Case: Donald J. Trump for President v. Boockvar

2:20-cv-00966 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: June 29, 2020

Closed Date: Oct. 10, 2020

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Case Summary

This is a case about mail-in voting during the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 29, 2020, the Donald Trump Presidential Campaign, the Republican National Committee, four Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, and two residents of Pennsylvania filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. These plaintiffs, represented by a private law firm, sued Pennsylvania and its county boards of elections under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging th…

This is a case about mail-in voting during the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 29, 2020, the Donald Trump Presidential Campaign, the Republican National Committee, four Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, and two residents of Pennsylvania filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. These plaintiffs, represented by a private law firm, sued Pennsylvania and its county boards of elections under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging that the state’s voting policies had violated the First and Fourteenth Amendments and Articles I and II of the U.S. Constitution, as well as portions of the Pennsylvania State Constitution and Pennsylvania state law. The plaintiffs sought declaratory relief, both preliminary and permanent injunctions, and attorney’s fees. The case was heard by District Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan.

The plaintiffs alleged that Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar had implemented various changes to the voting system for the 2020 elections that violated Pennsylvania state law, the Pennsylvania Constitution, and the U.S. Constitution. The main changes the plaintiffs focused on were policies increasing the locations where people could return mail-in ballots and decreasing the scrutiny that mail-in ballot applications were previously subject to. According to the plaintiffs, these changes were likely to lead to widespread voter fraud that would dilute valid votes with invalid ones and therefore infringe the voting rights of Pennsylvania’s citizens. Some of these policies had been implemented in the state’s 2020 primary elections, and the plaintiffs asked the court to stop the state from implementing them in the November 2020 general election.

The plaintiffs’ claims were primarily focused on no-excuse mail-in voting, which had been put into place by the Pennsylvania state legislature in 2019. According to the plaintiffs, Secretary Boockvar gave the county boards of elections guidance about the mail-in voting process that violated the state’s existing election law, as well as the U.S. Constitution and the Pennsylvania Constitution. First, the plaintiffs alleged that the drop-off boxes where people could return mail-in ballots would lead to voter fraud and ballot harvesting, in which a third party gathers and returns other people’s ballots. Second, the plaintiffs argued that Boockvar’s guidance allowed people to receive mail-in ballots without proper examination of their credentials. Third, they claimed that Boockvar’s guidance permitted the counting of ballots that were not properly concealed in an outer envelope. Fourth, they alleged that Boockvar gave incorrect instructions about people who try to vote in-person after they have already been sent a mail-in ballot, and they claimed that some people had voted twice in the primary. Finally, the plaintiffs argued that voter fraud could occur due to a lack of monitoring by campaign poll watchers, both because poll watchers could not monitor the delivery and processing of mail-in ballots and because of a Pennsylvania state law that only let poll watchers work in the county where they live. Some of these claims were added or expanded upon in an amended complaint filed about a month after the initial complaint.

There were a few different federal constitutional arguments underlying the plaintiffs’ claims. First, they argued that Secretary Boockvar could not legally implement these voting policies because state legislatures are in charge of federal election administration according to Articles I and II of the U.S. Constitution. Second, they argued that by making the elections less secure, these policies violated the voting rights that are guaranteed by the First and Fourteenth Amendments. Finally, they argued that the inconsistencies between the way different Pennsylvania counties carried out Boockvar’s guidance amounted to disparate treatment, which violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The plaintiffs also claimed that the election policies violated the Pennsylvania State Constitution, which protects fair elections and outlaws disparate treatment.

As the case progressed, various organizations, such as the NAACP and the League of Women Voters, joined the defendants’ side using motions to intervene. On August 23, 2020, the court stayed the case, granting in part various motions to dismiss by the defendants and intervenors. 481 F. Supp. 3d. 476. The court held that the question of whether Secretary Boockvar’s policies had violated state election law was essential to the case, and that a state court would be better suited to interpret state law than a federal court. Citing the Pullman abstention doctrine, the court decided to pause the case until state courts clarified various aspects of Pennsylvania’s election laws.

Five days after the abstention order, the plaintiffs asked the court for a preliminary injunction that would stop election officials from mixing mail-in ballots from drop boxes with those that were returned in other ways. They argued that by the time the case was resolved, it might be too late to separate out the allegedly invalid drop-box ballots from the valid ballots. However, the court denied the motion because no ballots had been counted yet, and the state courts would probably rule soon on this issue. 2020 WL 5407748.

