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Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

“Voting is an essential right and expanding access to the ballot is not only in line with our values, it is good for our democracy. While President Trump’s baseless and disproven claims of voter fraud embolden Republican voter suppression efforts, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has made a joint investment of over $10 million with the DSCC to remove barriers to the ballot for Americans across this country. We are in this fight, and we plan to win.”

– DCCC Chairwoman, Cheri Bustos

North Carolina Cure Guidance

DSCC v. North Carolina State Board of Elections

On behalf of the North Carolina Democratic Party, DSCC and DCCC, we challenged North Carolina’s directive that will reject mail ballots for any error with the Witness Requirement without providing voters with an opportunity to cure.

Montana Vote by Mail Intervention

Donald J. Trump for President Inc. v. Bullock

On behalf of the DSCC, DCCC and Montana Democratic Party, we filled a motion to intervene in the GOP’s lawsuit against Montana. The lawsuit challenged the Governor Bullock’s directive that gave counties the choice to conduct the November election entirely by mail due to the pandemic.

Iowa County Absentee Ballot Requests

DSCC v. Pate

On behalf of the DSCC, DCCC and Iowa Democratic Party, we sued the Iowa Secretary of State over a Directive that would invalidate pre-filled absentee ballot requests, including at least 64,000 signed forms that were already unlawfully rejected. We asked the court to require the Secretary to allow all county auditors to send out and accept pre-filled absentee ballot requests.

Illinois Vote by Mail Intervention

Cook County Republican Party v. Pritzker

We filed to intervene on behalf of the DCCC on the side of defendants. The Republican lawsuit challenged Illinois’ new legislation that would allow more people to vote by mail, expand early voting hours, improve the signature verification process and make Election Day a state holiday.

New Jersey Vote by Mail Intervention

Donald J. Trump for President v. Murphy

On behalf of the DCCC, we filed to intervene in the lawsuit filed by the Trump Campaign, RNC and New Jersey Republican State Committee against New Jersey. The lawsuit challenges the Governor’s plan to run a primarily all-mail general election in light of COVID-19.

Montana Green Party Intervention

Davis v. Stapleton

Green Party candidates and voters sued the Secretary of State to be added to the ballot after our Montana Green Party case succeeded in challenging the misleading petition secretly funded by the Montana Republican Party. We successfully intervened on behalf of the DSCC, DCCC and Montana Democratic Party in the case and the court denied Plaintiffs’ Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction.

Democratic National Committee

Wisconsin COVID-19 Election Relief

DNC v. Bostelmann

Challenging four Wisconsin laws which, in light of the unprecedented crisis caused by the coronavirus, severely burden Wisconsin voters’ right to vote. Wisconsin’s current electronic and by-mail registration deadline requires that copies of proof of residence and voter ID accompany electronic and by-mail voter registration and absentee applications and require that absentee ballots be received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day to be counted. A district court granted our PI, extending the registration and receipt deadline.

Nevada RNC Intervention

Donald J. Trump for President v. Cegavske

Republicans and the Trump campaign challenged Nevada’s election bill enacted in response to our Four Pillars litigation. The bill legalized ballot collection, adopted a new standard and more generous cure options for signature match, required polling locations on Nevada’s reservations, and many other voting rights expansions necessary for the 2020 general election. On behalf of the DNC, DCCC and Nevada State Democratic Party, we intervened on the side of the defendants.

South Carolina COVID-19 Election Relief

Middleton v. Andino

On behalf of individual voters, the South Carolina Democratic Party, the DNC and the DCCC, we challenged South Carolina’s vote by mail restrictions. The state requires a witness signature on absentee ballots, does not provide pre-paid postage, and has an Election Day cut-off of not counting ballots received after 7:00 PM on Election Day. South Carolina also makes it a felony for a candidate or paid campaign staff to assist voters with returning their voted absentee ballots to elections officials. These voting hurdles, especially during the unprecedented public health crisis caused by COVID-19, disenfranchises voters in South Carolina and particularly burdens African American voters. As part of the lawsuit, South Carolina agreed to provide prepaid postage to all absentee voters in November 2020, likely saving voters over $1 million on postage in November.

Nevada COVID-19 Election Relief

Corona v. Cegavske

We sued on behalf of individual plaintiffs, the Nevada State Democratic Party, the DNC, the DCCC and Priorities USA ahead of the June 2020 Nevada Primary Election. The Nevada Secretary of State announced this primary would be all-mail, closing every polling location except for one in each county. This plan will leave too many Nevadans without a meaningful ability to vote, as it excludes qualified voters with “inactive” status and exacerbates existing problems with Nevada’s election laws such as a ballot collection ban and signature matching rules. We voluntarily dismissed the case after the legislature responded to our litigation with a bill that addressed 100% of our case claims.

Nevada Vote by Mail Federal Intervention

Paher v. Cegavske

We successfully intervened as defendants on behalf of the Nevada State Democratic Party, DNC, DCCC, Priorities and an individual voter. Plaintiffs in this federal case are attempting to shut down the Nevada Secretary’s move to an all-mail election due to the unprecedented public health crisis caused by COVID-19. We intervened to support the Secretary’s decision to designate this an all-mail election, while still noting that the Secretary’s policy does not go far enough to protect all Nevada voters by referencing our Nevada four pillars case.

Florida Ballot Order

Jacobson v. Lee

Constitutional challenge to Florida’s ballot order statute, which requires that candidates of the political party of the Governor be listed first on the ballot in all elections. Expert analysis shows that the first listed candidate on the ballot receives a certain percentage of additional votes solely due to position, and in Florida, Republican Party candidates receive a 5.35 percentage point average advantage in elections in the State. We contend that the statute unduly burdens the right to vote in violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments and treats similarly situated candidates differently without sufficient justification, in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

North Carolina Cure Guidance

DSCC v. North Carolina State Board of Elections

On behalf of the North Carolina Democratic Party, DSCC and DCCC, we challenged North Carolina’s directive that will reject mail ballots for any error with the Witness Requirement without providing voters with an opportunity to cure.

