Case: Black Voter'S Matter Fu v. Raffensperger

1:20-cv-04869 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Filed Date: Dec. 2, 2020

Closed Date: April 1, 2021

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Case Summary

This case involved allegations that the State of Georgia failed to abide by federal law by cancelling hundreds of thousands of voter registrations for Georgia residents with a runoff election for 2 Georgia Senate seats approaching, The State of Georgia, as alleged, cancelled thousands of registration due to voter inactivity, among other factors. Georgia's policy involved removing voters from voter lists if the voters failed to participate in the voting process for the last two general elections…

This case involved allegations that the State of Georgia failed to abide by federal law by cancelling hundreds of thousands of voter registrations for Georgia residents with a runoff election for 2 Georgia Senate seats approaching, The State of Georgia, as alleged, cancelled thousands of registration due to voter inactivity, among other factors. Georgia's policy involved removing voters from voter lists if the voters failed to participate in the voting process for the last two general elections. The State of Georgia, as alleged, also removed voters if they failed to answer a notice within 30 days confirming that they still resided at their listed address, also known as the "Use it or Lose it policy."

The Black Voters Matter Fund, Transformative Justice Coalition, and the Rainbow Push Coalition initially filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division on December 2, 2020. Initially, the only Defendant in the suit was Brad Raffensperger, the Secretary of State of Georgia, in his official capacity. Plaintiffs amended their complaint six days later and added the Southwest Voter Education Project as an additional Plaintiff. Plaintiffs brought suit pursuant to the National Voter Registration Act via both a private right of action and the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution via 42 U.S.C. § 1983.

Specifically, Plaintiffs plead three key allegations. First, they accused the State of Georgia of failing to use a United States Postal Service ("USPS") licensee to evaluate changes in voters' addresses, in violation of the National Voting Rights Act. This allegation included the removal of registered voters from voter rolls even when the voters did not move to a new address. Second, Plaintiffs accused the State of Georgia of further violating the National Voting Rights Act by failing to have accurate and current voter lists. Third, Plaintiffs alleged that the Use it or Lose Policy violated the 14th Amendment's Equal Protection Clause. Plaintiffs sought declaratory relief, a temporary restraining order (TRO) restraining Georgia from keeping people off of the voter rolls in the January 5, 2021 runoff election, and attorneys' fees.

Plaintiffs filed a motion for a preliminary injunction on December 3, 2020, seeking to have the court restore Georgia voters to the voting rolls. Plaintiffs claimed that they had to divert resources from their voting rights missions in order to ensure people that were removed from voter rolls would be allowed to vote in the upcoming run-off Senate election. They also requested that the Court declare that Defendant violated the NVRA and the Equal Protection Clause. This case was assigned to Judge Steve CarMichael Jones.

On December 5, 2020, the Republican National Committee and the Georgia Republican party filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit as parties in interest.They argued that their intervention was proper because they had protected interests in the lawsuit as political parties and committees are frequently found to have interests in election litigation. The Court granted the motion to intervene on December 9, 2020.

Defendant filed a motion to dismiss the amended complaint on December 9, 2020, arguing that Plaintiffs lacked organizational standing, failed to provide Defendant pre-suit notice under the NVRA, and waited too long to bring their claims. Defendant also, on December 8, 2020, filed an opposition to Plaintiffs' preliminary onjunction motion, alleging that Plaintiffs misread the requirements of the NVRA, claiming that the federal law does not require the use of a USPS licensee. Defendant also challenged Plaintiffs' constitutional claim, arguing that Plaintiffs did not show evidence of Georgia's significant burden on the voting process.

The parties argued the preliminary injunction motion via an evidentiary hearing via video conference on December 10, 2020. The court issued its order on the motion on December 16, 2020. The Court analyzed the parties' arguments and denied the Plaintiffs' preliminary injunction. Addressing the arguments, the Court found that Plaintiffs did in fact divert their resources to pursue their goals of expanding voting rights and access to voting. Therefore, Plaintiffs did in fact possess organizational standing under a diversion of resources theory because they had to divert resources to pursue their core missions in new ways as the State of Georgia's actions was unanticipated and required a new strategy to address. 508 F.Supp.3d 1283.