On September 17 of the same year, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled on Pennsylvania Democratic Party v. Boockvar, a case that settled some of the issues of state law that the court in this case had abstained from deciding. 238 A.3d 345. Therefore, on the same day, the court in this case lifted its stay because it could now properly evaluate the plaintiffs’ claims. Six days later, the court dismissed some of the plaintiffs’ claims because it ruled that the state Supreme Court case had resolved them. It also noted that certain state law issues had not been resolved by Pennsylvania Democratic Party v. Boockvar, and that it was still proper to abstain on questions about poll watchers monitoring drop boxes, 2020 WL 5658392, or how officials should evaluate mail-in ballot applications, 2020 WL 6737648. On the same day, the plaintiffs amended their complaint to add a new claim that officials were not properly checking the signatures on mail-in ballots.

On October 10, 2020, the court granted summary judgment for the defendants. 493 F. Supp. 3d 331. First of all, the court held that it was unnecessary to rule on some issues that had been previously resolved. For instance, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court had ruled that ballots had to be rejected if they did not have an outer envelope, and Secretary Boockvar had changed the policy on voting in-person by those who already were sent a mail-in ballot. The court ruled only on whether people could take their ballots to drop boxes, whether officials needed to reject mail-in ballots based on signature matching, and whether poll watchers could work in counties where they did not live.

The court ruled that the plaintiffs did not have standing to sue because they had not demonstrated that concrete harm would come from the state’s election policies. The potential for voter fraud that the plaintiffs had pointed to was only speculation based on various assumptions, and the plaintiffs did not show that vote dilution would actually happen or that different policies would stop it. Furthermore, the court noted that beyond issues of standing, the plaintiffs’ arguments would not have succeeded anyway. Firstly, it ruled that a policy that slightly raised the chance of fraud was not enough to count as an infringement of voting rights, and the state government had the right to decide how elections should be held. Secondly, small differences in policies between counties or between voting methods was acceptable, and the potential increased fraud did not count as disparate treatment because fraud would dilute everyone’s vote equally. Additionally, the policy guidance given by Secretary Boockvar was state-wide, so it was not itself discriminatory. Ultimately, the court held that election policy was in the purview of elected officials, not federal judges. The court did not rule on the claims about the Pennsylvania State Constitution.

The judgment for defendants was not appealed, so the case is closed.

Summary Authors

(10/2/2022)

Related Cases

Pennsylvania Democratic Party v. Boockvar, Pennsylvania state appellate court (2020)

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Judge(s)

Ranjan, J. Nicholas (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Clark, Justin (District of Columbia)

Giancola, Russell David (Pennsylvania)

Hicks, Ronald L Jr (Pennsylvania)

McGee, Carolyn Batz (Pennsylvania)

Mercer, Jeremy A (Pennsylvania)

Morgan, Matthew E (District of Columbia)

Winklosky, Devin Arlie (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Aronchick, Mark A. (Pennsylvania)

Barbera, Michael P (Pennsylvania)

Judge(s)

Ranjan, J. Nicholas (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Clark, Justin (District of Columbia)

Giancola, Russell David (Pennsylvania)

Hicks, Ronald L Jr (Pennsylvania)

McGee, Carolyn Batz (Pennsylvania)

Mercer, Jeremy A (Pennsylvania)

Morgan, Matthew E (District of Columbia)

Winklosky, Devin Arlie (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Aronchick, Mark A. (Pennsylvania)

Barbera, Michael P (Pennsylvania)

Barbin, William Gleason (Pennsylvania)

Blewitt, Regina M (Pennsylvania)

Blum, Frank A III (Pennsylvania)

Bokhan, Kristen Leigh (District of Columbia)

Boland, Nicole J (Pennsylvania)

Brannon, Sarah (District of Columbia)

Brennan, Timothy P (Pennsylvania)

Brenneman, Keith O (Pennsylvania)

Brier, Daniel T. (Pennsylvania)

Button, Keith A (Pennsylvania)

Caffrey, Thomas M. (Pennsylvania)

Calder, Maureen (Pennsylvania)

Carmody, Matthew John (Pennsylvania)

Cepeda Derieux, Adriel I. (New York)

Clarke, Anthony V (Pennsylvania)

Curcillo, Joseph A III (Pennsylvania)

Darmody, Caroline (District of Columbia)

Davies, Susan M (District of Columbia)

Davis, Eleanor (New York)

DeGory, Andrew C (Pennsylvania)

Dempsey, John B. (Pennsylvania)

Donovan, Daniel T (District of Columbia)

Dupuis, Elizabeth A (Pennsylvania)

Edwards, Stephen B (Pennsylvania)

Fryman, David S. (Pennsylvania)

Gabriel, Christopher P (Pennsylvania)

