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Litigation

 

Florida Department of State v. Homeland Security

Case Information

Date Filed: June 11, 2012
State: Florida
Issues: Voter Eligibility, Voter Fraud, State Voter Registration Databases
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Case 1:12-cv-00960-JDB )

Issue:

Whether Florida has a right to access Homeland Security's SAVE program to identify non-citizens who may be illegally on Florida's voter rolls.

Status:

Complaint filed 6/11/12. Voluntarily Dismissed 8/31/12.

 

District Court Documents

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

When Should a Voter’s “Clerical Error” Invalidate a Ballot?

Edward B. Foley

Not when the state already has enough information to verify the ballot’s validity.

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In the News

Daniel P. Tokaji

An Obscure Ohio State Law Could Shake Up the Republican Convention

Professor Dan Tokaji was quoted in an ABC News article about the Republican Convention:

“It’s entirely imaginable that these kind of controversies will emerge if Donald Trump goes into Cleveland without 1,237,” said Dan Tokaji, an expert in election law at the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University, referring the number of delegates needed to clinch the nomination. “There’s going to be a furious jockeying for these delegates.”

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Info & Analysis

D.C. Federal Judge Denies Attempt to Block States\' Use of Proof of Citizenship Requirement

D.C.-based U.S. District Judge Richard Leon recently issued an opinion denying an attempt to block Arizona, Georgia, and Kansas from requiring proof of citizenship from voters using the National Mail Voter Registration Form. Judge Leon denied the plaintiffs\' motion for a preliminary injunction, but will consider the merits of the parties\' arguments in full at a later stage of the litigation. The case is League of Women Voters v. Newby.

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