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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit denied Tennessee's motion to stay the district court's injunction allowing first-time voters who registered to vote by mail or online to vote absentee this election, if otherwise eligible.
On Oct. 16, 2020, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a supplemental complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) regarding Cambridge Analytica and its role in facilitating unlawful coordination between Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and a super PAC financed by the Mercer family. The supplement relied on newly-published internal Cambridge Analytica documents.
On Oct. 15, 2020, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) sent a letter to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, urging the Mayor not to decrease the revenue allocated to Denver's Fair Elections Fund in the city budget for 2021. In November 2018, over 70% of Denver voters approved creation of the Fair Elections Fund via ballot measure, and, beginning in the 2023 election cycle, the new public financing program will provide participating city candidates with matching funds at a 9-to-1 rate, for small campaign contributions given by residents of Denver. In the letter to Mayor Hancock, CLC stresses the importance of fully funding Denver's Fair Elections Fund in the 2021 budget to ensure the new public financing program's successful implementation.
On Oct. 15, 2020, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a complaint with the Senate Ethics Committee requesting an investigation of whether Sen. Lindsey Graham violated federal law and Senate rules by soliciting campaign contributions in a Senate building following a meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee that he was chairing on Oct. 14, 2020.
On Oct. 14, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted Campaign Legal Center's (CLC) motion for default judgment in CLC v. FEC, 20-cv-01778, a delay suit filed by CLC against the Federal Election Commission (FEC) in June 2020. The district court's order holds that the FEC's ongoing failure to act on CLC's administrative complaint alleging federal campaign finance violations by Iowa Values is contrary to law, and requires the FEC to take action on CLC's complaint within the timeframe required by statute.
A federal district court granted a temporary restraining order that prohibits Georgia election officials from rejecting absentee ballot applications and ballots due to an alleged signature mismatch without providing the voter with an opportunity to explain the alleged mismatch in enough time for the ballot to count in this election.
Texas District Court judge grants motion enjoining Texas from limiting the number of absentee drop-off sites to one per county.
CLC, the ACLU, and the ACLU of Arizona sent a letter on behalf of a coalition of Arizona groups: League of United Latin American Citizens-Arizona, Arizona Advocacy Network Foundation, League of Women Voters-Arizona, and All Voting is Local-Arizona. Today, the groups sent a follow-up letter advising Arizona officials of yesterday’s Georgia ruling and demanding a solution.
Today, CLC sent a letter to Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan regarding the signature matching process. In the letter, CLC requests that every Arizona voter who sends in a mail-in ballot be accorded due process before their vote is rejected because of an alleged mismatched signature.
Order granting motion for preliminary injunction.
On May 1, 2020, plaintiffs Self Advocacy Solutions N.D., League of Women Voters of North Dakota, and Maria Fallon Romo filed a complaint challenging North Dakota’s policy of rejecting absentee ballots based on error-prone signature verification procedures without first informing voters there is a problem with their ballot or giving them an opportunity to fix it and have their vote count.
Complaint filed in the Southern District of New York challenging New York's signature match system.