Gates, Timothy (Pennsylvania)

Gawlas, Robert (Pennsylvania)

Geffen, Benjamin D. (Pennsylvania)

Geiger, Gerard Joseph (Pennsylvania)

Ginn, Raymond E Jr (Pennsylvania)

Giunta, M. Abbegael (Pennsylvania)

Glick, Michael (Illinois)

Grimm, Robert Eugene (Pennsylvania)

Grubow, Jared Vasconcellos (New York)

Grugan, Terence (Pennsylvania)

Hangley, Michele D. (Pennsylvania)

Hausner, Christina L (Pennsylvania)

Hill, John B (Pennsylvania)

Ho, Dale E. (New York)

Hopkirk, Howard G (Pennsylvania)

Janocsko, George (Pennsylvania)

Joel, Kenneth Lawson (Pennsylvania)

Joyce, Ryan Michael (Pennsylvania)

Karn, Nathan W (Pennsylvania)

Keays, Peter V (Pennsylvania)

Keegan, Sean R (Pennsylvania)

Khan, Joseph J (Pennsylvania)

Kotula, Kathleen Marie (Pennsylvania)

Kravitz, Nicholas F (Pennsylvania)

Lakin, Sophia L. (New York)

Lavery, Frank J. Jr. (Pennsylvania)

Leslie, Thomas W (Pennsylvania)

Levitzky, Kenneth R (Pennsylvania)

Liss, Jason H. (Massachusetts)

Madden, William J (Pennsylvania)

Malhi, Jaywin Singh (New York)

Martin, Lori A (New York)

Matthias, Chistina Crane (Pennsylvania)

Mckenzie, Mary M. (Pennsylvania)

Mcmanamon, Peter M (Pennsylvania)

Meacham, Molly E (Pennsylvania)

Moniak, Stephen (Pennsylvania)

Moran, Lawrence J Jr (Pennsylvania)

Morris, Madelyn (New York)

Mudd, Molly R (Pennsylvania)

Murray, Sarah Mae (Pennsylvania)

Neary, Keli Marie (Pennsylvania)

Norfleet, Andrew W (Pennsylvania)

Noyes, Christopher Ronald (New York)

Opsitnick, Allan J. (Pennsylvania)

Page, Allen P (Pennsylvania)

Picans, Samantha (Colorado)

Pokrifka, Michelle (Pennsylvania)

Powers, John (District of Columbia)

Regoli, David A (Pennsylvania)

Rogers, Edward D (Pennsylvania)

Romano, Karen Mascio (Pennsylvania)

Santee, Richard E (Pennsylvania)

Schaub, Robert (Pennsylvania)

Schmidt, Nathaniel Justus (Pennsylvania)

Shaffer, Thomas R (Pennsylvania)

Silverman, Steven (Pennsylvania)

Smith, Joseph D (Pennsylvania)

Sobol, Gregory D (Pennsylvania)

Steere, Christine D (Pennsylvania)

Strassburger, Zachary (Pennsylvania)

Szefi, Andrew F. (Pennsylvania)

Talarico, Thomas S (Pennsylvania)

Tatum, Sara S (New York)

Taylor, Brian (Pennsylvania)

Walczak, Witold J. (Pennsylvania)

Walsh, Donna A. (Pennsylvania)

Williams, Kahlil (Pennsylvania)

Wingfield, Elizabeth (Pennsylvania)

Wiygul, Robert (Pennsylvania)

Yin, David Pu (District of Columbia)

Zagurskie, Donald K (Pennsylvania)

Zwick, C.J. (Pennsylvania)

Other Attorney(s)

Chun, John I (New York)

Edlin, Elise (California)

Elgart, Courtney (District of Columbia)

Elias, Marc Erik (District of Columbia)

Farrell, George J (Pennsylvania)

Greenberg, Kevin (Pennsylvania)

Lacey, Alex M (Pennsylvania)

Levine, Clifford B (Pennsylvania)

Merkel, Ellison Ward (New York)

Nkwonta, Uzoma (District of Columbia)

Oblak, Jonathan (New York)

Pascal, Charles A Jr (Pennsylvania)

Perez, Myrna (New York)

Pratt, A Michael (Pennsylvania)

Rand, Sascha N (New York)

Roberts, Owen F. (New York)

Roseman, Adam R (Pennsylvania)

Shelly, Jacob D (District of Columbia)

Sweren-Becker, Eliza (New York)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

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2:20-cv-00966

Docket [PACER]

Donald J Trump for President v. Boockvar

Oct. 10, 2020

Oct. 10, 2020

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Verified Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020