However, the Court agreed with Defendant regarding the fact that Plaintiffs lacked statutory standing under the NVRA. The federal law required a pre-suit notice within 90 days of bringing a lawsuit with "sufficiently detailed notice." Plaintiffs stated an ACLU report shed light on the issue, but the Court did not find this to be sufficient notice because no Plaintiff authored the report and because the letter was not sent by a Plaintiff and the Secretary of Georgia only received it 71 days before the lawsuit. The Court also analyzed the language of the NVRA and stated that the law does not require Georgia to hire a USPS licensee. The Court found that Georgia, through its vendor, utilized change of address information supplied by the USPS, concluding that the State complied with the law. While Plaintiffs did present evidence that tended to show that Georgia did cancel voter registrations for voters that did not move and that Defendant presented evidence that they relied on USPS information to cancel the registrations. Ultimately, the Court found that Plaintiffs did not clearly establish any likelihood of success to warrant injunctive relief.

Finally, the Court ruled that Plaintiffs did not show that Georgia's voter registration cancellation process is applied differently to any class of voters, invalidating their constitutional claims under the Equal Protection Clause. There was no evidence that Georgia's list maintenance process was not uniformly applied. In addition, Plaintiffs did not provide any evidence that any individual voter was burdened by the process. If any preliminary injunction were to be issued, the burden to Georgia would be too great as it would require the State to go through a tremendous amount of information. 

Plaintiffs filed a motion for reconsideration of the court's December 16, 2020 order and for leave to file a second amended complaint on December 28, 2020. Plaintiffs also filed a motion to expedite emergency consideration of the substantive briefs, which the court denied on December 29, 2020. Plaintiffs' sought to adjourn the court ruling on Defendant's motion to dismiss until after a ruling on their motions for reconsideration and leave to file a second amended complaint. 

The runoff elections proceeded on January 5, 2021.

On April 1, 2021, the parties entered into a stipulation voluntarily dismissing the lawsuit without prejudice.

The case is closed.

Summary Authors

Vyacheslav Kashuk (11/27/2023)

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document
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1:20-cv-04869

Complaint

Black Voter'S Matter Fu, Et Al V. Raffensperger, Et Al

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

Complaint
27

1:20-cv-04869

First Amended Complaint

Black Voters Matter Fund v. Raffensperger

Dec. 8, 2020

Dec. 8, 2020

Complaint
31

1:20-cv-04869

Defendant Secretary of State's Response in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction

Black Voter's Matter Fund v. Raffensperger

Dec. 8, 2020

Dec. 8, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
33

1:20-cv-04869

Reply in Support of Proposed Intervenor-Defendants' Emergency Motion to Intervene

Black Voters Matter Fund v. Raffensperger

Dec. 9, 2020

Dec. 9, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
39

1:20-cv-04869

Intervenor- Defendants' Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction

Black Voters Matter Fund v. Raffensperger

Dec. 9, 2020

Dec. 9, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
42

1:20-cv-04869

Order

Black Voters Matter Fund v. Raffensperger

Dec. 9, 2020

Dec. 9, 2020

Order/Opinion
63

1:20-cv-04869

Order

Black Voters Matter Fund v. Raffensperger

Dec. 16, 2020

Dec. 16, 2020

Order/Opinion

508 F.Supp.3d 508

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1:20-cv-04869

Order

Black Voters Matter Fund v. Raffensperger

Dec. 29, 2020

Dec. 29, 2020

Order/Opinion
70

1:20-cv-04869

Notice to Adjourn Ruling on Defendant Raffensperger's Motion to Dismiss Until After the Court Rules on the Plaintiffs' Motions for Reconsideration and to Amend the Complaint

Black Voters Matter Fund v. Raffensperger

Dec. 30, 2020

Dec. 30, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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1:20-cv-04869

Stipulation of Voluntary Dismissal Without Prejudice

Black Voters Matter Fund v. Raffensperger

April 1, 2021

April 1, 2021

Settlement Agreement

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/18708616/transformative-justice-coalition-v-raffensperger/

Last updated March 5, 2024, 3 a.m.

