2020 US Presidential Election Related Lawsuits (Public Version 2-28-21) (Note: this list is sorted chronologically)
Election Integrity Cases with Trump as Plaintiff Date Filed Topic * Decided on Merits ** State Issue(s) Disposition Ruling Favored Date of Last Order Status
Donald J. Trump for Pres., Inc. v. Boockvar, No. 2:20-cv-00966 (Western D PA) 6/29/20 PROCESS NO Pennsylvania Vote-by-Mail (Notice/Cure for Mismatches Missing Signature or Mistakes; Witness Requirements; Failure to include ID/Doc; etc.) Dismissed - Lack Standing on federal claims; Other claims did not have a statutory basis Case Not Fully Heard 10/10/20 Closed
Donald J. Trump for President v. Cegavske, No. 2:20-cv-01445 (District NV) 8/04/20 RULES NO Nevada Vote-by-Mail (Claim that Mail Voting Leads to Fraud and/or Vote Dilution) Dismissed - Lacked Standing and Jurisdiction Case Not Fully Heard 10/22/20 Closed
RNC/Trump v. Miller, No. 06571 EQCV095986 (Iowa District Court, Linn County) 8/10/20 RULES YES Iowa Vote-by-Mail (pre-populating ballots should not be allowed) Granted Injunction. Iowa counties were told to send blank ballots Trump/GOP 12/20/20 Closed
Donald J. Trump for President v. Murphy, No. 3:20-cv-10753 (District NJ) 8/19/20 RULES NO New Jersey Governor mandates all votes to be by mail Dismissed - Lacked Standing Case Not Fully Heard 10/22/20 Closed
Donald J. Trump for President et al v. Bullock et al, No. 6:20-cv-00066 (D. Mont.) 9/02/20 RULES TBD Montana Vote-by-Mail (Claim that the Governor exceeded his authority, etc.) Consolidated with Lamm case TBD 9/30/20 Consolidated
Donald J. Trump for Pres., Inc. v. Philadelphia County Board of Elections, No. 200902035 (PA Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County) 10/01/20 RULES YES Pennsylvania Poll observers were not allowed at early voting locations Denied on statutory basis Election Administrators 10/23/20 Closed
Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. v. Philadelphia County, No. 983 CD 2020 (Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court) 10/15/20
In re November 3, 2020 Gen. Election, No. 149 MM 2020 (Penn. Supreme Court) 10/04/20 PROCESS NO Pennsylvania Signature Verification Denied on statutory basis Election Administrators 2/22/21 Closed
Trump v. Boockvar, No. 20-845 (US Supreme Court) 12/20/20 Vote-by-Mail (Poll Observer Access; Signature Verification Standards; Notice/Cure for Mismatches Missing Signature or Mistakes) Dismissed - Moot/ Cert Denied
Donald J. Trump for President v. Simon, No. A20-1362 (Minn. Supreme Court) 10/28/20 RULES YES Minnesota Vote-by-Mail (Mail Voting Deadlines [for Applying, Receiving, Postmark]) Granted Injunction. Sequestration of late ballots Trump/GOP 10/29/20 Closed
Donald J. Trump for President v. Gloria, No. A-20-824153-C (NV District Court) 11/03/20 RULES YES Nevada Requested voting time extension Granted.  Extended poll hours. Trump/GOP 11/3/20 Closed
In Re: Canvassing Observation, No. 7003 (PA Ct. Common Pleas, Phil. Cnty) 11/03/20 PROCESS NO Pennsylvania Poll observers do not have sufficient proximity to canvassing. Denied - Poll observer access Election Administrators 2/22/21 Closed
In Re: Canvassing Observation, No. 1094 CD 2020 (PA Commonwealth Ct) 11/04/20 Appeal Granted - Poll observer access Trump/GOP
In Re: Canvassing Observation, No. 30 EAP 2020 (Penn. Supreme Court) 11/05/20 Reversed Election Administrators
Trump v. Boockvar, No. 30 EAP 2020 20-845 (US Supreme Court) 12/20/20 Dismissed - Moot/ Cert Denied Election Administrators
Donald J. Trump for President v. Benson, No. 20-000225-MZ (MI Court of Claims) 11/04/20 RULES & PROCESS NO Michigan Vote-by-Mail (Drop Boxes/Drop Off Locations; Poll Observer Access) Dismissed - Lacked Timeliness; Moot Case Not Fully Heard 12/11/20 Closed
