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Case Challenging Georgia Runoff Elections Dismissed

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed one of the last remaining lawsuits challenging the 2021 Georgia Senate runoff elections. The suit, filed by pro-Trump lawyer and conspiracy theorist L. Lin Wood ahead of the runoff elections, challenged multiple aspects of the elections, including signature verification procedures, the early processing of mail ballots and the use of electronic voting machines.

LULAC Files Petition Asking Iowa to Provide Spanish Language Voting Materials

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa (LULAC) filed a petition for declaratory order with the Iowa Secretary of State asking for clarification about whether the office can use and accept Spanish language voting materials and forms, specifically the National Mail Voter Registration Form, the State of Iowa Official Voter Registration Form and the State of Iowa Official Absentee Ballot Request Form. The Secretary now has 60 days to respond, after which legal action can be brought.

Voting Rights Groups Win in Indiana Voter Purge Lawsuit

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Monday, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana barring a state law that purges Indiana voters from registration rolls without following adequate procedures in violation of federal law. The win for voting rights comes after five years of litigation challenging two separate attempts by the state to cancel voters’ registration without following federal law. 

Vote.org Sues Over Texas’ Strict Online Registration Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Vote.org sued various Texas counties over the state’s newly-enacted law, House Bill 3107, that limits online voter registration efforts. H.B. 3107 requires individuals who submit their registration applications electronically or through fax to provide a copy of their application with their original signature signed with pen on paper — also known as a “wet-ink signature.”

Professors and Students Sue Over Florida’s New College Survey Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today individual professors and students of Florida’s public colleges and universities filed a lawsuit against the Florida Commissioner of Education and other higher education officials challenging the constitutionality of House Bill 233, which Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed into law last week in an effort to monitor “intellectual diversity” on campus.

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