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Michigan Democratic Party v. Michigan Republican Party

Case Information

Date Filed: November 4, 2016
State: Michigan
Issue: Voter Intimidation
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (Case 2:16-cv-13924-MAG-RSW)

Issue:

Whether the actions of the Ohio Republican Party, Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., Roger J. Stone, Jr., and Stop the Steal Inc., are violating the Voting Rights Act and the Ku Klux Klan Act by intimidating minority voters. The plaintiffs request that the courts issue an order to stop "voter intimidation" and for Stone and Stop the Steal Inc. to stop certain activities such as exit polling.

Status:

Complaint filed 11/4/16. Motions to Dismiss by Trump and Michigan Republican Party filed 11/7/16. Notice of Voluntary Dismissal filed 11/9/16.

 

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