Montana Vote by Mail Intervention

Donald J. Trump for President Inc. v. Bullock

On behalf of the DSCC, DCCC and Montana Democratic Party, we filled a motion to intervene in the GOP’s lawsuit against Montana. The lawsuit challenged the Governor Bullock’s directive that gave counties the choice to conduct the November election entirely by mail due to the pandemic.

Iowa County Absentee Ballot Requests

DSCC v. Pate

On behalf of the DSCC, DCCC and Iowa Democratic Party, we sued the Iowa Secretary of State over a Directive that would invalidate pre-filled absentee ballot requests, including at least 64,000 signed forms that were already unlawfully rejected. We asked the court to require the Secretary to allow all county auditors to send out and accept pre-filled absentee ballot requests.

Montana Green Party Intervention

Davis v. Stapleton

Green Party candidates and voters sued the Secretary of State to be added to the ballot after our Montana Green Party case succeeded in challenging the misleading petition secretly funded by the Montana Republican Party. We successfully intervened on behalf of the DSCC, DCCC and Montana Democratic Party in the case and the court denied Plaintiffs’ Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction.

Nevada RNC Intervention

Donald J. Trump for President v. Cegavske

Republicans and the Trump campaign challenged Nevada’s election bill enacted in response to our Four Pillars litigation. The bill legalized ballot collection, adopted a new standard and more generous cure options for signature match, required polling locations on Nevada’s reservations, and many other voting rights expansions necessary for the 2020 general election. On behalf of the DNC, DCCC and Nevada State Democratic Party, we intervened on the side of the defendants.

Georgia Long Lines

Anderson v. Raffensperger

We sued Georgia’s Secretary of State, members of the Georgia State Election Board and all the County Board of Registration and Elections members over their persistent closure and consolidation of polling locations leading to long lines. On behalf of the DSCC and the Democratic Party of Georgia, we asked the court to require that Georgia provide a sufficient number and equitable distribution of polling places and other election resources to prevent long lines on Election Day.

Priorities USA

Pennsylvania Vote by Mail Intervention

Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. v. Boockvar

The Trump campaign filed a lawsuit against the Secretary of State and all county boards of elections in Pennsylvania. The lawsuit seeks to stop counties from allowing voters to submit ballots in drop boxes and counting absentee ballots that are not in a secrecy envelope or that have markings revealing the voter’s identity, political affiliation or candidate preference. Their lawsuit also seeks to permit poll watchers in all polling locations regardless of their county of residence. On behalf of Priorities USA and the Pennsylvania Alliance for Retired Americans, we intervened and filed a motion to dismiss the case.

Pennsylvania Four Pillars

Crossey v. Boockvar

We sued Pennsylvania on behalf of individual voters and the Pennsylvania Alliance for Retired Americans to ensure free and fair elections during the unprecedented public health crisis caused by COVID-19. While Pennsylvania recently allowed no-excuse absentee voting, voters will still encounter numerous obstacles when requesting a mail ballot. We challenged Pennsylvania on all four of our vote by mail pillars: prepaid postage, postmark date, community ballot collection and signature matching training and voter notification.

Nevada COVID-19 Election Relief

Corona v. Cegavske

We sued on behalf of individual plaintiffs, the Nevada State Democratic Party, the DNC, the DCCC and Priorities USA ahead of the June 2020 Nevada Primary Election. The Nevada Secretary of State announced this primary would be all-mail, closing every polling location except for one in each county. This plan will leave too many Nevadans without a meaningful ability to vote, as it excludes qualified voters with “inactive” status and exacerbates existing problems with Nevada’s election laws such as a ballot collection ban and signature matching rules. We voluntarily dismissed the case after the legislature responded to our litigation with a bill that addressed 100% of our case claims.

New Hampshire Voting Rights Case

LWVNH v. Gardner

State constitutional challenge to New Hampshire’s proof of domicile requirements that required all prospective registrants to submit proof of a verifiable act of domicile in order to register to vote, eliminated the option to submit an affidavit to establish domicile, and subjected those who register within 30 days of an election or on Election Day without proof of domicile to criminal penalties if those individuals fail to present appropriate documentation shortly after the election. We won in the NH Superior Court, and are currently opposing the appeal.

Michigan Signature Matching

Priorities USA v. Benson

Constitutional challenge to Michigan’s signature match laws, which require election officials to reject absentee applications and ballots if they determine that the signature provided with the applications or ballot does not match the voter’s signature on file with election authorities. We contend that the signature matching process is unconstitutional because the State has not developed any uniform standards or procedures for reviewing signatures, thereby allowing elections officials throughout the state to use arbitrary and diverging criteria; election officials lack sufficient training and skill to accurately compare signatures; and the law does not require election officials to notify voters that their absentee applications or ballots have been rejected, nor does it provide voters with an opportunity to contest a wrongful rejection or cure an alleged mismatch.

Michigan Criminal Voting Challenges

Priorities USA v. Nessel

Challenge to two Michigan voting restrictions. The first is Michigan’s restriction on the transportation of voters. The second law is Michigan’s restriction on absentee ballot applications which requires an individual that assists another voter with an absentee ballot application to affirm that she did not “solicit or request to return the application,” and prohibits an individual from assisting another voter in returning their application unless the individual is a registered voter in Michigan or a member of the voter’s immediate family or household.

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