University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Garcia v. Griswold"
Date Sep 16, 2020
Author Healthy Elections Project
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Abstract Plaintiffs Garcia and her campaign organization filed a complaint to place Garcia on the 2020 Democratic Primary ballot as a candidate for US Senate. Defendant Secretary of State determined that plaintiff had collected 89.5% of the required number of valid signatures. Plaintiff alleged that the State's application of strict compliance to ballot access rules violates the First and Fourteenth Amendment. She sought a declaration that the Colorado Revised Statute ยง 1-4-801 et seq. unconstitutional as applied to plaintiffs during this election cycle, a TRO precluding the Secretary from certifying the ballot until Garcia's claims were heard (or in the alternative, certify the ballot with Garcia's name included), a declaration that petitions submitted by Garcia were sufficient, and an order requiring the Secretary of State to certify Garcia to the ballot.
Source Healthy Elections Project

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