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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LWV Minn. Educ. Fund v. Simon


LWV Minn. Educ. Fund v. Simon, No. 0:20-cv-01205 (D. Minn.)

  Case Summary The Complaint seeks to invalidate Minn. Stat. § 203B.07, Minn. Stat. § 204B.45 and regulations implementing these statutes that require voters to obtain a witness signature when completing an absentee ballot or mail ballot. The Complaint alleges these statutes and regulations as applied to elections during the COVID-19 pandemic violate the First and Fourteenth Amendment of the US Contitution. The Complaint seeks an injunction against the defendant (Minnesota Secretary of State) from enforcing these statutes and regulations in the upcoming elections during the pandemic.
Filed 05/19/2020
State Minnesota
Type of Court Federal
Circuit Eighth Circuit
Status Active
Last Updated 12/20/2020
Issue Tag(s) Vote-by-Mail (Witness and/or Notary Requirement)
Complaint(s) 05/19/2020: Complaint filed.
Dispositive Ruling(s) 11/09/2020: Order/Ruling, The court denied the request for a preliminary injunction as moot, without a written order or opinion.
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