COVID-Related Election Litigation Tracker

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This database consolidates and tracks litigation concerning the effect of the pandemic on election law. The purpose of this tool is to provide an interactive list of relevant cases that can be searched by issue, court, status, and jurisdiction.

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Manning v. Rogers


Manning v. Rogers, No. MA-118774 (Okla. S. Ct.)

  Case Summary Facts/claims: Secretary of State has delayed signature counting and verification for a State Question (law prohibiting extreme sentencing) due to COVID-19 related difficulties. Court agreed and directed Secretary of State to begin signature count to consider petition.
Filed 05/07/2020
State Oklahoma
Type of Court State
Status Closed ()
Last Updated 09/05/2020
Issue Tag(s) In-Person Voting COVID Concern (Other In-Person Voting Issue)
Petition Signature Requirement (Other Petition Signature Requirement Issue)
Whether COVID19 can be used to delay signature verification/count to determine if a petition meets threshold
Dispositive Ruling(s) 05/07/2020: Petition
05/07/2020: Appellant Brief
05/26/2020: Order/Ruling, Supreme Court of Oklahoma ruled in favor of petitioners/proponent in this case. They issued a Writ of Mandamus requiring the respondent to accept for filing the petitions in question within 10 calendar days of the order. Petition Granted because the Court finds Respondent has not established the signature-counting process cannot be performed in an efficient manner. The Supreme Court assumed original jurisdiction.
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