In the Courts

Learn about the legal efforts shaping the fight to protect voting rights.
Click on a state to find out what cases are happening there or use the drop-down menu to sort cases by type.
Search Cases By:

New York

New York
New York

2019-2020 Election Cycle

New York 22nd Congressional District Challenge

Tenney v. Oswego County Board of Elections

Petition filed by Republican congressional candidate Claudia Tenney challenging the outcome of New York’s 22nd Congressional District election in which incumbent Democrat Anthony Brindisi was initially declared the winner. In her petition, Tenney challenged the validity of certain affidavit and absentee ballots. The state Supreme Court ordered the Board of Elections to recanvass all ballots in the district. Tenney was eventually declared the winner, winning 109 more votes than Brindisi.

Impact

New York Candidate Petition (LaMagna)

In the Matter of Objections to LaMagna

Objection to the validity of the nominating petition for an independent candidate running for New York’s 19th Congressional District. The New York State Board of Elections found that the candidate’s petition was invalid due to a lack of valid signatures.

Impact

New York Candidate Petition (Parker)

In the Matter of Objections to Parker

Objection to the validity of the nominating petition for an independent candidate running for New York’s 19th Congressional District. The New York State Board of Elections found that the candidate’s petition was invalid due to a lack of valid signatures.

Impact

New York Redistricting (2011)

Favors v. Cuomo

Lawsuit filed by individual voters challenging New York’s failure to redraw congressional districts after the release of the 2010 census data. The court ordered the state to implement a new congressional redistricting plan.