Case Updates Nov 9-13

By Matt Cooper

Litigation related to the Presidential election continued this week with a number of new cases filed. Election Law at Ohio State created a subset of these cases available at go.osu.edu/pec. See below for updates by state.

Arizona:

  • In Trump v. Hobbs, the plaintiffs filed a notice indicating that due to the statewide vote tabulation, their claims related to Presidential electors are now moot.
  • In Arizona Republican Party v. Fontes, the plaintiffs challenge the Maricopa County Recorder’s process for conducting statutorily-required hand count sampling.

Georgia:

Michigan:

Pennsylvania:

  • Two federal cases were filed challenging the running of the election in Pennsylvania: Donald J. Trump for President v. Boockvar and Pirkle v. Wolf.
  • In Bognet v. Boockvar, a three-judge panel of the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals denied relief to the plaintiffs-appellees, who sought a determination that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court unlawfully usurped the power of the state legislature by extending the mail-in ballot receipt deadline three days.
  • In re: Canvassing Observation remains pending at the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and has been briefed. The Pennsylvania Speaker of the House and Majority Leader recently filed petitions to intervene.
  • Two cases remain at the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court: Hamm v. Boockvar and another case titled Donald J. Trump for President v. Boockvar, in which a Commonwealth Court Judge ordered counties not to count certain segregated ballots for which voters were provided additional time to correct mistakes.
  • At the county level, challenges to the counting of certain ballots were rejected in Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties. Challenges remain pending in Allegheny and Bucks Counties.
  • In Republican Party of Pennsylvania v. Boockvar, Pennsylvania Republicans’ petition for writ of certiorari remains pending at the U.S. Supreme Court in a case challenging the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision mentioned above.

Wisconsin:

  • A new federal case was filed challenging the running of the election in Wisconsin: Langenhorst v. Pecore.