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Healthy Elections COVID litigation tracker

For the 2020 election, the Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project compiled a database tracking election law cases arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic--over 400 cases in more than 44 states.

The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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1 De La Fuente v. Hobbs
2:20-cv-01276 (D. Ariz.)
Filed 06/29/2020 - Closed 2020
Secretary of State of Arizona
Arizona
Election/Voting Rights
VR-AZ-0059
Maricopa County
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
2 Arizona Democratic Party v. Hobbs
2:20-cv-01143 (D. Ariz.)
Filed 06/10/2020 - Case Ongoing
Arizona Secretary of State
Arizona
Election/Voting Rights
VR-AZ-0057
Maricopa County
Coding In Process
COVID-19 Summary: This lawsuit, initially tracked by being tracked by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project, was filed on June 10, 2020 by the Arizona Democratic Party, the Democratic National Committee, and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee seeking a modification ... [view]
3 Alaska Libertarian Party v. Fenumiai
3:20-cv-00127 (D. Alaska)
Filed 06/03/2020 - Closed 2020
Alaska Director of Elections
Alaska
Election/Voting Rights
VR-AK-0012
Juneau City and Borough
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This action, initially being tracked by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project, was filed on June 3, 2020 by the Alaska Libertarian Party, seeking lowered signature requirements to appear on the ballot for the 2020 Presidential Election. The court issued an ... [view]
4 Republican National Committee v. Newsom
2:20-cv-01055 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 05/24/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of California
Election/Voting Rights
VR-CA-0168
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is an action seeking to enjoin California from enforcing EO N-64-20, which allowed Californians to vote by mail in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. No outcome yet.
On May 24, 2020, the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and the California Republican Party filed this action in ... [view]
5 The New Georgia Project v. Raffensperger
1:20-cv-01986 (N.D. Ga.)
Filed 05/08/2020 - Case Ongoing
Georgia Secretary of State
Election/Voting Rights
VR-GA-0169
Coding Complete
NOTE: This case is being tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. So for more current information, see their tracker. COVID-19 summary: On May 8, 2020, two voters and a non-profit organization sued the Georgia Secretary of State, the ... [view]
6 Gottlieb v. Lamont
3:20-cv-00623 (D. Conn.)
Filed 05/06/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Connecticut
Election/Voting Rights
VR-CT-0018
Coding Complete
NOTE: This case is being tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. So for more current information, see their tracker. COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action seeking to enjoin certain Connecticut voting laws in light of the COVID-19 ... [view]
7 People First of Alabama v. Merrill
2:20-cv-00619-AKK (N.D. Ala.)
Filed 05/01/2020 - Case Ongoing
Secretary of State of Alabama
Election/Voting Rights
VR-AL-0268
Coding Complete
NOTE: This case is being tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. So for more current information, see their tracker. COVID-19 Summary: This lawsuit was filed by Alabama voters to temporarily enjoin Alabama’s voting law provisions ... [view]
8 Whitfield v. Thurston
4:20-cv-00466 (E.D. Ark.)
Filed 04/29/2020 - Case Ongoing
Secretary of State for the State of Arkansas
State of Arkansas
Election/Voting Rights
VR-AR-0194
Coding In Process
COVID-19 Summary: This case, initially being tracked by the Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project, was filed by two independent candidates for public office, seeking various changes to Arkansas’ ballot access provisions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 24, 2020, the ... [view]
9 Miller v. Thurston
5:20-cv-05070 (W.D. Ark.)
Filed 04/22/2020 - Case Ongoing
Secretary of State for the State of Arkansas
State of Arkansas
Election/Voting Rights
VR-AR-0196
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
10 Richardson v. Trump
1:20-cv-02262-EGS (D.D.C.)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Election/Voting Rights
VR-DC-1173
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
11 Yazzie v. Hobbs
3:20-cv-08222-GMS (D. Ariz.)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Election/Voting Rights
VR-AZ-0061
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
12 Gallagher v. Newsom
CVCS20-0000912 (State Court)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Election/Voting Rights
VR-CA-0175
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
13 Connecticut State Conference of NAACP Branches v. Merrill
3:20-cv-00909 (D. Conn.)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Election/Voting Rights
VR-CT-0019
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
14 Fay v. Merrill
SC20477 (State Court)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Election/Voting Rights
VR-CT-0020
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
15 Cook County Republican Party v. Pritzker
1:20-cv-04676 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Election/Voting Rights
VR-IL-0135
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
16 Fight for Nevada v. Cegavske
2:20-cv-00837 (D. Nev.)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Election/Voting Rights
VR-NV-0029
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
17 Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials v. Gwinnett County Board of Registration and Elections
1:20-cv-01587 (N.D. Ga.)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Election/Voting Rights
VR-GA-0173
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
18 De Jean v. Nago
1:20-cv-00280 (D. Haw.)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Election/Voting Rights
VR-HI-0005
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
19 State of Washington v. Trump
1:20-cv-03127 (E.D. Wash.)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Election/Voting Rights
VR-WA-0032
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
20 Arctic Village Council v. Meyer
3AN-20-07858Cl (State Court)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Election/Voting Rights
VR-AK-0013
Coding In Process
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 October 15, 2020,
[Plaintiffs argue that the notarization/witness requirement for
... [view]
21 Bertrand v. Woodbury County
03971 CVCV191798 (State Court)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Election/Voting Rights
VR-IA-0006
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
22 RNC v. Miller
06571 EQCV095986 (State Court)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Election/Voting Rights
VR-IA-0010
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
23 Sterne v. Adams
20-CI-00538 (State Court)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Election/Voting Rights
VR-KY-0011
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
24 Merrill v. Dunlap
1:20-cv-00248 (D. Me.)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Election/Voting Rights
VR-ME-0020
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
25 Disability Law Center of Alaska v. Meyer
3:20-cv-00173 (D. Alaska)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
Lieutenant Governor of Alaska
Alaska
Election/Voting Rights
VR-AK-0014
Juneau City and Borough
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
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