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Arizona Democratic Party v. Hobbs

Case Information

Date Filed: June 10, 2020
State: Arizona
Issues: Absentee Ballots, Improper Election Administration
Current Court: U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona (Case 2:20-cv-01143)


Plaintiffs challenge the validity of Arizona's practice of not providing a cure opportunity for up to five days after election day for otherwise valid mail ballots that have no signature.


Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief filed 6/10/20. 

U.S. District of Arizona Court Documents

  • Complaint pdf file (6/10/20)
  • Motion For Preliminary And Permanent Injunction; Memorandum Of Points And Authorities pdf file (6/10/20)
  • Declaration Of Alexis E Danneman In Support Of Plaintiff's Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (6/10/20)
  • Exhibit pdf file (6/10/20)
  • Text Of Proposed Order pdf file (6/10/20)
  • Motion To Intervene By State Of Arizona pdf file (6/17/20)
  • Affidavit Makar Declaration pdf file (6/17/20)
  • Text Of Proposed Order Proposed Order pdf file (6/17/20)
  • Plaintiffs' Response To The State's Motion To Intervene pdf file (6/19/20)
  • Response To Motion To Intervene Filed By Katie Hobbs pdf file (6/19/20)
  • Order Granting Motion To Intervene pdf file (6/19/20)
  • Answer To Complaint Answer Of Defendant Katie Hobbs, In Her Official Capacity As Arizona Secretary Of State By Katie Hobbs pdf file (7/2/20)
  • Answer To Complaint By Arizona pdf file (7/10/20)
  • Answer To Complaint By Arizona Republican Party, Donald J. Trump For President Incorporated, Republican National Committee pdf file (7/17/20)
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