Updates

Voting rights advocates’ statement in response to appeals court ruling in Trump v. Boockvar

A federal appeals court in Philadelphia today upheld a district court ruling that denied President Trump’s attempt to block certification of Pennsylvania’s election results and to discard valid and legally cast ballots

Federal judge dismisses Trump’s attempt to disenfranchise seven million Pennsylvania voters

November 21, 2020 – A federal district court judge today dismissed a lawsuit brought by President Trump’s campaign for reelection against Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar and seven counties, dealing a crippling blow to the president’s attempts to undermine the election’s expected results in the commonwealth. In an amended version of the lawsuit filed […]

Civil rights organizations stand up for Pennsylvania voters against attempt to block valid ballots

November 5, 2020 — Voting rights organizations are fighting back against an attempt by Republican candidates in Pennsylvania to invalidate valid ballots cast by eligible voters. State representative candidate Joseph Hamm and U.S. Representative Mike Kelly, along with four voters, filed a lawsuit in Commonwealth Court on Election Day, claiming that county election officials who […]

Voting Rights Advocates respond to Pennsylvania Supreme Court Ruling

September 17, 2020 – The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled today that state law allows county bureaus of elections to set up drop boxes and satellite offices to accept mail and absentee ballots. In a lawsuit brought by the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, the court also found that Pennsylvania law requiring all mail and absentee ballots […]

Federal Court delays Trump campaign election lawsuit

August 24, 2020–A federal court yesterday delayed a lawsuit brought by President Trump’s campaign against the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and all 67 counties. Judge Nicholas Ranjan of the federal district court in Pittsburgh issued a stay in the case until October 5, pending the outcome of a lawsuit in state court brought by Pennsylvania Democrats […]

Advocates and Voters File to Intervene in Pennsylvania Democrats’ Election Lawsuit

Update: September 21, 2020 — We wrote a guide for mail-in voters based on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s ruling. Update: September 17, 2020 —  The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that state law allows county bureaus of elections to set up drop boxes and satellite offices to accept mail and absentee ballots. Read our statement on […]

Federal Court in Pennsylvania Allows Advocates and Voters to Intervene in Trump Campaign Lawsuit

August 3, 2020 — In a major development with implications for the 2020 presidential election, a federal court in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has allowed three nonpartisan advocacy organizations and three voters to intervene in a lawsuit filed by President Trump’s campaign against the commonwealth and all 67 counties that seeks to restrict several election administration practices […]

Challenging the Trump Campaign’s Voter Suppression Efforts in Pennsylvania

The Trump presidential campaign is seeking to block Pennsylvania voters from using drop boxes to cast mail-in ballots, curtailing their access to the ballot box. We’re challenging them in court.

Our statement on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling in Disability Rights PA et al. v. Boockvar

May 15, 2020–Today, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an order in Disability Rights PA et al. v. Boockvar, sustaining the Respondents’ preliminary objection and dismissing the petitioners’ request to extend Pennsylvania’s mail-in ballot deadline. Attorneys for the petitioners—Disability Rights PA, SeniorLAW Center, SEAMAAC, the Barristers’ Association, and Suzanne Erb—released the following statement: “We filed this […]

Voters request preliminary injunction extending Pennsylvania’s mail-in ballot deadline for the June Primary

May 4, 2020 — Last week, groups representing voters who are most at risk from COVID-19 filed suit in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. They demand that Pennsylvania allow all mail-in and absentee ballots sent or postmarked by Election Day and received within seven days to be counted during this public health emergency—extending the current deadline, […]