University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Jorgensen v. Dunlap"
Date Sep 5, 2020
Author COVID-Related Election Litigation Tracker
External Link https://healthyelections-case-tracker.stanford.edu/detail?id=172
Abstract Plaintiff is the Libertarian Party of Maine candidate for U.S. President in the Nov. 2020 election and seeks to challenge the Maine's petition signature requirements for independent candidates in light of the difficulty created by the COVID-19 crisis to obtain such signatures. Defendant is the Secretary of State of Maine and is charged with enforcing and administering Maine election laws, including the petition signature requirements for independent candidates for the 2020 general election. Plaintiff brings claims for declaratory and injunctive relief to reduce the petition signature requirement from 4,000 to 2,000, because of the difficulty created by the COVID-19 crisis. Plaintiff also asks the Court to enter a judgment declaring that the Maine's petition signature requirements as written violate the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution as applied to independent candidates during this particular election.
Source Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project


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