The Law Center, along with the National watchdog group Voter Action, attorney Michael Daly of the firm Drinker Biddle and Reath, and private attorney Marian Schneider represented 26 Pennsylvania voters who filed a lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Secretary of State in August of 2006 and alleged that their votes were at risk of being lost or altered because of operational or security failures of the Pennsylvania-certified systems, and that such failures have in fact occurred on DREs in elections in Pennsylvania and in other states. The case alleged that the improper certification of DRE voting machines violated the plaintiffs’ constitutional right to vote as well as Pennsylvania election law. The lawsuit aimed to decertify the DRE voting machines and put in place a secure and reliable voting system that can be meaningfully monitored. After the Commonwealth Court approved the State’s motion for summary judgment, the Law Center appealed. In February 2015, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania affirmed the Commonwealth Court’s order.
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania hears oral argument
Amicus Curiae brief filed
State files motion for summary relief
The Law Center filed a Motion for Summary Judgment