Case: The Republican State Committee of Delaware v The State of Delaware Department of Elections

20-cv-00685 | Delaware state trial court

Filed Date: 2020

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Case Summary

NOTE: This case is being tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. So for information, see their tracker.

According to their summary as of 10/31/2020,

A new Delaware law allows all voters to vote absentee, regardless of reason. The Delaware Constitution, however, enumerates permissible reasons for voters voting absentee. Plaintiffs claim that the new law, HB 346, violates the Delaware Constitution's limitations on permissible reasons for casting an absentee ballot. And Plaintiffs seek declaratory and injunctive relief to block the November election from proceeding with universal absentee voting, particularly, Plaintiffs allege, because such voting will increase fraud and is unnecessary when all polling places will be open and the approved list of reasons for voting absentee is already broad enough to protect public health.

People


Judge(s)

Glasscock, Sam (Delaware)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Klein, Julia B (Delaware)

Judge(s)

Glasscock, Sam (Delaware)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Klein, Julia B (Delaware)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Verified Complaint

The Republican State Committee of Delaware v. The State of Delaware Department of Elections

Aug. 19, 2020 Complaint

Memorandum Opinion

The Republican State Committee of Delaware v. The State of Delaware Department of Elections

Sept. 24, 2020 Order/Opinion

Resources

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The Republican State Committee of Delaware v. The State of Delaware Department of Elections

The Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project

A new Delaware law allows all voters to vote absentee, regardless of reason. The Delaware Constitution, however, enumerates permissible reasons for voters voting absentee. Plaintiffs claim that the n… Oct. 31, 2020 https://healthyelections-case-tracker.stanford.edu/detail?id=215

Docket

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

State / Territory: Delaware

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Special Collection(s):

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Healthy Elections COVID litigation tracker

Key Dates

Filing Date: 2020