Donald J. Trump for President v. Benson, No. 355378 (MI Appeals Court) 11/30/20
Donald J. Trump for President v. Benson, No. 162320 (MI Supreme Court) 12/17/20
Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. v. Kathy Boockvar, et al., No. 602 MD 2020 (Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania) 11/04/20 RULES YES Pennsylvania Vote-by-Mail (Sec of State can not allow ID proof to be delayed by several days) Granted Injunction. Late ballots without ID not counted. Trump/GOP 11/12/20 Closed
In re Enforcement of Election Laws and Securing Ballots Cast or Received After 7:00 P.M. on November 3, 2020, No. SPCV20-00982 (GA Superior Court) 11/04/20 RULES YES Georgia Sequestration of Absentee Ballots submitted after Election Day Denied on statutory basis Election Administrators 11/5/20 Closed
Donald J. Trump for Pres., Inc. v. Philadelphia Cnty. Bd. of Elections, No. 2:20-cv-05533-PD (Eastern District Court Pennsylvania) 11/05/20 PROCESS NA Pennsylvania Poll observers at early voting locations Voluntarily Dismissed (withdrawn) Case Not Fully Heard 11/5/20 Closed
Donald J. Trump for President Inc. v. Montgomery County Board of Elections... 11/05/20 RULES YES Pennsylvania No addresses on 600± absentee ballots Denied on statutory basis Election Administrators 11/13/20 Closed
Donald J. Trump for President Inc. v. Hobbs, No. CV2020-014248 (AZ Super) 11/07/20 PROCESS NO Arizona Cancelled votes Dismissed - Moot Case Not Fully Heard 11/16/20 Closed
Donald J. Trump for Pres., Inc. v. Boockvar, No. 4:20-cv-02078 (M.D. PA) 11/09/20 RULES NO Pennsylvania Insufficient poll watching of absentee ballots, etc. Dismissed - Lacked Standing Case Not Fully Heard 11/27/20 Closed
Donald J. Trump for Pres., Inc. v. Boockvar, No. 20-3371 (3rd Circuit) 11/22/20
Donald J. Trump for President v. Boockvar, No. 20-3371 (3rd Cir Appeals) 11/23/20 Appellants seek review of the district court for denying their Motion to Amend …
Donald J. Trump for President Inc. v. Bucks County Board of Elections, No. 20-05786-35 (Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Bucks County) 11/09/20 PROCESS YES Pennsylvania Vote-by-Mail Issue: 2177 Ballots were objected to for various reasons — e.g. unsigned, etc. It then came down to 69 ballots received in unsealed envelopes. Denied on statutory basis Election Administrators 12/8/20 Closed
Donald J. Trump for President Inc. v. Bucks County Board of Elections, No. 1191 C.D. 2020 (PA Commonwealth Court) 11/20/20
Donald J. Trump for President Inc. v. Bucks County Board of Elections, Nos. 174/676 MAL 2020 (PA Supreme Court) 11/21/20
In Re: Canvass of Absentee and Mail-In Ballots of November 3, 2020 General Election, No. 20110894 (Penn. Ct. Common Pleas, Philadelphia County) 11/10/20 PROCESS NO Pennsylvania Vote-by-Mail Issues (Poll Observer Access; Signature Verification Standards; Notice/Cure for Mismatches Missing Signature or Mistakes) Denied - Interpretation of Election Code (voter did not print name nor include street address) Election Administrators 2/22/21 Closed
"   "   "   "   No. 20110895 (Penn. Ct. Common Pleas, Philadelphia County) 11/10/20
"   "   "   "   No. 20110896 (Penn. Ct. Common Pleas, Philadelphia County) 11/10/20
"   "   "   "   No. 20110897 (Penn. Ct. Common Pleas, Philadelphia County) 11/10/20
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"   "   "   "   No. 31 EAP 2020 11/18/20
Trump v. Boockvar, Nos. 31 EAP 2020, 32 EAP 2020, 33 EAP 2020, 34 EAP 2020, 35 EAP 2020, 29 WAP 2020 (US Supreme Court) 12/20/20 Dismissed - Moot/ Cert Denied
Donald J. Trump for President Inc. v. Benson, No. 1:20-cv-01083 (W.D. Mich.) 11/11/20 PROCESS NA Michigan For Wayne County not to certify their results Voluntarily Withdrawn Trump/GOP: Wayne County votes not certified 11/19/20 Closed
