filing fee $ 201 receipt number AFLNDC-5215452.). Referred to MICHAEL J FRANK. *Action not required by MAGISTRATE JUDGE MARTIN A FITZPATRICK. (kjw)

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

PACER
72

Summons Issued as to Hillsborough County Canvassing Board, Polk County Canvassing Board, St. Lucie County Canvassing Board, Suwannee County Canvassing Board. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Summons Issued-Honorable Regers, # 2 Exhibit Summons Issued-Honorable Taylor, # 3 Exhibit Summons Issued-Honorable Williams) (rcb) (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

PACER
73

Notice of Dismissal by Acacia Williams Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41 by ACACIA WILLIAMS (NAIFEH, STUART) Modified to edit title on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

PACER
74

Motion For Jonathan P Lienhard To Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent To Designation, And Request To Electronically Receive Notices Of Electronic Filing On Behalf Of Proposed Intervenor-Defendants Repulican Organization (Filing fee $ 201 receipt number AFLNDC-5264268.) by Republican Organizations. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A) (GIBSON, BENJAMIN) Modified to edit title on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

PACER
75

Acceptance of Service (TODD, STEPHEN) Modified to edit on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

PACER
76

NOTICE of Appearance by DALE A SCOTT on behalf of SUSAN A GILL (SCOTT, DALE) (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

PACER
77

Plaintiff's Response in Opposition To Republican Organizations' Motion To Intervene As Defendants re 53 MOTION to Intervene filed by ALIANZA FOR PROGRESS INC, FELICIA BRUCE, RAY DAVIS, BARBARA DEVANE, FLORIDA ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS, DONESA JACKSON, REVEL LUBIN, KIRK NIELSEN, MORGAN OUTLAW, PRIORITIES USA. (WERMUTH, FREDERICK) Modified to edit title on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

PACER
78

Seventeen Supervisor's of Elections' Motion For Partial Summary Judgment (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A Federal Register Publication, # 2 Exhibit B Declaration of Mary Hall, # 3 Exhibit C Declaration of Supervisor Doyle, # 4 Exhibit D Declaration of Supervisor Edwards, # 5 Exhibit E Declaration of Supervisor Arrington) (BARDOS, ANDY) Modified to edit on 5/28/2020 (rcb). **Supervisors of Elections for Broward, Collier, Indian River, Lee, Lake Manatee, Marion, Monroe and Pasco Counties** (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

PACER
79

Defendant Elections Canvassing Commission's Motion To Dismiss As An Improper Party (Case No. 4:20-cv-236) (Internal deadline for referral to judge if response not filed earlier: 6/10/2020). (TEEGEN, ELIZABETH) Modified to edit title on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

PACER
80

Attorney General of Florida's Motion To Dismiss And Memorandum of Law (DESOUSA, JEFFREY) Modified to edit title on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

PACER
81

Unopposed Motion To Exceed Word Limit In Governor And Secretary's Motion To Dismiss (Attachments: # 1 Motion to Dismiss) (JAZIL, MOHAMMAD) Modified to edit title on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

PACER
82

Governor And Secretary's Motion To Dismiss With Incorporated Memorandum of Law (Internal deadline for referral to judge if response not filed earlier: 6/10/2020). (JAZIL, MOHAMMAD) Modified to edit title on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

PACER
83

Dream Defenders Plaintiffs' Notice of Joinder In Nielsen Plaintiffs' Response In Opposition To Replublican Organizations' Motion To Intervene As Defendants filed by BIANCA MARIA BAEZ, DREAM DEFENDERS, MURRAY HELLER, PAULINA HERNANDEZ MORALES, NEW FLORIDA MAJORITY EDUCATION FUND, ORGANIZE FLORIDA, CELCIO EDUARDO ROMERO, SHEILA YOUNG, ZEBRA COALITION. (NAIFEH, STUART) Modified to edit title on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

PACER
84

Republican Organizations' Motion To Dismiss Or In The Alternative Motion For Summary Jugment (Internal deadline for referral to judge if response not filed earlier: 6/10/2020). (GIBSON, BENJAMIN) Modified to edit title on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

PACER
85

Republican Party Organizations' Memorandum Of Law In Support Of Their Motion To Dismiss Or In The Alternative Motion For Summary Judgment (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A) (GIBSON, BENJAMIN) Modified to edit title on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

PACER
86

Plaintiff's Motion For Preliminary Injunction by BIANCA MARIA BAEZ, DREAM DEFENDERS, MURRAY HELLER, PAULINA HERNANDEZ MORALES, NEW FLORIDA MAJORITY EDUCATION FUND, ORGANIZE FLORIDA, CELCIO EDUARDO ROMERO, SHEILA YOUNG, ZEBRA COALITION. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Acacia Williams, # 2 Affidavit Alicia Wujciak, # 3 Affidavit Bianca Baez, # 4 Affidavit Dream Defenders, # 5 Affidavit John Jordan, # 6 Affidavit Murray Heller, # 7 Affidavit New Florida Majority, # 8 Affidavit Nicholas Ciriello, # 9 Affidavit Organize Florida, # 10 Affidavit Zetta Williams, # 11 Affidavit Kousser Report, # 12 Affidavit Smith Report) (NAIFEH, STUART) Modified to edit title on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

1 Affidavit Acacia Williams

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2 Affidavit Alicia Wujciak

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3 Affidavit Bianca Baez

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4 Affidavit Dream Defenders

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5 Affidavit John Jordan

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6 Affidavit Murray Heller

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7 Affidavit New Florida Majority

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8 Affidavit Nicholas Ciriello

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9 Affidavit Organize Florida