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COMPLAINT with INJ and TRO request for immediate hearing (Filing fee $402, receipt number AGANDC-10438029) filed by Black Voter's Matter Fund, Transformative Justice Coalition, The Rainbow Push Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(rjs) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/commonly-used-forms to obtain Pretrial Instructions and Pretrial Associated Forms which includes the Consent To Proceed Before U.S. Magistrate form. (Entered: 12/02/2020)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

Clearinghouse
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Electronic Summons Issued as to Brad Raffensperger. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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EIGHTH AMENDMENT TO GENERAL ORDER 20-01 RE: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19 AND RELATED CORONAVIRUS. Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr. on 9/28/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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ORDER: The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00 AM. Instructions for accessing the hearing will be posted via notice entry to the docket. Defendant is ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. If any Party wishes to introduce exhibits during the December 10 Zoom hearing, those exhibits must also be posted to the docket by Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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(DUPLICATE OF DOC. # 4 ) ORDER - Plaintiffs' Complaint seeks emergency injunctive relief and requests an immediate hearing (Doc. No. 1 ). The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00AM. Defendant is hereby ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (tcc) Modified on 12/3/2020 (tcc). (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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COMPLAINT with INJ and TRO request for immediate hearing (Filing fee $402, receipt number AGANDC-10438029) filed by Black Voter's Matter Fund, Transformative Justice Coalition, The Rainbow Push Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(rjs) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/commonly-used-forms to obtain Pretrial Instructions and Pretrial Associated Forms which includes the Consent To Proceed Before U.S. Magistrate form. (Entered: 12/02/2020)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

View on PACER

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

RECAP
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COMPLAINT with INJ and TRO request for immediate hearing (Filing fee $402, receipt number AGANDC-10438029) filed by Black Voter's Matter Fund, Transformative Justice Coalition, The Rainbow Push Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(rjs) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/commonly-used-forms to obtain Pretrial Instructions and Pretrial Associated Forms which includes the Consent To Proceed Before U.S. Magistrate form. (Entered: 12/02/2020)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

View on PACER

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

RECAP
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Electronic Summons Issued as to Brad Raffensperger. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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COMPLAINT with INJ and TRO request for immediate hearing (Filing fee $402, receipt number AGANDC-10438029) filed by Black Voter's Matter Fund, Transformative Justice Coalition, The Rainbow Push Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(rjs) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/commonly-used-forms to obtain Pretrial Instructions and Pretrial Associated Forms which includes the Consent To Proceed Before U.S. Magistrate form. (Entered: 12/02/2020)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

View on PACER

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

RECAP
2

Electronic Summons Issued as to Brad Raffensperger. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
3

EIGHTH AMENDMENT TO GENERAL ORDER 20-01 RE: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19 AND RELATED CORONAVIRUS. Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr. on 9/28/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
2

Electronic Summons Issued as to Brad Raffensperger. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
3

EIGHTH AMENDMENT TO GENERAL ORDER 20-01 RE: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19 AND RELATED CORONAVIRUS. Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr. on 9/28/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
4

ORDER: The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00 AM. Instructions for accessing the hearing will be posted via notice entry to the docket. Defendant is ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. If any Party wishes to introduce exhibits during the December 10 Zoom hearing, those exhibits must also be posted to the docket by Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
3

EIGHTH AMENDMENT TO GENERAL ORDER 20-01 RE: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19 AND RELATED CORONAVIRUS. Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr. on 9/28/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
4

ORDER: The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00 AM. Instructions for accessing the hearing will be posted via notice entry to the docket. Defendant is ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. If any Party wishes to introduce exhibits during the December 10 Zoom hearing, those exhibits must also be posted to the docket by Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
5

(DUPLICATE OF DOC. # 4 ) ORDER - Plaintiffs' Complaint seeks emergency injunctive relief and requests an immediate hearing (Doc. No. 1 ). The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00AM. Defendant is hereby ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (tcc) Modified on 12/3/2020 (tcc). (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
4

