Case: Pennsylvania Democratic Party v. Boockvar

20-md-00407 | Pennsylvania state trial court

Filed Date: 2020

Case Ongoing

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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 September 6, 2020, Petitioners request a declaratory and injunction relief so as to protect the franchise of absentee and mail-in voters. On October 31, 2019, the Governor enacted Act 77 which permits no excuse mail-in voting for all qualified electors. Due to COVID-19, Act 12 was passed. This Act allowed counties to tempo…

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 6, 2020,

Petitioners request a declaratory and injunction relief so as to protect the franchise of absentee and mail-in voters. On October 31, 2019, the Governor enacted Act 77 which permits no excuse mail-in voting for all qualified electors. Due to COVID-19, Act 12 was passed. This Act allowed counties to temporarily consolidate polling places, consequently there are less polling places available. It also allowed Pre-Canvass for mail in voting from 7am on Election Day. Petitioners request (i) Declaratory judgment that secure ballot drop-boxes are permitted. (ii) Injunction that mail-in and absentee ballots postmarked by 8pm on Election Day and received by the UOCAVA deadline must be tabulated; (iii) Injunction requiring boards to contact electors whose mail-in or absentee ballots contain facial defects, and provide an opportunity to cure such defects by the UOCAVA deadline; (iv) Declaratory judgment that boards must clothe and count naked ballots and an Injunction against boards from excluding such ballots; (v) Declaratory judgment that the poll watcher residency requirement does not violate the law.


Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Farrell, George J (Pennsylvania)

Greenberg, Kevin (Pennsylvania)

Lacey, Alex M (Pennsylvania)

Levine, Clifford B (Pennsylvania)

Palnick, Lazar M (Pennsylvania)

Pratt, A Michael (Pennsylvania)

Roseman, Adam R (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Armezzani, Richard L (Pennsylvania)

Aronchick, Mark A. (Pennsylvania)

Barbin, William Gleason (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Farrell, George J (Pennsylvania)

Greenberg, Kevin (Pennsylvania)

Lacey, Alex M (Pennsylvania)

Levine, Clifford B (Pennsylvania)

Palnick, Lazar M (Pennsylvania)

Pratt, A Michael (Pennsylvania)

Roseman, Adam R (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Armezzani, Richard L (Pennsylvania)

Aronchick, Mark A. (Pennsylvania)

Barbin, William Gleason (Pennsylvania)

Blewitt, Regina M (Pennsylvania)

Boland, Nicole J (Pennsylvania)

Bozovich, Heather Lynn (Pennsylvania)

Brennan, Timothy P (Pennsylvania)

Brier, Daniel T. (Pennsylvania)

Clarke, Anthony V (Pennsylvania)

Coploff, Larry E. (Pennsylvania)

Davies, Susan M (District of Columbia)

DeLone, Bart J (Pennsylvania)

Dempsey, John B. (Pennsylvania)

DeWald, Carole Kay (Missouri)

Donovan, Daniel T (District of Columbia)

Dupuis, Elizabeth A (Pennsylvania)

Edwards, Stephen B (Pennsylvania)

Gabriel, Christopher P (Pennsylvania)

Gates, Timothy (Pennsylvania)

Gawlas, Robert (Pennsylvania)

Geiger, Gerard Joseph (Pennsylvania)

Giunta, M. Abbegael (Pennsylvania)

Glick, Michael (Illinois)

Grimm, Robert J. (Pennsylvania)

Grugan, Terence (Pennsylvania)

Hangley, Michele D. (Pennsylvania)

Hausner, Christina L (Pennsylvania)

Hill, John B (Pennsylvania)

Hopkirk, Howard G (Pennsylvania)

Janocsko, George (Pennsylvania)

Joel, Kenneth Lawson (Pennsylvania)

Joyce, Ryan Michael (Pennsylvania)

Karn, Nathan W (Pennsylvania)

Keegan, Sean R (Pennsylvania)

Kotula, Kathleen Marie (Pennsylvania)

Lavery, Frank J. Jr. (Pennsylvania)

Madden, William J (Pennsylvania)

Moniak, Stephen (Pennsylvania)

Mott, Sean Alexander (Pennsylvania)

Mudd, Molly R (Pennsylvania)

Neary, Keli Marie (Pennsylvania)

Norfleet, Andrew W (Pennsylvania)

Opsitnick, Allan J. (Pennsylvania)

Page, Allen P (Pennsylvania)

Regoli, David A (Pennsylvania)

Rogers, Edward D (Pennsylvania)

Romano, Karen Mascio (Pennsylvania)

Santee, Richard E (Pennsylvania)

Schaub, Robert (Pennsylvania)

Shaffer, Thomas R (Pennsylvania)

Silverman, Steven (Pennsylvania)

Snook, Stephen S. (Pennsylvania)

Sobol, Gregory D (Pennsylvania)

Staley, Krista Ann M. (Pennsylvania)

Steere, Christine D (Pennsylvania)

Szefi, Andrew F. (Pennsylvania)

Talarico, Thomas S (Pennsylvania)

Taylor, Brian (Pennsylvania)

Walsh, Donna A. (Pennsylvania)

White, H. William III (Pennsylvania)

Wingfield, Elizabeth (Pennsylvania)

Wiygul, Robert (Pennsylvania)

Zwick, C.J. (Pennsylvania)

Other Attorney(s)

Brannon, Sarah (District of Columbia)

Cepeda Derieux, Adriel I. (New York)

Gallagher, Kathleen A. (Pennsylvania)

Geffen, Benjamin D. (Pennsylvania)

Giancola, Russell David (Pennsylvania)

Hicks, Ronald L Jr (Pennsylvania)

Lakin, Sophia L. (New York)

Martin, Lori A (New York)

Mckenzie, Mary M. (Pennsylvania)

Winklosky, Devin Arlie (Pennsylvania)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Marks, Jonathan M (Pennsylvania)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Petition for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

July 10, 2020 Complaint

Resources

Title Description External URL

Pennsylvania Democratic Party v. Boockvar

Healthy Elections Project

Petitioners request a declaratory and injunction relief so as to protect the franchise of absentee and mail-in voters. On October 31, 2019 the Governor enacted Act 77 which permits no excuse mail-in … Sept. 6, 2020 https://healthyelections-case-tracker.stanford.edu/detail?id=120

Docket

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

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

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: 2020

Case Ongoing: Yes