Trump v. Evers, No. 2020AP1971-OA (Wisconsin Supreme Court) 12/01/20 PROCESS NO Wisconsin Vote-by-Mail (Claim that Mail Voting Leads to Fraud and/or Vote Dilution; Notice/Cure for Mismatches Missing Signature or Mistakes) Dismissed - Jurisdiction Case Not Fully Heard 12/3/20 Closed
Trump v. Wisconsin Elections Commissions, No. 2:20-cv-01785 (E.D. Wis.) 12/02/20 PROCESS TBD Wisconsin Vote-by-Mail (Claim that Mail Voting Leads to Fraud and/or Vote Dilution) Denied:  Moot; Statutes not violated.  Election Administrators 1/11/21 Active
Trump v. Wisconsin Elections Commissions, No. 20-3414 (7th Circuit Court) 12/12/20 Authority To Act (Electors Clause) Denied: Laches; Statutes not violated
Trump v. Wisconsin Elections Commissions, No. 20-883 (US Supreme Court) 12/30/20 TBD TBD
Trump v. Biden, No. 2020CV007092 (WI Superior Court, Milwaukee County) 12/03/20 RULES & PROCESS NO Wisconsin Recount; Illegal Ballots Cast Court affirmed recount Election Administrators 2/22/21 Closed
Trump v. Biden, No. 2020AP2038 (Wisconsin Supreme Court) 12/11/20 Illegal Ballots Cast Denied: Laches; Statutes not violated
Trump v. Biden, No. 20-882 (US Supreme Court) 12/29/20 Dismissed - Moot/ Cert Denied
Trump v. Raffensperger, No. 2020CV343255 (GA Superior Court, Fulton County) 12/04/20 RULES NA Georgia Vote-by-Mail (Claim that Mail Voting Leads to Fraud and/or Vote Dilution) Voluntarily Dismissed (withdrawn) Case Not Fully Heard 1/7/21 Closed
Trump v. Raffensperger, No. S21M0561 (Georgia Supreme Court) 12/11/20 Authority To Act (Other) Dismissed - Jurisdiction
Trump v. Toulouse Oliver, No. 1:20-cv-01289 (District Court, New Mexico) 12/14/20 PROCESS NO New Mexico Vote-by-Mail (Drop Boxes/Drop Off Locations) Voluntarily Withdrawn Case Not Fully Heard 12/15/20 Closed
Trump v. Kemp, No. 1:20-cv-05310-MHC (North District Georgia) 12/31/20 RULES NO Georgia Authority To Act (Electors Clause) Dismissed - Lacked Standing Case Not Fully Heard 1/5/21 Closed
Filings with Trump as Plaintiff Subtotals =  26   8 Note: Trump prevailed in 4 out of 8 cases decided on the merits Trump as Plaintiff: Active = 1
                   
Election Integrity Cases with GOP, et al as Plaintiffs Date Filed Topic * Decided on Merits ** State Issue(s) Disposition Ruling Favored Date of Last Order Status
Jefferson v. Dane County, No. 2020AP000557 – OA (Wisconsin Supreme Court) 3/27/20 RULES YES Wisconsin Misleading info re absentee ballots Granted motion for TRO Trump/GOP 3/31/20 Closed
Curtin v. VA State Bd. of Elections, No. 1:20-cv-00546 (E.D. Virginia) 5/13/20 RULES NO Virginia Absentee ballots increases voter fraud  Dismissed - Laches Case Not Fully Heard 9/7/20 Closed
Ritchie v. Polis, No. 2020CV31708 (Colorado District Court, Denver) 5/18/20 RULES YES Colorado Objected to the Governor being able to change some of the Vote-by-Mail rules. Denied on statutory basis Election Administrators 9/1/20 Closed
Ritchie v. Polis, No. 20CA983 (Colorado Court Appeals) 6/01/20
Ritchie v. Polis, No. 20SC453 (Colorado Supreme Court) 6/10/20 Overturned Trump/GOP
RNC v. Newsom, No. 2:20-cv-01055 (E.D. California) 5/24/20 RULES NO California Governor can not bypass Legislature Voluntarily Withdrawn (Gov complied) Case Not Fully Heard 9/1/20 Closed
Davis v. Benson, No. 20-000099-MM (MI Court of Claims) 5/28/20 RULES NO Michigan Vote-by-Mail (Other Vote-by-Mail Issue) [Consolidated with Black v. Benson and Cooper-Keel v. Benson.] Denied on statutory basis, as Plaintiff did not show irreparable harm, etc. Case Not Fully Heard 12/6/20 Active
Davis v. Benson, No. 1:20-cv-00768 (MI Western District Court) 8/13/20
Davis v. Benson, No. 354622 (Michigan Court of Appeals) 8/14/20
Davis v. Benson, No. 1:20-cv-00981 (MI Western District Court) 10/14/20 TBD TBD
Daunt v. Benson, Case 1:20-cv-00522-RJJ-RSK (MI Western District Court) 6/09/20 VOTER TBD Michigan Clean-up, purge voter rolls TBD TBD 9/11/20 Active
