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Rapid Response Alert
November 9, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Over the weekend, right-wing group Public Interest Legal Foundation quietly asked Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Margaret Mahoney to dismiss a lawsuit that contested the use of Sharpie permanent markers by some election officials in Maricopa County, Arizona. The notice of dismissal comes two days after the Arizona Democratic Party intervened in the case to ensure the processing of ballots.

The lawsuit has fueled an online conspiracy known as #SharpieGate, which falsely claims that any Arizona voter who marked their ballot with a Sharpie marker would not have their vote counted. The baseless claim was quickly debunked by Maricopa County Election Officials, who made clear that Sharpies “do not invalidate ballots” and that the county actually “preferred Sharpies at vote centers because they dry quickly.”

This lawsuit joins other legal challenges brought by the Trump Campaign and by Republicans across the country aimed at delaying the counting and processing of ballots.

Read about the lawsuit here.

For more information about Democracy Docket’s post-election litigation, visit this page.

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LAST UPDATED 3:30 PM ET
Rapid Response Alert
November 6, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal court in Nevada denied the latest effort by Republicans to slow down vote counting in one of the state’s largest counties. On Wednesday, two individual voters and two Republican congressional campaigns sued Secretary of State Barbara Cegasvke and Clark County Registrar Joe Gloria in federal court in Nevada. The lawsuit attempted to stop Clark County from using signature matching machines and claimed that the county denied public access to the counting process. A nearly identical lawsuit was brought by the same lawyers  in state court several days earlier and failed to prevail on a single count.

The Democratic National Committee and Nevada State Democratic Party intervened in the GOP lawsuit—and today they won. U.S. District Judge Andrew Gordon denied the Republicans’ request to halt vote counting or alter rules for signature matching or observation.

This lawsuit joins other legal challenges brought by the Trump Campaign and by Republicans across the country aimed at delaying the counting and processing of ballots.

Read about the lawsuit here.

For more information about Democracy Docket’s post-election litigation, visit this page.

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LAST UPDATED 7:30 PM ET
Rapid Response Alert
November 6, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Republican Party of Pennsylvania has filed an emergency petition in U.S. Supreme Court. The petition asks the Court to order Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar and 67 county boards of elections  to segregate absentee ballots received after the state’s ballot receipt deadline.

Read the Republican petition here.

For more information about Democracy Docket’s post-election litigation, visit this page.

LAST UPDATED 3:45 PM ET

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Rapid Response Alert
November 5, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Backed by the Trump Campaign, two Republican congressional candidates, an individual voter and others have sued Secretary of State Barbara Cegasvke and Clark County Registrar Joe Gloria in federal court in Nevada.

Read the lawsuit here.

For more information about Democracy Docket’s post-election litigation, visit this page.

LAST UPDATED 10:45 PM ET

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Rapid Response Alert
November 5, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Incumbent Republican Senator David Perdue has fallen below the 50% vote threshold. As a result, he and Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff, will have a run-off election in January. In fact Georgia will have two Senate run-off elections on January 5th—the other will be between U.S. Senate candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock and incumbent Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler. Control of the U.S. Senate will hinge on these two races.

Follow the Georgia U.S. Senate Race

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Rapid Response Alert
November 5, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Trump Campaign, the Republican National Committee and others have filed a new lawsuit in the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas seeking to stop the Montgomery County Board of Elections from counting mail-in ballots.

Read the lawsuit here.

For more information about Democracy Docket’s post-election litigation, visit this page.

LAST UPDATED 5:15 PM ET

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