Arkansas Supreme Court Dismisses Case Challenging Use of Voting Machines

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Arkansas Supreme Court issued the final blow to a fringe lawsuit seeking to ban the use of electronic voting machines in the state. 

In a 2-1 decision, the state’s highest court affirmed that the case should be dismissed after a lower court found that Arkansas’ voting machines comply with Arkansas law. In its brief opinion issued today, the court disposed of Arkansas Voter Integrity Initiative’s arguments and put an end to the lawsuit once and for all, concluding that the circuit court properly dismissed the lawsuit.

The now-defunct lawsuit alleged that that the use of ExpressVote (an electronic voting device) and DS200 (an electronic tabulator) machines violated Arkansas law because “the voter cannot independently verify the votes selected by the voter on the ballot prior to being cast by the voter as the ordinary and common voter cannot read bar codes.” Last year the district court dismissed the lawsuit after finding that the state’s voting machines comply with state law. 

Despite evidence that widespread voter fraud is not founded, this lawsuit is one of several anti-voting lawsuits that specifically targets the use of electronic voting machines, according to our case database. 

Read the opinion here.

Learn more about the case here.