Reed-Pratt v. Winfrey, No. 3:20-cv-12129 (MI Eastern District Court) 8/08/20 RULES TBD Michigan Vote-by-Mail: Unsolicited mailing of absentee voter application Dismissed as Legislation Pending Trump/GOP 10/27/20 Active
Reed-Pratt v. Winfrey, No. 20-1876 (6th Circuit Court of Appeals) 9/10/20 TBD TBD
RNC v. Weipert, No. 06521 CVCV081957 (Iowa District Court, Johnson County) 8/10/20 RULES YES Iowa Vote-by-Mail (Signature Verification Standards; Claim that Mail Voting Leads to Fraud and/or Vote Dilution; Other Vote-by-Mail Issue) Corrective Action Ordered Trump/GOP 9/12/20 Closed
Moore v. Circosta, No. 4:20-cv-00182 (Eastern District of NC)   8/10/20 RULES NO North Carolina Plaintiffs oppose relaxation of voting requirements due to COVID-19 Dismissed - Lacked Standing & Laches Case Not Fully Heard 12/6/20 Closed
Moore v. Circosta, No. 20-02107 (4th Circuit Court of Appeals) 10/15/20
Moore v. Circosta, No. 20A72 (US Supreme Court) 10/22/20
RNC v. Gill, No. 03971 EQCV193154 (Iowa District Court, Woodbury County) 8/14/20 RULES YES Iowa Prepopulating of mail-in ballots Injunction Granted Trump/GOP 10/16/20 Closed
RNC v. Gill, No. 20-1169 (Iowa Supreme Court) 8/15/20 Stay Granted
Election Integrity Fund v. Benson, No. 20-000169-MM (MI Court of Claims) 8/24/20 RULES TBD Michigan Vote-by-Mail: Allowing online applications TBD TBD 9/21/20 Active
Texas v. Hollins, No. 2020-52383 (TX District Court, Harris County) 8/31/20 RULES YES Texas County Clerk sending mail-in ballots to all voters in the election. Insufficient evidence of harm GOP Defendant 10/17/20 Closed
Texas v. Hollins, No. 14-20-00627-CV (Texas Court of Appeals) 9/14/20
Texas v. Hollins, Nos. 20-0715 & 20-0729 (Texas Supreme Court) 9/22/20 Over turned and agreed w Plaintiff
Election Integrity Project of NV v. NV, No. A-20-820510-C (NV Dist Ct, Clark Cnty) 9/01/20 RULES NO Nevada New Nevada statute AB4 increased likelihood of voter fraud Dismissed - Lacked Ripeness Case Not Fully Heard 10/18/20 Closed
Election Integrity Project of NV v. Nevada, No. 81847 (NV Superior Court) 9/25/20
Martel v. Condos, No. 5:20-cv-00131 (District of Vermont) 9/04/20 RULES NO Vermont Sec of State exceeded their authority Dismissed - Lacked Standing Case Not Fully Heard 10/15/20 Closed
Lamm v. Bullock, No. 6:20-cv-00067 (District Court Montana) 9/09/20 RULES TBD Montana Vote-by-Mail (Claim that the Governor exceeded his authority, etc.) Insufficient Evidence Election Administrators 10/17/20 Active
Lamm v. Bullock, No. 20-35847 (9th Circuit Court of Appeals) 9/30/20 Appeal
Lamm v. Bullock, No. 20-35847 (No. 20A61 (US Supreme Court) 10/06/20 TBD TBD
Carson et al v. Simon, No. 0:20-cv-02030 (District Court Minnesota) 9/22/20 RULES YES Minnesota Objected to State not enforcing Minnesota’s Election-Day ballot receipt deadline Denied request Trump/GOP 11/5/20 Closed
Carson v. Simon, No. 20-3139 (8th Circuit Court of Appeals) 10/20/20 Granted: Reversed lower court
Monmouth County Republican Committee v. Way, No. 3:20-cv-13914 (District Court of NJ) & No. MON-L-003019-20 (NJ Superior Court, Monmouth County) 9/24/20 RULES NO New Jersey Various absentee ballot issues Consolidated with Murphy case Case Not Fully Heard 10/20/20 Consolidated
Penn. Voters Alliance v. Centre County, No. 4:20-cv-01761 (M.D. PA) 9/25/20 RULES TBD Pennsylvania Private Funding Encourages Illegal Ballots                     [At Supreme Court combined w similar lawsuits from other states: WI, MI, MN, IO, TX, GA, SC.] Dismissed - Lacked Standing & Laches Case Not Fully Heard 12/13/20 Active
Penn. Voters Alliance v. Centre County, No. 20-3175 (3d Circuit Appeals) 10/22/20
Penn. Voters Alliance v. Centre Cnty., No. 20-553 (US Supreme Court) 10/26/20 TBD TBD
