Impact

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. A district court denied the GOP’s claims.

Impact

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.

Four Pillars Cases

Montana Absentee Ballot Collection

Driscoll v. Stapleton

Challenge to two Montana voting restrictions. The first is Montana’s recently enacted restrictions on individuals and organizations that assist absentee voters by collecting and transporting sealed and signed absentee ballots to the county elections office. The second is Montana’s requirement that absentee ballots must be received by the county elections office by 8 PM on Election Day.

Impact

Montana Green Party Petition Challenge

Montana Democratic Party v. Stapleton

On behalf of the Montana Democratic Party, and individual voters, we challenged a false petition organized and funded by the Montana Republican Party. Hundreds of Montana voters signed what they believed was a petition to select candidates for the Montana Green Party, but the petition actually had nothing to do with the Green Party and was led by professional, out-of-state signature gatherers from a for-profit political consulting firm. The lawsuit asks the Secretary of State to honor the signers who requested to remove their signature and withdraw this false Green Party from the ballot. The District Court ruled in our favor, and ordered the Secretary of State to remove the Green Party from the ballot.

Impact

Montana Signature Collection

Larson v. Montana

Representing the Montana Democratic Party against the state’s decision to allow the Montana Green Party’s certification. We sought injunctive relief in a evidentiary hearing that took place over two-months. The District Court invalidated the Green Party certification, and the Montana Supreme Court affirmed that decision.