ORDER: The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00 AM. Instructions for accessing the hearing will be posted via notice entry to the docket. Defendant is ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. If any Party wishes to introduce exhibits during the December 10 Zoom hearing, those exhibits must also be posted to the docket by Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
5

(DUPLICATE OF DOC. # 4 ) ORDER - Plaintiffs' Complaint seeks emergency injunctive relief and requests an immediate hearing (Doc. No. 1 ). The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00AM. Defendant is hereby ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (tcc) Modified on 12/3/2020 (tcc). (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
5

(DUPLICATE OF DOC. # 4 ) ORDER - Plaintiffs' Complaint seeks emergency injunctive relief and requests an immediate hearing (Doc. No. 1 ). The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00AM. Defendant is hereby ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (tcc) Modified on 12/3/2020 (tcc). (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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COMPLAINT with INJ and TRO request for immediate hearing (Filing fee $402, receipt number AGANDC-10438029) filed by Black Voter's Matter Fund, Transformative Justice Coalition, The Rainbow Push Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(rjs) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/commonly-used-forms to obtain Pretrial Instructions and Pretrial Associated Forms which includes the Consent To Proceed Before U.S. Magistrate form. (Entered: 12/02/2020)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

View on PACER

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

RECAP
1

COMPLAINT with INJ and TRO request for immediate hearing (Filing fee $402, receipt number AGANDC-10438029) filed by Black Voter's Matter Fund, Transformative Justice Coalition, The Rainbow Push Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(rjs) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/commonly-used-forms to obtain Pretrial Instructions and Pretrial Associated Forms which includes the Consent To Proceed Before U.S. Magistrate form. (Entered: 12/02/2020)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

View on PACER

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

RECAP
1

COMPLAINT with INJ and TRO request for immediate hearing (Filing fee $402, receipt number AGANDC-10438029) filed by Black Voter's Matter Fund, Transformative Justice Coalition, The Rainbow Push Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(rjs) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/commonly-used-forms to obtain Pretrial Instructions and Pretrial Associated Forms which includes the Consent To Proceed Before U.S. Magistrate form. (Entered: 12/02/2020)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

View on PACER

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

RECAP
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Electronic Summons Issued as to Brad Raffensperger. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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Electronic Summons Issued as to Brad Raffensperger. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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Electronic Summons Issued as to Brad Raffensperger. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
3

EIGHTH AMENDMENT TO GENERAL ORDER 20-01 RE: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19 AND RELATED CORONAVIRUS. Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr. on 9/28/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
3

EIGHTH AMENDMENT TO GENERAL ORDER 20-01 RE: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19 AND RELATED CORONAVIRUS. Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr. on 9/28/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
3

EIGHTH AMENDMENT TO GENERAL ORDER 20-01 RE: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19 AND RELATED CORONAVIRUS. Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr. on 9/28/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
4

ORDER: The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00 AM. Instructions for accessing the hearing will be posted via notice entry to the docket. Defendant is ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. If any Party wishes to introduce exhibits during the December 10 Zoom hearing, those exhibits must also be posted to the docket by Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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ORDER: The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00 AM. Instructions for accessing the hearing will be posted via notice entry to the docket. Defendant is ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. If any Party wishes to introduce exhibits during the December 10 Zoom hearing, those exhibits must also be posted to the docket by Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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ORDER: The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00 AM. Instructions for accessing the hearing will be posted via notice entry to the docket. Defendant is ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. If any Party wishes to introduce exhibits during the December 10 Zoom hearing, those exhibits must also be posted to the docket by Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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(DUPLICATE OF DOC. # 4 ) ORDER - Plaintiffs' Complaint seeks emergency injunctive relief and requests an immediate hearing (Doc. No. 1 ). The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00AM. Defendant is hereby ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (tcc) Modified on 12/3/2020 (tcc). (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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(DUPLICATE OF DOC. # 4 ) ORDER - Plaintiffs' Complaint seeks emergency injunctive relief and requests an immediate hearing (Doc. No. 1 ). The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00AM. Defendant is hereby ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (tcc) Modified on 12/3/2020 (tcc). (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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(DUPLICATE OF DOC. # 4 ) ORDER - Plaintiffs' Complaint seeks emergency injunctive relief and requests an immediate hearing (Doc. No. 1 ). The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00AM. Defendant is hereby ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (tcc) Modified on 12/3/2020 (tcc). (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
1

