Resource: Nemes v. Bensinger

By: COVID-Related Election Litigation Tracker

September 1, 2020

Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project

After Kentucky legislators gave election officials greater flexibility to change the state’s voting laws, the election officials (Board of Elections, Governor, Secretary of State) submitted plans to curtail in-person voting, including having one polling location in the state’s largest counties. Two of these counties have 60% of the state’s Black voters. This class action complaint, filed by Republican state representatives and voters, seeks inductive and declaratory relief in the form of expanded in-person voting precincts.