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U.S. District Judge Dissolves TRO, Halting Michigan RecountDec. 8 (11:48 AM) -
A U.S. District Judge granted
the request of the Michigan Republican Party and the Michigan Attorney General to dissolve a temporary restraining order that had allowed the Jill Stein-initiated recount to commence. Judge Mark Goldsmith determined that Stein failed to show entitlement to a recount under Michigan or federal law. The case is Stein v. Thomas
In Michigan Recount, Conflicting Rulings from Sixth Circuit and Michigan Court of AppealsDec. 7 (10:38 AM) -
Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and the Michigan Court of Appeals issued differing opinions regarding whether the Jill Stein-initiated recount should proceed. The Sixth Circuit affirmed
the District Court\'s order requiring the recount to commence, while the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled
that the Board of State Canvassers should not have granted Stein\'s recount petition as a matter of state law. Another hearing is scheduled in federal court today. The cases are Stein v. Thomas
(federal court) and Schuette v. Board of State Canvassers
Divided District Court Panel Finds Wisconsin Assembly Districts Unconstitutionally DrawnNov. 21 (4:54 PM) -
In a 2-1 opinion
, a District Court panel determined that the redistricting plan enacted by the Wisconsin legislature in 2011 was an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. The court deferred its ruling as to a remedy, ordering further briefing by the parties. The case is Whitford v. Nichol
PA automatic recount lawNov. 9 (12:56 AM) -
Pennsylvania\'s presidential vote may fall within the number that would trigger an automatic recount. According to 25 PS 3154
, a recount is automatic if the votes are within one-half percent or less of the total votes cast. [Read More
Colorado Democratic Party Goes to Court to Extend Voting HoursNov. 8 (7:48 PM) -
The Colorado Democratic Party filed an emergency motion in Denver District Court to extend voting hours by two hours because of a statewide computer system delay. The Denver Post
UPDATE: Court denies extention. Polls close at 7pm as planned.
New Hampshire Judge Extends Voting Hours by One Hour in City of DoverNov. 8 (7:36 PM) -
A New Hampshire state court judge granted
a request by the New Hampshire Democratic Party to extend voting hours by one hour in the City of Dover. Earlier in the day, the city emailed its residents that voting hours ended at 8pm when in fact they ended at 7pm. The judge ordered the polls open in Dover until 8pm.
Lawsuit Filed in NC to Extend Voting Hours in Durham CountyNov. 8 (6:10 PM) -
Democracy North Carolina has filed an action in state court to extend voting hours in Durham County due to problems with the use of electronic pollbooks. See the plaintiff\'s memorandum of law
in support of its emergency motion for a preliminary injunction.
UPDATE: North Carolina Board of Elections extends voting time in eight Durham County precincts. Wake County judge declines to intervene.
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