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. Hobbs


Donald J. Trump for President Inc. v. Hobbs, No. CV2020-014248

  Case Summary Donald J. Trump for President brought suit against Secretary of State Hobbs and Maricopa County Recorder Fontes alleging that qualified voters who cast their ballots in person on election day had their ballots improperly disqualified as an "overvote" without additional adjudication or review. Plaintiff alleged violations of multiple clauses of the AZ constitution including equal protection and equal access to elections, as well as various election related statutes including ARS 16-611. The complaint included declarations from six voters. Plaintiffs sought an injunction prohibiting canvassing until these over votes are permitted to be reviewed and adjudicated.
Filed 11/07/2020
State Arizona
Type of Court State
Status Closed
Last Updated 05/13/2021
Issue Tag(s) Authority To Act (Elections Clause, Electors Clause)
Complaint(s) 11/07/2020: Complaint filed.
Dispositive Ruling(s) 11/13/2020: Order/Ruling, The court dismissed the Plaintiffs’ claims with prejudice as moot.
11/16/2020: Order/Ruling, Case dismissed as moot. Ballot totals at issue would not impact election outcome.
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