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Great America PAC v. Wisconsin Elections Commission

Case Information

Date Filed: December 1, 2016
State: Wisconsin
Issue: Recount Resources
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin (Case 3:16-cv-00795)


Whether the statewide recount, and its methods, of the recent presidential election will violate the equal protection and due process clauses of the United States Constitution.


Complaint filed 12/1/2016. Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Memo in Support filed 12/2/16. Temporary Restraining Order Denied 12/2/2016. Motion to Intervene by Jill Stein filed 12/2/16. Order granting Jill Stein's motion to intervene and setting deadline of 12/7/16 for Stein's response to plaintiffs' motion for preliminary relief. Memoranda in opposition to motion for preliminary relief filed 12/7/16. Court denied motion for preliminary relief at hearing on 12/9/16. Plainitffs' Notice of Voluntary Dismissal filed 12/19/16.


District Court Documents


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