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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Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. v. Kathy Boockvar, et al.


Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. v. Kathy Boockvar, et al., No. 602 MD 2020 (Pa. Comm. Ct.)

  Case Summary Petitioners, the Trump campaign and RNC, sought injunctive relief to prohibit the Respondent, the Pennsylvania Secretary of State, from allowing absentee and mail-in voters to provide proof of ID by November 12, 2020, which Petitioners claimed violates the Pennsylvania Election Code. Petitioners also sought injunctive relief to prohibit the Respondents from counting any absentee and mail-in ballots of voters whose proof of identification was not received and verified by November 9, 2020.
Filed 11/04/2020
State Pennsylvania
Type of Court State
Status Closed
Last Updated 05/13/2021
Issue Tag(s) Vote-by-Mail (Failure to Include ID/Documentation)
Complaint(s) 11/04/2020: Complaint filed.
Dispositive Ruling(s) 11/12/2020: Order/Ruling, The court held that the Secretary of State did not have authority to extend the proof of ID period by three days, and granted an injunction against counting ballots that had followed those guidelines.
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