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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Cook County Republican Party v. Pritzker


Cook County Republican Party v. Pritzker, No. 1:20-cv-04676 (N.D. Ill.)

  Case Summary Republican Party brought suit challenging Illinois' law SB 1863 which mails a mail-in ballot to every voter who voted in elections in the past 2 years. Plaintiffs allege lead to fraudulent votes being counted, ballots being collected by partisan political operatives who will not turn them in (voter disenfranchisement), and violate voting secrecy.
Filed 08/10/2020
State Illinois
Type of Court Federal
Circuit Seventh Circuit
Status Closed ()
Last Updated 10/18/2020
Issue Tag(s) Vote-by-Mail (Signature Verification Standards, Notice/Cure for Mismatches Missing Signature or Mistakes, Claim that Mail Voting Leads to Fraud and/or Vote Dilution)
Complaint(s) 08/10/2020: Complaint filed.
Dispositive Ruling(s) 09/17/2020: Order/Ruling, The court found that the alleged fraud posed by absentee ballots does not present a substantial harm to plaintiffs. The court denied the injunction.
09/23/2020: Other, Plaintiffs request case be dismissed due to lack of response from opposing parties to serve an answer or a motion for summary judgment and because ballots were due to be mailed to voters imminently.
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