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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Law v. Whitmer

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Law v. Whitmer, No. 10 OC 00163 1B (Nev. Dist. Ct., Carson City)

  Case Summary Plaintiffs, presidential electors for Donald Trump for the state of Nevada, allege widespread electronic voting systems malfunctions both due to the Agilis machine and generally across the country. Plaintiffs also allege that voting drives in Nevada to encourage Native Americans to vote depicted Biden-Harris promotional material and that any such resulting votes should be invalidated. Plaintiffs allege that the Agilis machine, which was used to verify signatures in Clark County but not other Nevada counties, resulted in an equal protection violation. Plaintiffs seek, as relief, that Donald Trump be certified the winner of Nevada.
Filed 11/17/2020
State Nevada
Type of Court State
Status Active
Last Updated 12/05/2020
Issue Tag(s) Vote-by-Mail (Signature Verification Standards, Restriction on Assistance or Collection of Mail Ballots for Return)
Challenge to Voting Machinery/Hardware/Software
Complaint(s) 11/17/2020: Complaint filed.
Dispositive Ruling(s) 12/04/2020: Order/Ruling, The court turned to the doctrine of issue preclusion, since the issues raised are identical to those already litigated before and decided by this same court in Kraus v. Cegavske and plaintiffs here are in privity with the Kraus parties. Nevertheless, the court went on to rule on the merits that there was no proof of machine malfunctions, improper votes, election board malfeasance, or vote manipulation. The court dismissed the case with prejudice.

Law v. Whitmer, No. 82178 (Nev. Sup. Ct.)

  Case Summary Appeal from the district court's dismissal.
Filed 12/04/2020
State Nevada
Type of Court State
Status Active
Last Updated 12/17/2020
Issue Tag(s) Vote-by-Mail (Signature Verification Standards)
Challenge to Voting Machinery/Hardware/Software
Dispositive Ruling(s) 12/04/2020: Appellant Brief
12/08/2020: Order/Ruling, The Nevada Supreme Court affirmed the case's dismissal. It held that appellants pointed to no errors of law in the district court's ruling. It also held that, even if there were a lesser standard for the burden of proof, appellants would fail to meet it.
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