Wise v. N.C. State Bd. of Elections, No. 5:20-cv-00505 (E.D. NC) 9/26/20 RULES & PROCESS NO North Carolina Vote-by-Mail (Claim that Mail Voting Leads to Fraud and/or Vote Dilution, etc.) At US Supreme Court this case was consolidated with Moore v. Circosta TBD 12/6/20 Consolidated
Wise v. NC State Bd. of Elections, No. 20-2063 (4th Circuit Appeals) 10/18/20 Extension of voting deadlines
Wise v. NC State Bd. of Elections, No. 20A71 (US Supreme Court) 10/26/20
PA Democratic Party v. Boockvar #407-MD-2020 (PA Commw Ct) 11/09/20 RULES YES Pennsylvania Vote-by-Mail (Mail Voting Deadlines [for Applying, Receiving, Postmark]) (Note Plaintiff is Democratic Party) Election Administrators 2/22/21 Closed
PA Democratic Party v. Boockvar, No. 133 MM 2020 (PA Supreme Ct) 11/16/20 Stay Granted
Republican Party of PA v. Boockvar, Et Al., No. 20-542 (US Supreme Court) 9/28/20 Dismissed - Moot/ Cert Denied
Judicial Watch v Griswold, No. 1:20-cv-02992 (Colorado District Court) 10/05/20 PROCESS TBD Colorado Bloated Voter Rolls TBD TBD 1/14/21 Active
Arnett v. NC State Bd of Elections, No. 20 CVS 00570 (NC Sup Ct, Duplin Cnty) 10/05/20 PROCESS TBD North Carolina Transparency in counting Absentee Ballots TBD TBD 10/20/20 Active
Reed v. Virginia Dept. of Elections No. 20-622 (Frederick Circuit Court) 10/09/20 RULES YES Virginia Enforce  statutes governing the acceptance of absentee ballots with respect to postmarks Granted GOP Defendant 1/13/21 Closed
PILF v. Boockvar No. 1:20-cv-1905 (Middle District Court of PA) 10/15/20 VOTER TBD Pennsylvania Clean-up, purge voter rolls, esp deceased TBD TBD 10/19/20 Active
Bognet v. Boockvar, No. 3:20-cv-00215 (Western District Pennsylvania) 10/22/20 RULES TBD Pennsylvania Illegal extension of voting deadline Dismissed - Lacked Standing TBD 1/25/21 Active
Bognet v. Boockvar, No. 20-3214 (3rd Circuit Court of Appeals) 10/29/20
Bognet v. Boockvar No. 20-740 (US Supreme Court) 11/20/20 TBD
Kraus v. Cegavske, No. 20 OC 00142 1B (Nev. Dist. Ct., Carson City) 10/23/20 RULES & PROCESS NO Nevada Vote-by-Mail (Poll Observer Access; Signature Verification Standards; Notice/Cure for Mismatches Missing Signature or Mistakes) Dismissed - Lacked Standing TBD 11/10/20 Active
Kraus v. Cegavske, No. 82018 (Nev. Sup. Ct.) 11/03/20 Remand back to lower court
Hotze v. Hollins No. 20-0863 (Supreme Court of Texas) 10/27/20 RULES NO Texas Whether drive-through voting should be allowed Dismissed - Lacked Standing Election Administrators 12/17/20 Closed
Hotze v. Hollins  No. 20-20574 (U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit) 11/02/20
Nevada Republican Central Committee v. Clark County, No. A-20-8238210W (Nevada District Court, Clark County) 10/27/20 MISC YES Nevada Request for various voter data Mostly Granted Trump/GOP 11/2/20 Closed
In re Enforcement of Election Laws and Securing Ballots Cast or Received After 7:00 P.M. on November 3, 2020, No. SPCV20-00982 (Georgia Superior Court) 11/04/20 PROCESS YES Georgia Sequester ballots after election day Denied - no evidence of law violations Election Administrators 11/19/20 Closed
Costantino v. Detroit, No. 20-014780-AW (3rd Circuit Court) 11/09/20 PROCESS NO Michigan Vote-by-Mail (Multiple process deficiencies) Insufficient Evidence Election Administrators 11/24/20 Closed
Costantino v. Detroit, No. 355443 (Michigan Court of Appeals) 11/16/20 Denied on statutory basis
Costantino v. Detroit, No. 162245 (Michigan Supreme Court) 11/17/20 Dismissed - Moot
Pirkle v. Wolf, No. 4:20-cv-02088-MWB (Middle District Pennsylvania) 11/10/20 RULES & PROCESS NA Pennsylvania Vote-by-Mail (Signature Verification Standards; Poll Observer Access) Voluntarily Dismissed (withdrawn) Case Not Fully Heard 11/16/20 Closed