Complaint
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Verified Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

July 27, 2020

July 27, 2020

Complaint
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Opinion

Donald J Trump for President v. Boockvar

Aug. 23, 2020

Aug. 23, 2020

Order/Opinion
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Memorandum Opinion

Sept. 8, 2020

Sept. 8, 2020

Order/Opinion
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Memorandum Opinion

Sept. 23, 2020

Sept. 23, 2020

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2:20-cv-00966

Opinion

Donald J Trump for President v. Boockvar

Oct. 10, 2020

Oct. 10, 2020

Order/Opinion

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Docket

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ERROR: ERRORS IN COMPLAINT; THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM PUBLIC VIEW; COMPLAINT against ADAMS COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, ALLEGHENY COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, ARMSTRONG COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, BEAVER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, BEDFORD COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, BERKS COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, BLAIR COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, KATHY BOOCKVAR, BRADFORD COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, BUCKS COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, BUTLER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, CAMBRIA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, CARBON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, CENTRE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, CHESTER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, CLARION COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, CLEARFIELD COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, CLINTON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, COLUMBIA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, CRAWFORD COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, CUMBERLAND COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, DAUPHIN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, DELAWARE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, ELK COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, ERIE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, FAYETTE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, FOREST COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, FULTON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, GREENE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, HUNTINGDON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, INDIANA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, JEFFERSON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, JUNIATA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, LACKAWANNA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, LANCASTER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, LAWRENCE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, LEBANON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, LEHIGH COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, LUZERNE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, LYCOMING COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, MCKEAN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, MERCER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, MIFFLIN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, MONTGOMERY COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, MONTOUR COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, PERRY COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, PHILADELPHIA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, POTTER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, SNYDER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, SOMERSET COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, SULLIVAN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, TIOGA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, UNION COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, VENANGO COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, WARREN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, WASHINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, WAYNE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, WESTMORELAND COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, WYOMING COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, YORK COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS (Filing fee, including Administrative fee, $400, receipt number APAWDC-5721015), filed by REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE, DONALD J. TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT, INC., GUY RESCHENTHALER, GLENN THOMPSON, CLAYTON DAVID SHOW, MELANIE STRINGHILL PATTERSON, MIKE KELLY, JOHN JOYCE. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet) (cel) Modified on 6/30/2020 (cel). (Entered: 06/30/2020)

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Disclosure Statement identifying NONE as corporate parent or other affiliate, by DONALD J. TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT, INC. (cel) (Entered: 06/30/2020)

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Errata re 1 Complaint by DONALD J. TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT, INC., JOHN JOYCE, MIKE KELLY, MELANIE STRINGHILL PATTERSON, REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE, GUY RESCHENTHALER, CLAYTON DAVID SHOW, GLENN THOMPSON. Reason for Correction: Correcting Paragraph References in Counts III, V and VII. (cel) (Entered: 06/30/2020)

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Summons Issued as to ADAMS COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, ALLEGHENY COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, ARMSTRONG COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, BEAVER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, BEDFORD COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, BERKS COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, BLAIR COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, KATHY BOOCKVAR, BRADFORD COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, BUCKS COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, BUTLER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, CAMBRIA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, CARBON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, CENTRE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, CHESTER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, CLARION COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, CLEARFIELD COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, CLINTON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, COLUMBIA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, CRAWFORD COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, CUMBERLAND COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, DAUPHIN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, DELAWARE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, ELK COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, ERIE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, FAYETTE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, FOREST COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, FULTON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, GREENE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, HUNTINGDON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, INDIANA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, JEFFERSON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, JUNIATA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, LACKAWANNA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, LANCASTER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, LAWRENCE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, LEBANON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, LEHIGH COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, LUZERNE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, LYCOMING COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, MCKEAN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, MERCER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, MIFFLIN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, MONTGOMERY COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, MONTOUR COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, PERRY COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, PHILADELPHIA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, POTTER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, SNYDER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, SOMERSET COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, SULLIVAN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, TIOGA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, UNION COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, VENANGO COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, WARREN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, WASHINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, WAYNE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, WESTMORELAND COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, WYOMING COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, YORK COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS (cel) (Entered: 06/30/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Jeremy A. Mercer on behalf of DONALD J. TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT, INC., JOHN JOYCE, MIKE KELLY, MELANIE STRINGHILL PATTERSON, REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE, GUY RESCHENTHALER, CLAYTON DAVID SHOW, GLENN THOMPSON. (Mercer, Jeremy) (Entered: 06/30/2020)

