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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Trump v. Evers


Trump v. Evers, No. 2020AP1971-OA (Wis. Sup. Ct.)

  Case Summary Petitioners, President Trump and Vice President Pence, seek to void Wisconsin's election certification. Petitioners ask the court to reject early in-person absentee votes in Milwaukee and Dane counties, where the ballot envelope contains a voter certification and application. Petitioners also allege violations of the election code with respect to "indefinitely confined" voters having different ID requirements, election workers allegedly filling in missing voter information, and pre-Election Day "Democracy in the Park" initiatives.
Filed 12/01/2020
State Wisconsin
Type of Court State
Status Closed ()
Last Updated 12/05/2020
Issue Tag(s) Vote-by-Mail (Claim that Mail Voting Leads to Fraud and/or Vote Dilution, Notice/Cure for Mismatches Missing Signature or Mistakes)
In-Person Voting COVID Concern (Early Voting Availability/Dates)
Complaint(s) 12/01/2020: Complaint filed.
Dispositive Ruling(s) 12/03/2020: Order/Ruling, Petition for leave to commence an original action is denied. Judge Hagedorn, concurring, specifies that Wisconsin law requires that challenges to election results be brought to the circuit court.
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