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League of Women Voters of Ohio v. LaRose

Case Information

Date Filed: July 31, 2020
State: Ohio
Issue: Absentee Ballots
Current Court: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (Case 2:20-cv-03843)

Issue:

Plaintiffs are bringing this action to stop local Board of Elections from disqualifying absentee ballot applications and ballots due to signature mismatching.

Status:

Complaint filed 7/31/20. Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed 8/24/20.

U.S. District Court Documents

  • Complaint pdf file (7/31/20)
  • Answer of Defendant Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose pdf file (8/14/20)
  • Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., The Ohio Republican Party, The Republican National Committee, and the National Republican Congressional Committee's Motion to Intervene pdf file (8/17/20)
  • Motion for Preliminary Injunction pdf file (8/24/20)
  • First Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief pdf file (8/24/20)
  • Opinion and Order pdf file (9/4/20)
  • Proposed Answer of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., The Ohio Republican Party, The Republican National Committee, and The National Republican Congressional Committee pdf file (9/4/20)
  • Answer of Defendant Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose to First Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief pdf file (9/8/20)
  • Answer to First Amended Complaint of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., The Ohio Republican Party, The Republican National Committee, and The National Republican Congressional Committee pdf file (9/8/20)
  • Defendant Secretary of State Frank LaRose's Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction pdf file (9/12/20)
  • Intervenors Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., The Ohio Republican Party, The Republican National Committee, and The National Republican Congressional Committee's Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for a Preliminary Injunction pdf file (9/12/20)
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    This is why US election ballots routinely go missing

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    "Most of the time, it just goes unreported because it doesn't affect the result," Tokaji said. 


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