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MOTION to Expedite Speedy Declaratory Judgment Hearing and Expedited Discovery by DONALD J. TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT, INC., JOHN JOYCE, MIKE KELLY, MELANIE STRINGHILL PATTERSON, REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE, GUY RESCHENTHALER, CLAYTON DAVID SHOW, GLENN THOMPSON. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Hicks, Ronald) (Entered: 07/01/2020)

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ORDER holding in abeyance motion to expedite (ECF 6 ) and ordering responses to motion by July 13, 2020. Signed by Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan on 7/2/2020. (av) (Entered: 07/02/2020)

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MOTION for attorney Matthew E. Morgan to Appear Pro Hac Vice, (Filing fee $70, Receipt # APAWDC-5734633) by DONALD J. TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT, INC., JOHN JOYCE, MIKE KELLY, MELANIE STRINGHILL PATTERSON, REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE, GUY RESCHENTHALER, CLAYTON DAVID SHOW, GLENN THOMPSON. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit) (Morgan, Matthew) (Entered: 07/03/2020)

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Proposed Order re 8 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, by DONALD J. TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT, INC., JOHN JOYCE, MIKE KELLY, MELANIE STRINGHILL PATTERSON, REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE, GUY RESCHENTHALER, CLAYTON DAVID SHOW, GLENN THOMPSON. (Morgan, Matthew) (Entered: 07/06/2020)

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ORDER granting 8 Motion for Matthew E. Morgan to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan on 7/6/2020. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (av) (Entered: 07/06/2020)

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE Concerning July 2, 2020 Order by DONALD J. TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT, INC., JOHN JOYCE, MIKE KELLY, MELANIE STRINGHILL PATTERSON, REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE, GUY RESCHENTHALER, CLAYTON DAVID SHOW, GLENN THOMPSON re 7 Response/Briefing Schedule (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Ex A - Contact List for Solicitors) (Hicks, Ronald) (Entered: 07/06/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Karen Mascio Romano on behalf of KATHY BOOCKVAR. (Romano, Karen) (Entered: 07/07/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Kenneth L. Joel on behalf of KATHY BOOCKVAR. (Joel, Kenneth) (Entered: 07/07/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by M. Abbegael Giunta on behalf of KATHY BOOCKVAR. (Giunta, M.) (Entered: 07/07/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Stephen Moniak on behalf of KATHY BOOCKVAR. (Moniak, Stephen) (Entered: 07/07/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Kathleen M. Kotula on behalf of KATHY BOOCKVAR. (Kotula, Kathleen) (Entered: 07/07/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Timothy Gates on behalf of KATHY BOOCKVAR. (Gates, Timothy) (Entered: 07/07/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Howard G. Hopkirk on behalf of KATHY BOOCKVAR. (Hopkirk, Howard) (Entered: 07/07/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew J. Carmody on behalf of LUZERNE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Carmody, Matthew) (Entered: 07/07/2020)

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MOTION for attorney Keli M. Neary to Appear Pro Hac Vice, (Filing fee $70, Receipt # APAWDC-5745483) by KATHY BOOCKVAR. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment 1 - Certification, # 2 Attachment 2 - Affidavit, # 3 Proposed Order) (Neary, Keli) (Entered: 07/08/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Joseph D. Smith on behalf of LYCOMING COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Smith, Joseph) (Entered: 07/08/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Frank J. Lavery, Jr on behalf of FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Lavery, Frank) (Entered: 07/08/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Andrew W. Norfleet on behalf of FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Norfleet, Andrew) (Entered: 07/08/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Stephen B. Edwards on behalf of FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Edwards, Stephen) (Entered: 07/08/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by David S. Fryman on behalf of DELAWARE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Fryman, David) (Entered: 07/08/2020)

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MOTION for attorney Nicole J. Boland to Appear Pro Hac Vice, (Filing fee $70, Receipt # APAWDC-5746963) by KATHY BOOCKVAR. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment 1 - Certification, # 2 Attachment 2 - Affidavit, # 3 Proposed Order) (Boland, Nicole) (Entered: 07/09/2020)

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MOTION for attorney Justin Reilly Clark to Appear Pro Hac Vice, (Filing fee $70, Receipt # APAWDC-5747457) by DONALD J. TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT, INC., JOHN JOYCE, MIKE KELLY, MELANIE STRINGHILL PATTERSON, REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE, GUY RESCHENTHALER, CLAYTON DAVID SHOW, GLENN THOMPSON. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit, # 2 Proposed Order) (Clark, Justin) (Entered: 07/09/2020)