COMPLAINT with INJ and TRO request for immediate hearing (Filing fee $402, receipt number AGANDC-10438029) filed by Black Voter's Matter Fund, Transformative Justice Coalition, The Rainbow Push Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(rjs) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/commonly-used-forms to obtain Pretrial Instructions and Pretrial Associated Forms which includes the Consent To Proceed Before U.S. Magistrate form. (Entered: 12/02/2020)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

RECAP
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COMPLAINT with INJ and TRO request for immediate hearing (Filing fee $402, receipt number AGANDC-10438029) filed by Black Voter's Matter Fund, Transformative Justice Coalition, The Rainbow Push Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(rjs) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/commonly-used-forms to obtain Pretrial Instructions and Pretrial Associated Forms which includes the Consent To Proceed Before U.S. Magistrate form. (Entered: 12/02/2020)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

RECAP
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Electronic Summons Issued as to Brad Raffensperger. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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COMPLAINT with INJ and TRO request for immediate hearing (Filing fee $402, receipt number AGANDC-10438029) filed by Black Voter's Matter Fund, Transformative Justice Coalition, The Rainbow Push Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(rjs) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/commonly-used-forms to obtain Pretrial Instructions and Pretrial Associated Forms which includes the Consent To Proceed Before U.S. Magistrate form. (Entered: 12/02/2020)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Brad Raffensperger. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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EIGHTH AMENDMENT TO GENERAL ORDER 20-01 RE: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19 AND RELATED CORONAVIRUS. Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr. on 9/28/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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Electronic Summons Issued as to Brad Raffensperger. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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EIGHTH AMENDMENT TO GENERAL ORDER 20-01 RE: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19 AND RELATED CORONAVIRUS. Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr. on 9/28/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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ORDER: The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00 AM. Instructions for accessing the hearing will be posted via notice entry to the docket. Defendant is ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. If any Party wishes to introduce exhibits during the December 10 Zoom hearing, those exhibits must also be posted to the docket by Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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EIGHTH AMENDMENT TO GENERAL ORDER 20-01 RE: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19 AND RELATED CORONAVIRUS. Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr. on 9/28/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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ORDER: The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00 AM. Instructions for accessing the hearing will be posted via notice entry to the docket. Defendant is ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. If any Party wishes to introduce exhibits during the December 10 Zoom hearing, those exhibits must also be posted to the docket by Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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(DUPLICATE OF DOC. # 4 ) ORDER - Plaintiffs' Complaint seeks emergency injunctive relief and requests an immediate hearing (Doc. No. 1 ). The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00AM. Defendant is hereby ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (tcc) Modified on 12/3/2020 (tcc). (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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ORDER: The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00 AM. Instructions for accessing the hearing will be posted via notice entry to the docket. Defendant is ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. If any Party wishes to introduce exhibits during the December 10 Zoom hearing, those exhibits must also be posted to the docket by Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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(DUPLICATE OF DOC. # 4 ) ORDER - Plaintiffs' Complaint seeks emergency injunctive relief and requests an immediate hearing (Doc. No. 1 ). The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00AM. Defendant is hereby ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (tcc) Modified on 12/3/2020 (tcc). (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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(DUPLICATE OF DOC. # 4 ) ORDER - Plaintiffs' Complaint seeks emergency injunctive relief and requests an immediate hearing (Doc. No. 1 ). The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00AM. Defendant is hereby ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (tcc) Modified on 12/3/2020 (tcc). (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
1