Bally v. Whitmer, No. 1:20-cv-1088 (Western District Michigan) 11/11/20 RULES & PROCESS NA Michigan Vote-by-Mail (Claim that Mail Voting Leads to Fraud and/or Vote Dilution; Observer Access) Voluntarily Dismissed (withdrawn) Case Not Fully Heard 11/16/20 Closed
Ziccarelli v. Allegheny County B of E, No. GD-20-11654 (PA Common Pleas) 11/12/20 RULES & PROCESS TBD Pennsylvania Vote-by-Mail (Failure to write name, address, and date on outer envelope, etc.) Now at Supreme Court, consolidated with PA "Canvassing" cases above  TBD 11/23/20 Consolidated
Ziccarelli v. Allegheny County B of E, No. 1162 CD 2020 (PA Common. Ct.) 11/19/20
Ziccarelli v. Allegheny County B of E, No. 29 WAP 2020 (PA Supreme Court) 11/20/20
Lin Wood v. Raffensperger, No. 1:20-cv-04651-SDG (North District Georgia) 11/13/20 RULES NO Georgia State allowed procedures that are different from the Georgia Election Code Dismissed - Lacked Standing Election Administrators 2/22/21 Closed
Lin Wood v. Raffensperger, No. 20-14418 (11th Circuit) 11/24/20
Lin Wood v. Raffensperger, No. 20-799 (US Supreme Court) 12/08/20 Dismissed - Moot/ Cert Denied
Law v. Whitmer, No. 10 OC 00163 1B (Nev. Dist. Ct., Carson City) 11/17/20 MACHINE NO Nevada Challenge to Voting Machinery / Hardware / Software: Accepting Invalid Signatures Denied on statutory basis. (Discovery opposed and not granted.) Election Administrators 12/17/20 Closed
Law v. Whitmer, No. 82178 (Nev. Supreme Court) 12/10/20
Kelly v. Pennsylvania, No. 620 MD 2020 (PA Commonwealth Court) 11/21/20 RULES & PROCESS TBD Pennsylvania Legality of No Excuse Absentee voting Injunction Granted Trump/GOP 2/22/21 Closed
Kelly v. Pennsylvania, No. No. 68 MAP 2020 (PA Supreme Court) 11/25/20 Dismissed - Timeliness (Laches) Election Administrators
Kelly v. Pennsylvania, No. 20A98 / 20-810 (US Supreme Court) 12/03/20 Dismissed - Moot/ Cert Denied
Kistner v. Simon No. A20-1486 (Minnesota Supreme Court) 11/24/20 PROCESS NO Minnesota Vote by Mail (Ballot harvesting; signature matching; etc.) Dismissed - Timeliness (Laches) and Jurisdiction Case Not Fully Heard 12/4/20 Closed
Bailey v. Antrim County No. 20-9238-C2 (Antrim Michigan Circuit Court) 11/25/20 MACHINE TBD Michigan Voting machine improperly counted votes Discovery Granted: TBD TBD 11/25/20 Active
Wood v. Raffensperger, No. 2020CV342959 (GA Superior Court, Fulton County) 11/25/20 RULES NO Georgia GA should not have accepted a grant Dismissed - Sovereign Immunity Case Not Fully Heard 12/7/20 Closed
Pearson v. Kemp, No. 1:20-cv-04809-TCB (GA Northern District) 11/25/20 MACHINE NO Georgia Voting machine irregularities Dismissed - Jurisdiction Election Administrators 1/19/21 Closed
Pearson v. Kemp, No. 20-14480 (11th Circuit Court of Appeals) 11/25/20
In Re Pearson v. Kemp, No. 20-816 (US Supreme Court) 12/03/20 Voluntarily Dismissed (withdrawn) Case Not Fully Heard
King v. Whitmer, No. 2:20-cv-13134 (Eastern District of Michigan) 11/25/20 PROCESS NO Michigan Vote-by-Mail (Poll Observer Access; Ballots were Forged or Altered) Dismissed - Timeliness (Laches) Election Administrators 2/22/21 Closed
King v. Whitmer, No. 20-2205 (6th Circuit Court of Appeals) 12/08/20
King v. Whitmer, No. 20-815 (US Supreme Court) 12/11/20 Dismissed - Moot/ Cert Denied
Johnson v. Benson, No. 162286 (Michigan Supreme Court) 11/26/20 PROCESS NO Michigan Vote-by-Mail (Other Vote-by-Mail Issue) Dismissed - Jurisdiction & Moot Case Not Fully Heard 12/9/20 Closed
Mueller v. Jacobs, No. 2020AP1958-OA (Wisconsin Supreme Court) 11/27/20 RULES NO Wisconsin Vote-by-Mail (Ballot drop boxes) Dismissed - Moot Case Not Fully Heard 12/4/20 Closed
Hahn v. Simon, No. 14-CV-20-4033 (Clay County District Court) 11/30/20  PROCESS & VOTERS TBD Minnesota Vote-by-Mail (e.g. Poll Observer Access). Voter Irregularities (Duplicate Votes, etc.) Dismissed - Timeliness & Jurisdiction Election Administrators 1/13/21 Active
Hahn v. Keeler, No. A20-1654 (Minnesota Supreme Court) 1/13/21 TBD TBD
