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Litigation

 

Romney for President v. Wisconsin

Case Information

Date Filed: October 12, 2012
State: Wisconsin
Issue:
Courts that Heard this Case: United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin (Case 12-cv-745)

Issue:

Whether the court should under UOCAVA (Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voter Act) extend the deadline after which returned military ballots will not be counted when Wisconsin's was allegedly 9 days late in sending out ballots to overseas military voters who requested them.

Status:

Complaint filed 10/12/12.

 

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

U.S. District Judge Blocks Enforcement of Ohio Statutes

In an opinion released today, U.S. District Judge Algenon Marbley enjoined the enforcement of various statutes amended by the Ohio General Assembly in 2014. The amendments altered certain requirements for absentee and provisional voting. According to Judge Marbley, the amendments violated the Voting Rights Act and the 14th Amendment. The case is NEOCH v. Husted.

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