election-lawsuits

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Texas suit that tried to overturn election results

BY: - December 11, 2020

“Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections,” according to the unsigned court order. “All other pending motions are dismissed as moot.”

More than half of U.S. House Republicans back Texas suit claiming election ‘irregularities’

BY: - December 10, 2020

In asking to join the suit filed in the U.S. Supreme Court, Louisiana Rep. Mike Johnson led 105 of his Republican colleagues in supporting the efforts of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. 

Pa. Supreme Court sides with Philly over Trump campaign in ballot-counting dispute

BY: - November 17, 2020

In a 5-2 decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court backed Philadelphia’s policies on observers of vote counting Tuesday, overturning a lower state appeals court. The ruling, written by Justice Debra Todd, argued that the city had broken no state law by keeping watchers from both Democratic and Republican parties away from election workers processing ballots. The […]

False claims, legal challenges, denial: Is this a coup d’etat? | Analysis

BY: - November 15, 2020

The Capital-Star reached out to researchers and political science experts to find out if the term could, or should be applied to actions and accusations by President Donald Trump’s Republican allies on Capitol Hill and in Pennsylvania. 

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Pa. is in the middle of a 2020 ‘litigation arms race’ that’s only going to escalate | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 26, 2020

Eight days out, expect the blizzard of lawsuits to continue well past Election Day with swing states like Pa. playing a starring role.