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.
Anderson v. Raffensperger
Anderson v. Raffensperger, No. 1:20-cv-03263 (N.D. Ga.)
|Case Summary||The Democratic Party of Georgia, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and three Georgia residents filed suit against several state and local election officials, alleging local election administration policies result in extended waiting times at the polls, deterring citizens from voting. Deputy Secretary of State argues that petitioners had earlier opposed Secretary's legislation that would have required counties to add more polling places, equipment, and/or poll workers if any polling place had a wait time of more than an hour at any point throughout the day.|
|Type of Court||Federal|
|Issue Tag(s)||In-Person Voting COVID Concern (Number/Location of Polling Places)|
|Complaint(s)||08/06/2020: Complaint filed.|
|Dispositive Ruling(s)||10/13/2020: Order/Ruling, The court denied plaintiffs’ preliminary injunction and dismissed the case for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. The court, in a county-by-county analysis, held that the plaintiffs lack standing because they failed to show that long lines are certainly impending in November.|