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10 Affidavit Zetta Williams

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11 Affidavit Kousser Report

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12 Affidavit Smith Report

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May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

Clearinghouse
87

Motion For Leave To File A Preliminary Injunction Motion In Excess Of The Word Limit by BIANCA MARIA BAEZ, DREAM DEFENDERS, MURRAY HELLER, PAULINA HERNANDEZ MORALES, NEW FLORIDA MAJORITY EDUCATION FUND, ORGANIZE FLORIDA, CELCIO EDUARDO ROMERO, SHEILA YOUNG, ZEBRA COALITION. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proposed Memorandum) (NAIFEH, STUART) Modified to edit title on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

PACER
88

NOTICE of Filing Exhibits in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction by ALIANZA FOR PROGRESS INC, FELICIA BRUCE, RAY DAVIS, BARBARA DEVANE, FLORIDA ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS, DONESA JACKSON, REVEL LUBIN, KIRK NIELSEN, MORGAN OUTLAW, PRIORITIES USA (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit 8, # 9 Exhibit 9, # 10 Exhibit 10, # 11 Exhibit 11, # 12 Exhibit 12, # 13 Exhibit 13, # 14 Exhibit 14, # 15 Exhibit 15, # 16 Exhibit 16, # 17 Exhibit 17, # 18 Exhibit 18, # 19 Exhibit 19, # 20 Exhibit 20, # 21 Exhibit 21, # 22 Exhibit 22, # 23 Exhibit 23, # 24 Exhibit 24, # 25 Exhibit 25, # 26 Exhibit 26, # 27 Exhibit 27, # 28 Exhibit 28, # 29 Exhibit 29, # 30 Exhibit 30, # 31 Exhibit 31, # 32 Exhibit 32, # 33 Exhibit 33, # 34 Exhibit 34, # 35 Exhibit 35, # 36 Exhibit 36, # 37 Exhibit 37, # 38 Exhibit 38, # 39 Exhibit 39, # 40 Exhibit 40, # 41 Exhibit 41, # 42 Exhibit 42, # 43 Exhibit 43, # 44 Exhibit 44, # 45 Exhibit 45, # 46 Exhibit 46, # 47 Exhibit 47, # 48 Exhibit 48, # 49 Exhibit 49, # 50 Exhibit 50, # 51 Exhibit 51, # 52 Exhibit 52, # 53 Exhibit 53, # 54 Exhibit 54, # 55 Exhibit 55, # 56 Exhibit 56, # 57 Exhibit 57, # 58 Exhibit 58, # 59 Exhibit 59) (WERMUTH, FREDERICK) (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

RECAP
89

Plaintiff's Motion for Preliminary Injunction by ALIANZA FOR PROGRESS INC, FELICIA BRUCE, RAY DAVIS, BARBARA DEVANE, FLORIDA ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS, DONESA JACKSON, REVEL LUBIN, KIRK NIELSEN, MORGAN OUTLAW, PRIORITIES USA. (WERMUTH, FREDERICK) Modified to edit title on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

PACER
90

Memorandum Of Law In Support Of Plaintiff's Motion For Preliminary Injunction by ALIANZA FOR PROGRESS INC, FELICIA BRUCE, RAY DAVIS, BARBARA DEVANE, FLORIDA ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS, DONESA JACKSON, REVEL LUBIN, KIRK NIELSEN, MORGAN OUTLAW, PRIORITIES USA. (WERMUTH, FREDERICK) Modified to edit title on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

RECAP
91

AFFIDAVIT re 86 Second MOTION for Preliminary Injunction Declarations in Support by BIANCA MARIA BAEZ, DREAM DEFENDERS, MURRAY HELLER, PAULINA HERNANDEZ MORALES, NEW FLORIDA MAJORITY EDUCATION FUND, ORGANIZE FLORIDA, CELCIO EDUARDO ROMERO, SHEILA YOUNG, ZEBRA COALITION. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Marsha Bukala, # 2 Affidavit Paulina Hernandez Morales, # 3 Affidavit Celcio Eduardo Romero, # 4 Affidavit Sheila Young, # 5 Affidavit Robyn Wise) (NAIFEH, STUART) (Entered: 05/28/2020)

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

PACER
92

AFFIDAVIT re 86 Second MOTION for Preliminary Injunction of Kathryn Sadasivan by BIANCA MARIA BAEZ, DREAM DEFENDERS, MURRAY HELLER, PAULINA HERNANDEZ MORALES, NEW FLORIDA MAJORITY EDUCATION FUND, ORGANIZE FLORIDA, CELCIO EDUARDO ROMERO, SHEILA YOUNG, ZEBRA COALITION. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E) (NAIFEH, STUART) (Entered: 05/28/2020)

May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Disability Rights

Special Collection(s):

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 16, 2020

Closing Date: Aug. 5, 2020

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Coalition of plaintiffs who claimed their right to vote was restricted by the COVID-19 restrictions imposed by Florida officials ahead of the 2020 general election.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

LatinoJustice PRLDEF

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Governor, State

Attorney General, State

Florida Elections Canvassing Commission, State

Secretary of State, State

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Voting Rights Act, section 208 (assistance for disabled persons), 52 U.S.C. § 10508 (previously 42 U.S.C. § 1973aa-6)

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.

Voting Rights Act, section 203 (language minority provision), 52 U.S.C. § 10503 (previously 42 U.S.C. § 1973aa-1a)

Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701

Constitutional Clause(s):

Freedom of speech/association

Equal Protection

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief denied

Issues

Disability and Disability Rights:

disability, unspecified

Discrimination Basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

Voting:

Election administration

Vote dilution

Voting: General & Misc.

Voting: Physical/Effective Access