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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Braun v. Simon


Braun v. Simon, None

  Case Summary Contestants, Minnesota voters, challenge the reuslts of Minnesota's general election. They allege statutory violations and irregularities in the post-election review process, which they claim also violated the Due Process clause. They also claim that the suspension of the witness requirement for absentee ballots violated state seperation of powers and violated the Equal Protection Clause. Contestants seek guarding and inspection of all the absentee ballots and related election materials.
Filed 12/01/2020
State Minnesota
Type of Court State
Status Active
Last Updated 12/13/2020
Issue Tag(s) Vote-by-Mail (Witness and/or Notary Requirement, Poll Observer Access)
Authority To Act (State Separation of Powers)
Dispositive Ruling(s) 12/01/2020: Other
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