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Pennsylvania Democratic Party v. Republican Party of Pennsylvania

Case Information

Date Filed: October 30, 2016
State: Pennsylvania
Issue: Voter Intimidation
Courts that Heard this Case: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Case 2:16-cv-05664-PD)

Issue:

Whether the actions of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, 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 10/30/16. Order Denying Motion for Temporary Injunction and/or Preliminary Injunction filed 11/7/16. Case Voluntarily Dismissed 11/9/16.

 

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Professor Edward Foley was quoted in Cleveland.com about two gerrymandering cases on the U.S. Supreme Court docket.

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