Ward v. Jackson, No. CV2020-015285 (Ariz. Superior Court, Maricopa County 11/30/20 PROCESS NO Arizona Vote-by-Mail (e.g. Poll Observer Access, Poll Observer Qualifications, etc.) No proof of fraud Election Administrators 2/22/21 Closed
Ward v. Jackson, No. CV-20-0343-AP/EL (Ariz. Supreme Court) 12/04/20
Ward v. Jackson, No. 20-809 (US Supreme Court) 12/11/20 Dismissed - Moot/ Cert Denied
Braun v. Simon (+similar) No. 62-CV-20-5599/5600/5601/5602 (MN District Court) 12/01/20 PROCESS TBD Minnesota Alleges statutory violations and irregularities in the post-election review process. TBD TBD 12/18/20 Active
Feehan v. Wisconsin Elections Commission, No. 2:20-cv-1771 (E.D. Wis.) 12/01/20 RULES & PROCESS NO Wisconsin Vote-by-Mail (Failure to Include ID Documentation) Dismissed - Lacked Standing and Jurisdiction Case Not Fully Heard 12/9/20 Closed
Bowyer v. Ducey, No. 2:20-cv-02321-DJH (District Court of AZ) 12/02/20 RULES NO Arizona Authority To Act (Elections Clause, etc.) Dismissed - Lacked Standing Case Not Fully Heard 12/9/20 Closed
Burk v. Ducey, No. CV202001869 (AZ Superior Court, Pinal County) 12/07/20 MACHINE NO Arizona Voting machine irregularities Dismissed - Lacked Standing Case Not Fully Heard 1/6/21 Closed
Burk v. Ducey, No. CV-20-0349-AP/EL (Arizona Supreme Court) 12/16/20
Texas v. Penn, Wisc, Mich, Georgia No. No. 22O155 (US Supreme Court) 12/07/20 RULES NO Various Violations of State Election Laws Dismissed - Lacked Standing Case Not Fully Heard 12/15/20 Closed
Still v. Raffensperger, No. 2020CV343711 (GA Superior Court, Fulton Cnty.) 12/12/20 RULES NA Georgia Vote-by-Mail (Claim that Mail Voting Leads to Fraud and/or Vote Dilution) Voluntarily Dismissed (withdrawn) Case Not Fully Heard 1/7/21 Closed
Favorito v. Cooney, No. 2020CV343938 (GA Superior Ct, Fulton Cnty) 12/28/20 PROCESS TBD Georgia Improper Ballot Counting TBD TBD 12/28/20 Active
Election Integrity Project v. Padilla, No. 2:21-cv-32 (District Court, C.D. California) 1/04/21 RULES & MACHINE TBD California Violations of State and Federal Election Laws; Voting machine irregularities TBD TBD 1/4/21 Active
Filings with Trump not Plaintiff Subtotals =  53   10 Note: GOP Plaintiff prevailed in 8 out of 10 cases decided on the merits Trump not plaintiff: Active = 16
Election Integrity Cases with Trump/GOP as Defendant Date Filed Topic * Decided on Merits ** State Issue(s) Disposition Ruling Favored Date of Last Order Status
Washington v. Trump, No. 1:20-cv-03127 (Eastern District Washington) 8/17/20 MISC YES DC Vote-by-Mail (several states vs USPS) Injunction Granted Plaintiff 9/18/20 Closed
Mi Familia Vota v. Hobbs, No. 2:20-cv-01903 (Arizona District Court) 9/30/20 RULES YES Arizona Objection to State's voter deadline Supported on statutory grounds Trump/GOP 10/20/20 Closed
Mi Familia Vota v. Hobbs, No. 20-16932 (9th Circuit Court of Appeals) 10/13/20 Overturned
Pierson v. Stepien, No. 1:20-cv-09266 (Southern District NY) 11/04/20 PROCESS YES New York Recount procedures Defective claims Trump/GOP 11/13/20 Closed
Michigan Welfare Rights Organization v. Trump, No. 1:20-cv-03388 (D.D.C.) 11/20/20 RULES TBD DC Trump trying to disenfranchise minorities TBD TBD 12/26/20 Active
Filings with Trump, et. al. as defendant =  4   3 Note: GOP Defendant prevailed in 2 out of 3 cases decided on the merits Trump as defendant: Active = 1
For All 2020 Presidential Election Cases # of Decisions    Decided on Merits **            Active Status
Grand Totals = 83 21 Note: Trump and/or the GOP plaintiff prevailed in 14 out of 21 cases decided on the merits 18
Main References:  *Main Topics are: a) Rules and Regulation legalities or interpretation  (e.g. about absentee ballots); b) Process illegalities (officials correcting ballot errors, etc.);
