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Harris v. Brown

Case Information

Date Filed: December 8, 2014
State: Oregon
Issue: Improper Election Administration
Courts that Heard this Case: Multnomah County Circuit Court (Case 14CV18869)

Issue:

In the voting on Oregon's ballot measure concerning the labeling of genetically-modified food, was the Oregon Secretary of State required by Oregon law to count certain ballots whose signatures did not match signatures on file with election offices?

Status:

Complaint filed 12/08/14. Memorandum in support of motion for temporary restraining order filed 12/08/14. TRO denied 12/10/14. Plaintiffs reported to have conceded 12/11/14.

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