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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Election Integrity Project of Nev. v. Nevada

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Election Integrity Project of Nev. v. Nevada, No. A-20-820510-C (Nev. Dist. Ct., Clark Cnty.)

  Case Summary The Election Integrity Project of Nevada and an individual voter and former state legislator sued the State of Nevada and its secretary of state, challenging newly enacted legislation (“AB4”), which plaintiffs allege ((2) requires that absentee ballots be mailed to all active registered voters, require acceptance of otherwise valid mailed ballots lacking a postmark if they are received by 5:00 p.m. on the 3rd day after election day; (3) determines the number of in-person polling places for early and day-of-election voting based on a county’s population; (4) allows counting of mailed ballots to commence 15 days before election day; (5) fails to prescribe strict standards for the processing and counting of mail ballots, including signature matching; and (6) allows voters with disabilities to avail themselves of assistance in completing and delivering their ballots.
Filed 09/01/2020
State Nevada
Type of Court State
Status Closed ()
Last Updated 10/18/2020
Issue Tag(s) Vote-by-Mail (Claim that Mail Voting Leads to Fraud and/or Vote Dilution)
Complaint(s) 09/01/2020: Complaint filed.
Dispositive Ruling(s) 11/16/2020: Other, Plaintiffs move for an emergency permanent injunction to stop election certification, arguing that a state law, which allowed voters to travel from one vote center to another rather than voting where they are registered, was unconstitutional.
09/17/2020: Order/Ruling, Court denied preliminary injunction.
09/28/2020: Order/Ruling, Court denied preliminary injunction. Plaintiff alleged new Nevada statute AB4 increased likelihood of voter fraud. The court found that plaintiffs presented insufficient evidence to demonstrate harm and insufficient evidence to indicate a probablity of success on the merits.
11/16/2020: Other, Plaintiffs move for an emergency permanent injunction to stop election certification, arguing that a state law, which allowed voters to travel from one vote center to another rather than voting where they are registered, was unconstitutional.

Election Integrity Project of Nev. v. Nevada, No. 81847 (Nev. Sup. Ct.)

  Case Summary Petitioners filed an emergency petition for writ of mandamus to the Supreme Court of Nevada challenging a district court order denying an order for preliminary injunction against the mailing of ballots to all active registered voters.
Filed 09/25/2020
State Nevada
Type of Court State
Status Closed ()
Last Updated 10/16/2020
Issue Tag(s) Vote-by-Mail (Claim that Mail Voting Leads to Fraud and/or Vote Dilution)
Complaint(s) 09/25/2020: Complaint filed.
Dispositive Ruling(s) 10/07/2020: Order/Ruling, The Supreme Court of Nevada held that the District Court had properly concluded that petitioners failed to make a prima facie showing through substantial evidence that they were entitled to a preliminary injunction.
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