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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Pirkle v. Wolf


Pirkle v. Wolf, No. 4:20-cv-02088-MWB (M.D. Penn.)

  Case Summary Plaintiffs, Pennsylvania voters, cited the complaint in Trump v. Boockvar and promised forthcoming data-backed analysis to allege that several counties violated voters' Fourteenth Amendment rights by counting "illegal votes." As a remedy, plaintiffs sought to bar results from those counties, including Philadelphia county, in the tabulation of the state's final vote count.
Filed 11/10/2020
State Pennsylvania
Type of Court Federal
Circuit Third Circuit
Status Closed
Last Updated 05/13/2021
Issue Tag(s) Vote-by-Mail (Signature Verification Standards, Poll Observer Access)
In-Person Voting COVID Concern (ID/Documentation Requirements)
Complaint(s) 11/10/2020: Complaint filed.
Dispositive Ruling(s) 11/16/2020: Order/Ruling, Voluntarily dismissed.
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