Case: North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP v. North Carolina State Board of Elections

20-cv-05035 | North Carolina 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 09/01/2020, Plaintiffs, North Carolina State Conference of NAACP branches and individual registered voters residing in counties using the ExpressVote machine, sued North Carolina State Board of Elections and Board of Elections of various North Carolina Counties to enjoin them from employing the ExpressVote to conduct any p…

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 09/01/2020,

Plaintiffs, North Carolina State Conference of NAACP branches and individual registered voters residing in counties using the ExpressVote machine, sued North Carolina State Board of Elections and Board of Elections of various North Carolina Counties to enjoin them from employing the ExpressVote to conduct any public election in North Carolina. Plaintiffs alleged violation of the North Carolina Constitution Article I, section 10 (the Free Elections Clause) because ExpressVote is subject to security threats, has been proven to malfunction in marking and tabulation of votes, does not permit insurance that votes are counted correctly, and creates risk to public health (as the screen and ExpressVote-related components are vectors of transmission of COVID-19 virus). Plaintiffs also alleged violation of Article I section 19 (the Equal Protection Clause) because only some North Carolina counties compel voting using the ExpressVote.

People


Judge(s)

Holt, Rebecca W (North Carolina)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bonifaz, John C. (Massachusetts)

Clements, Ben (Massachusetts)

Dorosin, Mark (North Carolina)

Fein, Ronald A (Massachusetts)

Haddix, Elizabeth (North Carolina)

Hostetler, Courtney (Massachusetts)

Keshavarzi, Moe (California)

Luke, Emerson (California)

Phillips, Bradley S. (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Holt, Rebecca W (North Carolina)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bonifaz, John C. (Massachusetts)

Clements, Ben (Massachusetts)

Dorosin, Mark (North Carolina)

Fein, Ronald A (Massachusetts)

Haddix, Elizabeth (North Carolina)

Hostetler, Courtney (Massachusetts)

Keshavarzi, Moe (California)

Luke, Emerson (California)

Phillips, Bradley S. (District of Columbia)

Powers, John (District of Columbia)

Rosenberg, Ezra D (District of Columbia)

Russell, Bridget (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Complaint

North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP v. The North Carolina State Board of Elections

April 15, 2020

April 15, 2020

Complaint

20-cv-05035

Order Denying Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction

Aug. 19, 2020

Aug. 19, 2020

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 28, 2022, 3:01 a.m.

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

Case Details

State / Territory: North Carolina

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Special Collection(s):

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Healthy Elections COVID litigation tracker

Key Dates

Filing Date: 2020