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MOTION for attorney Michelle Pokrifka to Appear Pro Hac Vice, (Filing fee $70, Receipt # APAWDC-5748074) by YORK COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit, # 2 Certification, # 3 Proposed Order) (Pokrifka, Michelle) (Entered: 07/09/2020)

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ORDER granting 20 Motion for Keli M. Neary to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan on 7/9/2020. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (av) (Entered: 07/09/2020)

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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE, DONALD J. TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT, INC., GUY RESCHENTHALER, GLENN THOMPSON, CLAYTON DAVID SHOW, MELANIE STRINGHILL PATTERSON, MIKE KELLY, JOHN JOYCE. KATHY BOOCKVAR waiver sent on 7/9/2020, answer due 9/8/2020. (Hicks, Ronald) (Entered: 07/09/2020)

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ORDER granting 26 Motion for attorney Nicole J. Boland to Appear Pro Hac Vice; granting 27 Motion for attorney Justin Reilly Clark to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan on 7/9/2020. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (av) (Entered: 07/09/2020)

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ORDER re 28 Motion for Michelle Pokrifka to Appear Pro Hac Vice. The Court acknowledges that the public-health crisis has delayed attorneys from obtaining certificates of good standing in order to seek pro hac vice admission. Based on the extraordinary circumstances presented by the public-health crisis in this regard, the Court conditionally grants the motion, subject to counsel promptly submitting the certificate of good standing upon receipt. Signed by Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan on 7/9/2020. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (av) (Entered: 07/09/2020)

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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE, DONALD J. TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT, INC., GUY RESCHENTHALER, GLENN THOMPSON, CLAYTON DAVID SHOW, MELANIE STRINGHILL PATTERSON, MIKE KELLY, JOHN JOYCE. (Hicks, Ronald) (Entered: 07/09/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Christine D Steere on behalf of BERKS COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Steere, Christine) (Entered: 07/09/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Peter M. Mcmanamon on behalf of HUNTINGDON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Mcmanamon, Peter) (Entered: 07/10/2020)

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ANSWER to 1 Complaint by HUNTINGDON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Mcmanamon, Peter) Modified on 7/14/2020 (mao). (Entered: 07/10/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Robert J. Grimm on behalf of WASHINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Grimm, Robert) (Entered: 07/10/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Steven B. Silverman on behalf of CENTRE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Silverman, Steven) (Entered: 07/10/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Sean R. Keegan on behalf of CENTRE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Keegan, Sean) (Entered: 07/10/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Mark A. Aronchick on behalf of BUCKS COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, CHESTER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, MONTGOMERY COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Aronchick, Mark) (Entered: 07/10/2020)

