Case: RNC v. Weipert

20-cv-81957 | Iowa state trial court

Filed Date: 2020

Case Ongoing

Clearinghouse coding in progress

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 September 16, 2020,

The Trump campaign and the RNC sued the Johnson County auditor who sent voters absentee ballot applications prepopulated with some of their voter information, in contravention of the guidance of the Iowa Secretary of State. This is in light of a law passed this summer that would have required county officials to reach out to individual voters to cure ballot issues rather than looking them up in their own database, creating delays and confusion. The plaintiffs ask that the auditor be enjoined from using the prepopulated forms (many of which have already been sent to voters) and contact voters and inform them that the forms can no longer be used.

People


Judge(s)

Thornhill, Ian K (Iowa)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Green, Tyler R (Virginia)

McCarthy, Thomas R. (Virginia)

Norris, Cameron T. (Virginia)

Ostergren, Alan R (Iowa)

Judge(s)

Thornhill, Ian K (Iowa)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Green, Tyler R (Virginia)

McCarthy, Thomas R. (Virginia)

Norris, Cameron T. (Virginia)

Ostergren, Alan R (Iowa)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

20-cv-81957

Petition for Declaratory Judgment and Injunctive Relief

Aug. 10, 2020

Aug. 10, 2020

Complaint

20-cv-81957

Order for Temporary Injunctive Relief

Sept. 12, 2020

Sept. 12, 2020

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 16, 2022, 3:14 a.m.

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

Case Details

State / Territory: Iowa

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Special Collection(s):

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Healthy Elections COVID litigation tracker

Key Dates

Filing Date: 2020

Case Ongoing: Yes