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Anderson v. Raffensperger

Case Information

Date Filed: August 6, 2020
State: Georgia
Issues: Improper Election Administration, Polling Place Challenges
Current Court: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (Case 1:20-cv-03263)


Plaintiffs filed complaint in response to the long lines and waiting times experienced by Georgia voters during the primary due to closure and consolidation of polling locations and inadequate election equipment and training.


Complaint filed 8/6/20. Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed 9/1/20. Defendants' Motions to Dismiss filed 9/8/20.

U.S. District Court Documents

  • Complaint pdf file (8/6/20)
  • Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction pdf file (9/1/20)
  • County Defendants' Motion to Dismiss pdf file (9/8/20)
  • Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Complaint pdf file (9/8/20)
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