COMPLAINT with INJ and TRO request for immediate hearing (Filing fee $402, receipt number AGANDC-10438029) filed by Black Voter's Matter Fund, Transformative Justice Coalition, The Rainbow Push Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(rjs) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/commonly-used-forms to obtain Pretrial Instructions and Pretrial Associated Forms which includes the Consent To Proceed Before U.S. Magistrate form. (Entered: 12/02/2020)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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COMPLAINT with INJ and TRO request for immediate hearing (Filing fee $402, receipt number AGANDC-10438029) filed by Black Voter's Matter Fund, Transformative Justice Coalition, The Rainbow Push Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(rjs) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/commonly-used-forms to obtain Pretrial Instructions and Pretrial Associated Forms which includes the Consent To Proceed Before U.S. Magistrate form. (Entered: 12/02/2020)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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COMPLAINT with INJ and TRO request for immediate hearing (Filing fee $402, receipt number AGANDC-10438029) filed by Black Voter's Matter Fund, Transformative Justice Coalition, The Rainbow Push Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(rjs) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/commonly-used-forms to obtain Pretrial Instructions and Pretrial Associated Forms which includes the Consent To Proceed Before U.S. Magistrate form. (Entered: 12/02/2020)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Brad Raffensperger. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Brad Raffensperger. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Brad Raffensperger. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

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3

EIGHTH AMENDMENT TO GENERAL ORDER 20-01 RE: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19 AND RELATED CORONAVIRUS. Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr. on 9/28/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

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EIGHTH AMENDMENT TO GENERAL ORDER 20-01 RE: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19 AND RELATED CORONAVIRUS. Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr. on 9/28/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

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EIGHTH AMENDMENT TO GENERAL ORDER 20-01 RE: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19 AND RELATED CORONAVIRUS. Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr. on 9/28/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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ORDER: The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00 AM. Instructions for accessing the hearing will be posted via notice entry to the docket. Defendant is ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. If any Party wishes to introduce exhibits during the December 10 Zoom hearing, those exhibits must also be posted to the docket by Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
4

ORDER: The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00 AM. Instructions for accessing the hearing will be posted via notice entry to the docket. Defendant is ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. If any Party wishes to introduce exhibits during the December 10 Zoom hearing, those exhibits must also be posted to the docket by Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
4

ORDER: The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00 AM. Instructions for accessing the hearing will be posted via notice entry to the docket. Defendant is ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. If any Party wishes to introduce exhibits during the December 10 Zoom hearing, those exhibits must also be posted to the docket by Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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(DUPLICATE OF DOC. # 4 ) ORDER - Plaintiffs' Complaint seeks emergency injunctive relief and requests an immediate hearing (Doc. No. 1 ). The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00AM. Defendant is hereby ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (tcc) Modified on 12/3/2020 (tcc). (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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(DUPLICATE OF DOC. # 4 ) ORDER - Plaintiffs' Complaint seeks emergency injunctive relief and requests an immediate hearing (Doc. No. 1 ). The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00AM. Defendant is hereby ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (tcc) Modified on 12/3/2020 (tcc). (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
5

(DUPLICATE OF DOC. # 4 ) ORDER - Plaintiffs' Complaint seeks emergency injunctive relief and requests an immediate hearing (Doc. No. 1 ). The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00AM. Defendant is hereby ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (tcc) Modified on 12/3/2020 (tcc). (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
1

COMPLAINT with INJ and TRO request for immediate hearing (Filing fee $402, receipt number AGANDC-10438029) filed by Black Voter's Matter Fund, Transformative Justice Coalition, The Rainbow Push Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(rjs) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/commonly-used-forms to obtain Pretrial Instructions and Pretrial Associated Forms which includes the Consent To Proceed Before U.S. Magistrate form. (Entered: 12/02/2020)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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Dec. 2, 2020

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COMPLAINT with INJ and TRO request for immediate hearing (Filing fee $402, receipt number AGANDC-10438029) filed by Black Voter's Matter Fund, Transformative Justice Coalition, The Rainbow Push Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(rjs) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/commonly-used-forms to obtain Pretrial Instructions and Pretrial Associated Forms which includes the Consent To Proceed Before U.S. Magistrate form. (Entered: 12/02/2020)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Brad Raffensperger. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