Stanford Healthy Elections Tracker         c) Voter Improprieties (e.g. non-citizens voting, non-registered citizens voting, deceased parties voting, registered voters voting twice, etc.)
Scotusblog Election Litigation Tracker         and/or d) Voting Machine irregularities (e.g. an algorithm changing the actual results, etc.).
Ballotpedia: Pre- and Post-Election Lawsuits
Brennan Center for Justice The Totals for each Primary Topic are: Rules = 50; Process = 32; Voter = 3; and Machine = 5.  (The total is more than the number of cases, as some cases had more than one Topic.)
Here is the Evidence
Public Interest Legal Foundation **Decided on Merits means the Plaintiff was able to argue the facts of the case, and, if applicable, given opportunity to present evidence via Discovery.
Wikipedia Pre-election 2020 Election Lawsuits       (For example, Discovery might entail an independent investigation to verify the accuracy of the claimed voting malfeasance, impropriety, etc.)
Wikipedia Post-election 2020 Election Lawsuits       For the lawsuits that were voluntarily dismissed, we entered "NA" in the Merits column. For those cases still open, we entered "TBD".
Note 1: Some Non-Merit reasons for stopping lawsuits from going forward are for: a) Standing, b) Timing [Laches],  c) Judicial authority [Jurisdiction], and d) Moot (e.g. not enough malfeasance to make a difference). In each of these situations, the case was not fully heard.
                 In US Supreme Counrt Cases, "Cert Denied" means that the case will not be heard, and the lower court's decision stands. This happens in 90%± of cases submitted to SCOTUS. It does not necessarily mean SCOTUS agrees with the lowe court.
                 In the "Dismissed Moot/Cert Denied" cases above, the majority of the judges did not state why they would not hear these cases. However, Judge Thomas wrote a strong argument against denying Cert here, and he objected to other judges using Moot as an excuse.
Note 2: Disposition breakdown of the 83 lawsuits: Non-Merit = 32 (beige);  To Be Determined (TBD: active) = 18 (white);  Trump Statutory Wins = 14 (green);  Trump Statutory Losses = 7 (red);  Voluntarily withdrawn (due to consolidation, etc.) = 12 (blue).
Note 3: Since several lawsuits were based on new election regulations (e.g. pertaining to absentee ballots), reportedly due to COVID-19 concerns, this is a list of such changes (by state): here.
Note 4: One of the several complexities in putting together such a list, is how to handle cases that are appealed. For example, should one case appealed twice be treated as three cases or one?
    The argument for treating them as three cases is due to the facts that: the judges are different, the amount of evidence presented may be different, etc. In our initial versions of this list, we took this approach.
    However, there are downsides to that treatment: it artificially inflates the appearance of actual cases litigated; do we indicate that this is one case open or three? etc. Although either way has merits, we are now counting such situations as one case.
Note 5: Another complexity is to sort through the multitude of cases filed having to do with 2020 election issues. E.g. the Stanford site (see above) lists 470± such cases (including appeals). We just selected those that directly applied to the Presidential contest.
              That said, we make no claim that this is the entirety of 2020 Presidential election-related cases, but rather those that we were able to find from the several sources cited. If we missed any relevant cases, please send us an email and we will gladly do an update.
Note 6: Some other 2020 Election Reports by the same team of independent volunteer experts are:  here, here, & here.
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