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Geller v. Democratic National Committee

Case Information

Date Filed / Ended: May 22, 2008 / August 15, 2008
State: Florida
Issue: Selection of Presidential Electors
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida (Case 0:08-cv-60774)


Plaintiff is seeking injunctive relief in the form of an order requiring the DNC to honor votes that were cast in the Florida Democratic primary election. Plaintiff alleges constitutional violations and violations of the Voting Rights Act.


Complaint filed 5/22/08.  Motion for Summary Judgment filed by DNC on 6/12/08.  Plaintiffs have yet to respond.  Plaintiffs filed an unoppsed motion to dismiss (their complaint had become moot) on 8/14 and the case was dismissed with prejudice on 8/15.

District Court Documents


Edward B. Foley

The Claim that the Media is Rigging the Election--and Citizens United

Edward B. Foley

This post floats a tentative thought, welcoming reaction to it (but isn't that in part what blogging is for? :-) Elsewhere, I've addressed the current claims that the election might be rigged through modern-day equivalents of old-fashioned ballot-box stuffing.  Here, I want to consider the other current claim being made: that the mainstream media is rigging (or attempting to rig) the election, as Trump, Pence, and other supporters of their ticket are claiming. 

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In the News

Daniel P. Tokaji

The GOP Really Doesn't Want To Hear About Trump And His "Rigged" Election

Professor Dan Tokaji was quoted in WVXU about the damages caused by Donald Trump’s election rigging rhetoric, namely the public’s diminished confidence in a fair voting system.

"There already is this loss of faith,'' Tokaji said. "But Trump, with his claim of a rigged election, has taken it to entirely different level. It's irresponsible."

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Info & Analysis

Federal Judge Finds Florida Absentee Voting Law Unconstitutional

Over the weekend, U.S. District Judge Mark Walker issued an order finding part of Florida\'s absentee voting law unconstitutional. In granting the plaintiffs\' motion for a preliminary injunction, Judge Walker determined that Florida\'s statutory scheme requiring automatic rejection of absentee ballots with signatures not matching those on file unlawfully disenfranchised voters. The case is Florida Democratic Party v. Detzner.

This case follows another Florida case in which Judge Walker ordered the state to extend the voter registration deadline by a week in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. That case is Florida Democratic Party v. Scott.

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