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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Wood v. Raffensperger


Wood v. Raffensperger, No. 2020CV342959 (Ga. Super. Ct., Fulton Cnty.)

  Case Summary Plaintiff, President of the Georgia Voters Alliance, contends that Georgia officials violated the Election Code and state constitution by accepting a grant from the Center for Tech and Civic Life to help fund the election, by following a consent decree that provided for more scrutiny of absentee ballot signatures and disqualification, and by counting purportedly illegal votes. Plaintiff requests that the court prevent the governor from certifying Georgia's results and instead mandate that any result determined by the Georgia state assembly be the lawful result.
Filed 11/25/2020
State Georgia
Type of Court State
Status Closed ()
Last Updated 12/07/2020
Issue Tag(s) Vote-by-Mail (Claim that Mail Voting Leads to Fraud and/or Vote Dilution, Signature Verification Standards)
Private Funding for Local Election Authorities
Complaint(s) 11/25/2020: Complaint filed.
Dispositive Ruling(s) 12/08/2020: Order/Ruling, The court held that Georgia election law bars naming either the governor or the secretary of state as defendants in an election contest. Since they are the only named defendants, the court dismissed the suit as barred by sovereign immunity.
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