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COMPLAINT with INJ and TRO request for immediate hearing (Filing fee $402, receipt number AGANDC-10438029) filed by Black Voter's Matter Fund, Transformative Justice Coalition, The Rainbow Push Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(rjs) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/commonly-used-forms to obtain Pretrial Instructions and Pretrial Associated Forms which includes the Consent To Proceed Before U.S. Magistrate form. (Entered: 12/02/2020)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Brad Raffensperger. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

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EIGHTH AMENDMENT TO GENERAL ORDER 20-01 RE: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19 AND RELATED CORONAVIRUS. Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr. on 9/28/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Brad Raffensperger. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

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EIGHTH AMENDMENT TO GENERAL ORDER 20-01 RE: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19 AND RELATED CORONAVIRUS. Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr. on 9/28/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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ORDER: The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00 AM. Instructions for accessing the hearing will be posted via notice entry to the docket. Defendant is ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. If any Party wishes to introduce exhibits during the December 10 Zoom hearing, those exhibits must also be posted to the docket by Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
3

EIGHTH AMENDMENT TO GENERAL ORDER 20-01 RE: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19 AND RELATED CORONAVIRUS. Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr. on 9/28/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
4

ORDER: The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00 AM. Instructions for accessing the hearing will be posted via notice entry to the docket. Defendant is ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. If any Party wishes to introduce exhibits during the December 10 Zoom hearing, those exhibits must also be posted to the docket by Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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(DUPLICATE OF DOC. # 4 ) ORDER - Plaintiffs' Complaint seeks emergency injunctive relief and requests an immediate hearing (Doc. No. 1 ). The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00AM. Defendant is hereby ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (tcc) Modified on 12/3/2020 (tcc). (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
4

ORDER: The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00 AM. Instructions for accessing the hearing will be posted via notice entry to the docket. Defendant is ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. If any Party wishes to introduce exhibits during the December 10 Zoom hearing, those exhibits must also be posted to the docket by Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

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(DUPLICATE OF DOC. # 4 ) ORDER - Plaintiffs' Complaint seeks emergency injunctive relief and requests an immediate hearing (Doc. No. 1 ). The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00AM. Defendant is hereby ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (tcc) Modified on 12/3/2020 (tcc). (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
5

(DUPLICATE OF DOC. # 4 ) ORDER - Plaintiffs' Complaint seeks emergency injunctive relief and requests an immediate hearing (Doc. No. 1 ). The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00AM. Defendant is hereby ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (tcc) Modified on 12/3/2020 (tcc). (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
1

COMPLAINT with INJ and TRO request for immediate hearing (Filing fee $402, receipt number AGANDC-10438029) filed by Black Voter's Matter Fund, Transformative Justice Coalition, The Rainbow Push Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(rjs) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/commonly-used-forms to obtain Pretrial Instructions and Pretrial Associated Forms which includes the Consent To Proceed Before U.S. Magistrate form. (Entered: 12/02/2020)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

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COMPLAINT with INJ and TRO request for immediate hearing (Filing fee $402, receipt number AGANDC-10438029) filed by Black Voter's Matter Fund, Transformative Justice Coalition, The Rainbow Push Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(rjs) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/commonly-used-forms to obtain Pretrial Instructions and Pretrial Associated Forms which includes the Consent To Proceed Before U.S. Magistrate form. (Entered: 12/02/2020)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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COMPLAINT with INJ and TRO request for immediate hearing (Filing fee $402, receipt number AGANDC-10438029) filed by Black Voter's Matter Fund, Transformative Justice Coalition, The Rainbow Push Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(rjs) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/commonly-used-forms to obtain Pretrial Instructions and Pretrial Associated Forms which includes the Consent To Proceed Before U.S. Magistrate form. (Entered: 12/02/2020)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Brad Raffensperger. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Brad Raffensperger. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Brad Raffensperger. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

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EIGHTH AMENDMENT TO GENERAL ORDER 20-01 RE: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19 AND RELATED CORONAVIRUS. Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr. on 9/28/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

