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Recent Cases & Actions

The city of Virginia Beach has used an at-large voting system to elect members to the City Council since 1966. The lawsuit asks the court to change the City’s election system to district-based or ranked choice voting, which would allow minorities to elect their candidates of choice to the City Council.

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Campaign Legal Center (CLC) is fighting to require states that use signature match policies to examine mail-in or absentee ballots also have “notice and cure” procedures so that voters’ ballots aren’t rejected due to perceived penmanship issues. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, this issue has gained urgency as more voters choose to use mail-in ballots.

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Campaign Legal Center Action (CLCA) sued Texas Gov. Greg Abbott over his last-minute order prohibiting counties from providing more than one location where voters can drop off their mail-in ballots in the lead up to Election Day 2020.

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Current Litigation
Featured Cases
Fighting a Modern Poll Tax: Raysor et al. v. Laurel Lee
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In 2018, Florida voters restored the right to vote to individuals with felony convictions. The legislature then enacted a law conditioning rights restoration on payment of restitution, fines and fees, tying the right to vote to a person's wealth. CLC represents hundreds of thousands of Floridians who are seeking to participate in the 2020 election.

Enforcing Campaign Finance Laws: CLC v. FEC
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This case is a lawsuit over the FEC’s delay in enforcing federal campaign finance law against GEO Group, one of America’s largest private prison companies, which illegally made $225,000 in contributions to a super PAC supporting then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016. By filing this suit, CLC is hoping to compel the FEC to act on our FEC complaint, which alleges that the contributions — made through a wholly-owned subsidiary, GEO Corrections Holdings, Inc. — violated the ban on federal contractors giving money in federal elections. 

Defending Independent Redistricting: Daunt v. Benson
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Michigan voters approved a constitutional amendment to create an independent redistricting commission to redraw the state’s voting districts. A group of plaintiffs sued to block its implementation. CLC serves as co-counsel for Voters Not Politicians, a nonpartisan, citizen-led organization that worked to pass the constitutional amendment.

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