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MOTION for attorney Gerard J. Geiger to Appear Pro Hac Vice, (Filing fee $70, Receipt # APAWDC-5753710) by CARBON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, SNYDER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit, # 2 Exhibit Certification, # 3 Proposed Order) (Geiger, Gerard) (Entered: 07/10/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Thomas R. Shaffer on behalf of POTTER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Shaffer, Thomas) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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RESPONSE to Motion re 6 MOTION to Expedite Speedy Declaratory Judgment Hearing and Expedited Discovery filed by POTTER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Shaffer, Thomas) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Robert J. Grimm on behalf of WASHINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Grimm, Robert) Document removed from view and redocketed at 50 . Modified on 7/14/2020 (ept). (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Nathan W. Karn on behalf of BLAIR COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Karn, Nathan) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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RESPONSE to Motion re 6 MOTION to Expedite Speedy Declaratory Judgment Hearing and Expedited Discovery filed by CRAWFORD COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Button, Keith) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by George M. Janocsko on behalf of ALLEGHENY COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Janocsko, George) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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RESPONSE to Motion re 6 MOTION to Expedite Speedy Declaratory Judgment Hearing and Expedited Discovery filed by KATHY BOOCKVAR. (Joel, Kenneth) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Zachary Strassburger on behalf of PHILADELPHIA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Strassburger, Zachary) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Ryan Michael Joyce on behalf of WASHINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Joyce, Ryan) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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RESPONSE to Motion re 6 MOTION to Expedite Speedy Declaratory Judgment Hearing and Expedited Discovery filed by YORK COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Pokrifka, Michelle) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by David A. Regoli on behalf of WESTMORELAND COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Regoli, David) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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ORDER re 41 Motion for Gerard J. Geiger to Appear Pro Hac Vice. The Court acknowledges that the public-health crisis has delayed attorneys from obtaining certificates of good standing in order to seek pro hac vice admission. Based on the extraordinary circumstances presented by the public-health crisis in this regard, the Court conditionally grants the motion, subject to counsel promptly submitting the certificate of good standing upon receipt. Signed by Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan on 7/13/2020. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (av) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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MOTION for attorney Brian J. Taylor to Appear Pro Hac Vice, (Filing fee $70, Receipt # APAWDC-5757938) by NORTHAMPTON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Taylor, Brian) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by C.J. Zwick on behalf of JEFFERSON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Zwick, C.J.) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Brian Taylor on behalf of NORTHAMPTON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Taylor, Brian) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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MOTION to Appoint Counsel by LANCASTER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit, # 2 Proposed Order) (Hausner, Christina) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Christina L Hausner on behalf of LANCASTER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Hausner, Christina) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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BRIEF in Opposition re 6 Motion to Expedite, filed by BERKS COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Steere, Christine) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Anthony V. Clarke on behalf of MCKEAN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Clarke, Anthony) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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RESPONSE to Motion re 6 MOTION to Expedite Speedy Declaratory Judgment Hearing and Expedited Discovery filed by LANCASTER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Hausner, Christina) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Thomas W. Leslie on behalf of LAWRENCE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Leslie, Thomas) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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MOTION for Joinder as to 48 Response to Motion For a Speedy Declaratory Judgment Hearing and Expedited Discovery by DELAWARE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Fryman, David) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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RESPONSE to Motion re 6 MOTION to Expedite Speedy Declaratory Judgment Hearing and Expedited Discovery filed by CLEARFIELD COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Blum, Frank) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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RESPONSE to Motion re 6 MOTION to Expedite Speedy Declaratory Judgment Hearing and Expedited Discovery filed by MCKEAN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Clarke, Anthony) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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RESPONSE to Motion re 6 MOTION to Expedite Speedy Declaratory Judgment Hearing and Expedited Discovery filed by WASHINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Grimm, Robert) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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RESPONSE to Motion re 6 MOTION to Expedite Speedy Declaratory Judgment Hearing and Expedited Discovery filed by HUNTINGDON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Mcmanamon, Peter) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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RESPONSE to Motion re 6 MOTION to Expedite Speedy Declaratory Judgment Hearing and Expedited Discovery filed by HUNTINGDON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Mcmanamon, Peter) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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RESPONSE to Motion re 6 MOTION to Expedite Speedy Declaratory Judgment Hearing and Expedited Discovery filed by ALLEGHENY COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Janocsko, George) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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RESPONSE to Motion re 6 MOTION to Expedite Speedy Declaratory Judgment Hearing and Expedited Discovery filed by LAWRENCE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Leslie, Thomas) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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RESPONSE to Motion re 6 MOTION to Expedite Speedy Declaratory Judgment Hearing and Expedited Discovery filed by WESTMORELAND COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Regoli, David) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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MOTION for attorney Christina L. Hausner to Appear Pro Hac Vice, (Filing fee $70, Receipt # APAWDC-5758578) by LANCASTER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit, # 2 Proposed Order) (Hausner, Christina) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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RESPONSE to Motion re 6 MOTION to Expedite Speedy Declaratory Judgment Hearing and Expedited Discovery filed by NORTHAMPTON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Taylor, Brian) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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RESPONSE IN OPPOSITION to 6 Motion to Expedite,, filed by JEFFERSON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Zwick, C.J.) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Gerard Joseph Geiger on behalf of CARBON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, SNYDER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Geiger, Gerard) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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RESPONSE to Motion re 6 MOTION to Expedite Speedy Declaratory Judgment Hearing and Expedited Discovery filed by BUCKS COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, CHESTER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, MONTGOMERY COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Proposed Order) (Aronchick, Mark) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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RESPONSE IN OPPOSITION to 6 Motion to Expedite,, filed by CARBON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, SNYDER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Geiger, Gerard) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Steven B. Silverman on behalf of BEDFORD COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, BLAIR COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, COLUMBIA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, DAUPHIN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, FAYETTE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, INDIANA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, LACKAWANNA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, MERCER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, UNION COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Silverman, Steven) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Sean R. Keegan on behalf of BEDFORD COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, BLAIR COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, COLUMBIA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, DAUPHIN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, FAYETTE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, INDIANA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, LACKAWANNA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, MERCER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, UNION COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Keegan, Sean) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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RESPONSE to Motion re 6 MOTION to Expedite Speedy Declaratory Judgment Hearing and Expedited Discovery filed by BEDFORD COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, BLAIR COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, CENTRE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, COLUMBIA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, DAUPHIN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, FAYETTE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, INDIANA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, LACKAWANNA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, MERCER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, UNION COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Proposed Order) (Silverman, Steven) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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MOTION for Joinder as to 80 Response to Motion,, For a Speedy Declaratory Judgment Hearing and Expedited Discovery by FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Lavery, Frank) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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MOTION for Joinder as to 76 Response to Motion, by PHILADELPHIA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Strassburger, Zachary) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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MOTION to Intervene by Pennsylvania State Democratic Party, Dwight Evans, Sharif Street, Vincent Hughes, Danillo Burgos, Morgan Cephas, Austin Davis, Isabella Fitzgerald, Edward Gainey, Jordan Harris, Mary Isaacson, Malcolm Kenyatta, Patty Kim, Stephen Kinsey, Peter Schweyer, Nina Ahmad, Anton Andrew, Janet Diaz, Manuel Guzman, Jr., Rick Krajewski, Art Haywood, Anthony Williams. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Pratt, A.) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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RESPONSE IN OPPOSITION to 6 Motion to Expedite,, filed by LUZERNE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Carmody, Matthew) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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BRIEF in Support re 83 Motion to Intervene, filed by Nina Ahmad, Anton Andrew, Danillo Burgos, Morgan Cephas, Austin Davis, Janet Diaz, Dwight Evans, Isabella Fitzgerald, Edward Gainey, Manuel Guzman, Jr., Jordan Harris, Art Haywood, Vincent Hughes, Mary Isaacson, Malcolm Kenyatta, Patty Kim, Stephen Kinsey, Rick Krajewski, Pennsylvania State Democratic Party, Peter Schweyer, Sharif Street, Anthony Williams. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Marks' Guidance, # 2 Exhibit B - Proposed Motion to Dismiss, Brief in Support, Exhibit, Proposed Order, # 3 Exhibit C - July 2020 Order Permitting Intervention) (Pratt, A.) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by A. Michael Pratt on behalf of Nina Ahmad, Anton Andrew, Danillo Burgos, Morgan Cephas, Austin Davis, Janet Diaz, Dwight Evans, Isabella Fitzgerald, Edward Gainey, Manuel Guzman, Jr., Jordan Harris, Art Haywood, Vincent Hughes, Mary Isaacson, Malcolm Kenyatta, Patty Kim, Stephen Kinsey, Rick Krajewski, Pennsylvania State Democratic Party, Peter Schweyer, Sharif Street, Anthony Williams. (Pratt, A.) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Nathan A. Morgan on behalf of BEAVER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Morgan, Nathan) (Entered: 07/14/2020)

