Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute v. Hargett: U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee Nashville Division - Complaint

On May 1, 2020, plaintiffs Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, The Equity Alliance, Free Hearts, The Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, Sekou Franklin, and Kendra Lee filed a complaint challenging Tennessee's restrictive excuse requirements for absentee ballots, which fail to take into account COVID-19, and the penalizing of organizations who try to increase ballot access.