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. Benson


Donald J. Trump for President Inc. v. Benson, No. 1:20-cv-01083 (W.D. Mich.)

  Case Summary Plaintiff, the Trump campaign, alleged that Wayne County and the Secretary of State violated the Michigan Election Code by purportedly not permitting challengers to observe the conduct of the election and the processing of ballots and pre-dating ballots that were not eligible to be counted.
Filed 11/11/2020
State Michigan
Type of Court Federal
Circuit Sixth Circuit
Status Closed
Last Updated 05/13/2021
Issue Tag(s) Vote-by-Mail (Poll Observer Access, Other Vote-by-Mail Issue)
Date defects
Complaint(s) 11/11/2020: Complaint filed.
Dispositive Ruling(s) 11/19/2020: Other, Voluntarily dismissed.
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