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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Alliance Party v. Virginia State Board of Elections


Alliance Party v. Virginia State Board of Elections, No. 1:20-cv-00774 (E.D. Va.)

  Case Summary Third party and its candidate for president sued Virginia Board of Elections seeking to modify in-person signature collection requirements in light of COVID-19. Also seek to modify the requirement that electors for 3rd party candidates need to be named on the petition before signatures are collected. Plaintiffs seek to reduce the number of required signatures from 5000 to 2000 or, alternatively, to accept a filing fee in lieu of signatures. Causes of action include violation of First Amendment and violation of Equal Protection clause.
Filed 07/09/2020
State Virginia
Type of Court Federal
Circuit Fourth Circuit
Status Active
Last Updated 03/13/2021
Issue Tag(s) Petition Signature Requirement (E-signatures)
--Requirement to name electors in advance and prohibition of replacing electors who withdraw
Complaint(s) 07/09/2020: Complaint filed.
Dispositive Ruling(s) 10/14/2020: Order/Ruling, Plaintiff failed to show cause within twenty (20) days of the last court order.
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