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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Feehan v. Wisconsin Elections Commission

Closed

Feehan v. Wisconsin Elections Commission, No. 2:20-cv-1771 (E.D. Wis.)

  Case Summary Plaintiff, a Republican presidential elector for the state of Wisconsin, alleges that the Wisconsin Elections Commission violated the Election Code. Plaintiff alleges that defendant used the Dominion voting system; directed clerks not to remove individuals from the list of those who registered as confined to home; permitted ballot certificates without addresses; and, on October 19, directed clerks to fill in missing ballot information. Plaintiff asserts that defendant's actions violate the Elections and Electors Clauses, and that the election results must either be de-certified or certified for Trump.
Filed 12/01/2020
State Wisconsin
Type of Court Federal
Circuit Seventh Circuit
Status Closed ()
Last Updated 12/03/2020
Issue Tag(s) Vote-by-Mail (Claim that Mail Voting Leads to Fraud and/or Vote Dilution)
Authority To Act (Elections Clause, Electors Clause)
Complaint(s) 12/01/2020: Complaint filed.
Dispositive Ruling(s) 12/09/2020: Order/Ruling, The court held that it lacked the jurisdiction to grant the relief the remaining plaintiff seeks : "federal judges do not appoint the president in this country." Primarily, the court held that the plaintiff lacked Article III standing to sue in federal court over a state election claim. But the court went on to dismiss the claims on the additional basis of mootness.

In Re William Feehan, No. 20-859 (S. Ct.)

Filed 12/15/2020
State Wisconsin
Type of Court Federal
Circuit US Supreme Court
Status Closed
Last Updated 03/05/2021
Issue Tag(s) Vote-by-Mail (Claim that Mail Voting Leads to Fraud and/or Vote Dilution)
Authority To Act (Electors Clause, Elections Clause)
Dispositive Ruling(s) 12/15/2020: Appellant Brief
03/01/2021: Order/Ruling
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