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EIGHTH AMENDMENT TO GENERAL ORDER 20-01 RE: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19 AND RELATED CORONAVIRUS. Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr. on 9/28/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

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EIGHTH AMENDMENT TO GENERAL ORDER 20-01 RE: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19 AND RELATED CORONAVIRUS. Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr. on 9/28/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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ORDER: The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00 AM. Instructions for accessing the hearing will be posted via notice entry to the docket. Defendant is ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. If any Party wishes to introduce exhibits during the December 10 Zoom hearing, those exhibits must also be posted to the docket by Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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ORDER: The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00 AM. Instructions for accessing the hearing will be posted via notice entry to the docket. Defendant is ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. If any Party wishes to introduce exhibits during the December 10 Zoom hearing, those exhibits must also be posted to the docket by Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

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ORDER: The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00 AM. Instructions for accessing the hearing will be posted via notice entry to the docket. Defendant is ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. If any Party wishes to introduce exhibits during the December 10 Zoom hearing, those exhibits must also be posted to the docket by Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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(DUPLICATE OF DOC. # 4 ) ORDER - Plaintiffs' Complaint seeks emergency injunctive relief and requests an immediate hearing (Doc. No. 1 ). The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00AM. Defendant is hereby ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (tcc) Modified on 12/3/2020 (tcc). (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

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(DUPLICATE OF DOC. # 4 ) ORDER - Plaintiffs' Complaint seeks emergency injunctive relief and requests an immediate hearing (Doc. No. 1 ). The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00AM. Defendant is hereby ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (tcc) Modified on 12/3/2020 (tcc). (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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(DUPLICATE OF DOC. # 4 ) ORDER - Plaintiffs' Complaint seeks emergency injunctive relief and requests an immediate hearing (Doc. No. 1 ). The Court will hold a hearing on Plaintiffs' request via Zoom on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020, at 10:00AM. Defendant is hereby ORDERED to file any brief in opposition by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, at 5:00PM. Signed by Judge Steve C. Jones on 12/2/2020. (tcc) Modified on 12/3/2020 (tcc). (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
1

COMPLAINT with INJ and TRO request for immediate hearing (Filing fee $402, receipt number AGANDC-10438029) filed by Black Voter's Matter Fund, Transformative Justice Coalition, The Rainbow Push Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(rjs) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/commonly-used-forms to obtain Pretrial Instructions and Pretrial Associated Forms which includes the Consent To Proceed Before U.S. Magistrate form. (Entered: 12/02/2020)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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Dec. 2, 2020

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COMPLAINT with INJ and TRO request for immediate hearing (Filing fee $402, receipt number AGANDC-10438029) filed by Black Voter's Matter Fund, Transformative Justice Coalition, The Rainbow Push Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(rjs) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/commonly-used-forms to obtain Pretrial Instructions and Pretrial Associated Forms which includes the Consent To Proceed Before U.S. Magistrate form. (Entered: 12/02/2020)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Brad Raffensperger. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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COMPLAINT with INJ and TRO request for immediate hearing (Filing fee $402, receipt number AGANDC-10438029) filed by Black Voter's Matter Fund, Transformative Justice Coalition, The Rainbow Push Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(rjs) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/commonly-used-forms to obtain Pretrial Instructions and Pretrial Associated Forms which includes the Consent To Proceed Before U.S. Magistrate form. (Entered: 12/02/2020)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Brad Raffensperger. (rjs) (Entered: 12/02/2020)

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Case Details

State / Territory: Georgia

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 2, 2020

Closing Date: April 1, 2021

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Black Voters Matter Fund Transformative Justice Coalition Rainbow Push Coalition Southwest Voter Education Project

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Brad Raffensperger, Georgia Secretary of State, in his official capacity, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

National Voter Registration Act ("Motor Voter law"), 52 U.S.C. § 20501 (previously 42 U.S.C. § 1973gg)

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Non-settlement Outcome

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief denied

Issues

Voting:

Voter registration rules

Voting: General & Misc.

Voting: Physical/Effective Access