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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Pearson v. Kemp

Closed

Pearson v. Kemp, No. 1:20-cv-04809-TCB (N.D. Ga.)

  Case Summary Plaintiffs, Georgia voters, allege that election software and hardware from Dominion Voting Systems, which was purportedly developed by Venezuelans to manipulate votes in favor of Hugo Chavez, led to a fraudulent ballot-stuffing campaign in Forsyth, Spalding, Cherokee, Hall, and Barrow Counties. Plaintiffs allege that the state's use of Dominion violated the Election Code and the Fourteenth Amendment by processing "defective" ballots and seek as remedy an injunction against transmitting Georgia's certified results.
Filed 11/25/2020
State Georgia
Type of Court Federal
Circuit Eleventh Circuit
Status Closed ()
Last Updated 12/09/2020
Issue Tag(s) Vote-by-Mail (Claim that Mail Voting Leads to Fraud and/or Vote Dilution)
Complaint(s) 11/25/2020: Complaint filed.
Dispositive Ruling(s) 12/07/2020: Order/Ruling, In a minute order on the record, Judge Batten ruled that: "The relief that the plaintiffs seek this court cannot grant - they ask the court to order the secretary of state to decertify the election results as if such a mechanism even exists, and I find that it does not."
12/07/2020: Order/Ruling, In a minute order on the record, Judge Batten ruled that: "The relief that the plaintiffs seek this court cannot grant - they ask the court to order the secretary of state to decertify the election results as if such a mechanism even exists, and I find that it does not."

Pearson v. Kemp, No. 20-14480 (11th Cir.)

  Case Summary Petition for permission to appeal.
Filed 12/04/2020
State Georgia
Type of Court Federal
Circuit Eleventh Circuit
Status Closed ()
Last Updated 01/12/2021
Issue Tag(s) Vote-by-Mail (Claim that Mail Voting Leads to Fraud and/or Vote Dilution)
Dispositive Ruling(s) 12/04/2020: Appellant Brief
12/04/2020: Order/Ruling, The Eleventh Circuit dismissed the appeal for lack of jurisdiction and allowed the proceedings to continue in the district court. The panel found that, instead of waiting for an imminent appealable order, appellants appeal the district court's emergency temporary restraining order.
12/08/2020: Appellant Brief, Notice of appeal from the district court ruling.

In Re Coreco Ja'Qan Pearson, No. 20-816 (Sup. Ct.)

  Case Summary Petition for cert from the Dec. 7 circuit court ruling.
Filed 12/11/2020
State Georgia
Type of Court Federal
Circuit US Supreme Court
Status Closed ()
Last Updated 01/19/2021
Issue Tag(s) Vote-by-Mail (Claim that Mail Voting Leads to Fraud and/or Vote Dilution)
Dispositive Ruling(s) 12/11/2020: Appellant Brief
01/11/2021: Order/Ruling, The Court denied petitioners' motion to expedite consideration of the petition for a writ of mandamus.
01/19/2021: Other, Joint stipulation to dismiss
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