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Obama for America v. Cuyahoga County Board of Elections

Case Information

Date Filed / Ended: March 4, 2008 / March 4, 2008
State: Ohio
Issue: Improper Election Administration
Courts that Heard this Case: US District Court, Northern District of Ohio (Case 08-CV-562)

Issue: Candidate Obama filed for and obtained a court order to keep certain Cuyahoga County precincts open for an extra hour and a half. The precincts experienced ballot shortages and voters had difficulty getting to them due to bad weather.

District Court Documents


Edward B. Foley

A Special Master for the Cohen Case?

Edward B. Foley

There should be a strong presumption against special treatment just because the president is involved. 

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In the News

Daniel P. Tokaji

This is why US election ballots routinely go missing

Professor Dan Tokaji was quoted in USA Today about the prevalence of missing election ballots.


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

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Info & Analysis

Federal Court Finds Partisan Gerrymandering in North Carolina

On remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, a divided three-judge court in the Middle District of North Carolina found a Congressional redistricting plan to be an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. The case is Common Cause v. Rucho.

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