List of lawsuits related to election integrity

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  • Voter Action files complaint with Justice Dept. over proposed Premier/ES&S merger (September 29, 2009)
  • Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and Michael Papantonio bring a qui tam suit in US District Court alleging that Diebold and other electronic voting machine (EVM) companies fraudulently represented to state election boards and the federal government that their products were “unhackable” (July 13, 2006)
  • Avante lawsuit brought in US District Court (Eastern District of Missouri) by Avante Corporation claiming patent infringment by Diebold, ES&S, and Sequoia (June 26, 2006)
  • Bush v. Gore (2000)


  • * Reynolds v. Sims (1964); eventually heard by Supreme Court






  • Indiana sued by voting rights groups for neglecting low-income voters (July 9, 2009)


  • Missouri Department of Social Services agrees to settlement ensuring voter registration opportunities for low-income voters (June 25, 2009)
  • Dems bring suit over MO ID law (July 17, 2006)

New Mexico

  • New Mexico sued by voting rights groups for neglecting low-income voters (July 9, 2009)

New York

  • Kramer v. Union Free School District (1969); attacked law that required one to possess taxable property or have children as students in school district as a qualification to vote; eventually heard by Supreme Court


  • Harkless v. Brunner (formerly Harkless v. Blackwell), filed in 2006, settled in 2009; the Public Agency Voter Registration Project -- a joint effort between Project Vote, Demos, and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law -- compels Ohio's compliance with the public agency requirements of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA); previous Secretary of State Blackwell had contended that all obligations were fulfilled with the maintenance of a toll-free hotline
  • Cobb-Badnarik suit against Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell (2004)
    • Cobb's 2006 demand for reinstatement of his 2004 lawsuit
  • lawsuit against OH for requiring in-person distribution of registration forms (September 1, 2006) judge rules in favor of dropping the new requirements
  • Ohio lawsuit alleging direct evidence of ballot tampering (September 6, 2006)


  • Kuznik v. Westmoreland (suit filed in January 2006 on the issue of the Pennsylvania Constitution's requirement for a voter referendum in any county moving to electronic voting)
  • Banfield v. Cortes (suit brought in August 2006; motion filed on January 25, 2008 to bring preliminary injunction against DREs; see also newer link)



  • San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez (1973)



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