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ORDER re 54 Motion for Brian J. Taylor to Appear Pro Hac Vice, 72 Motion for Christina Hausner to Appear Pro Hac Vice. The Court acknowledges that the public-health crisis has delayed attorneys from obtaining certificates of good standing in order to seek pro hac vice admission. Based on the extraordinary circumstances presented by the public-health crisis in this regard, the Court conditionally grants the motions, subject to counsel promptly submitting the certificates of good standing upon receipt. Signed by Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan on 7/14/2020. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (av) (Entered: 07/14/2020)

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ORDER striking 57 Motion to Appoint Counsel. The motion was refiled at ECF 72 . Signed by Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan on 7/14/2020. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (av) (Entered: 07/14/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Christopher P. Gabriel on behalf of CLARION COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Gabriel, Christopher) (Entered: 07/14/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Allen P. Page on behalf of UNION COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Page, Allen) (Entered: 07/14/2020)

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MOTION for attorney Edward D. Rogers to Appear Pro Hac Vice, (Filing fee $70, Receipt # APAWDC-5761515) by DELAWARE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit, # 2 Certification, # 3 Proposed Order) (Rogers, Edward) (Entered: 07/14/2020)

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MOTION for attorney Elizabeth V. Wingfield to Appear Pro Hac Vice, (Filing fee $70, Receipt # APAWDC-5761885) by DELAWARE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit, # 2 Certification, # 3 Proposed Order) (Wingfield, Elizabeth) (Entered: 07/14/2020)

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Case Details

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Special Collection(s):

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Healthy Elections COVID litigation tracker

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 29, 2020

Closing Date: Oct. 10, 2020

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

The Trump Presidential Campaign, the Republican National Committee, four Republican members of Congress, and two residents of Pennsylvania.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

State of Pennsylvania, State

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

State law

Ex parte Young (federal or state officials)

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Due Process: Substantive Due Process

Equal Protection

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Non-settlement Outcome

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Voting

Voting:

Election administration

Vote dilution