Almost 100 voting-related lawsuits were filed by Trump and/or supporters following the election in 14 different states and the District of Columbia, and lawsuits were filed in the so-called battleground states of Alaska, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.
We think this information is relevant because the cases were decided by a variety of judges across the political spectrum who were either voted into office by the public or appointed by a mix of Democrats and Republicans (some even by Trump himself).
- Alaska – 1 Lawsuit
|Case number 3AN-20-09661N was filed in|
Alaska Superior Court
3rd Judicial District – Anchorage on December 14, 2020.
Case number S17971 was filed on appeal in Alaska Supreme Court on December 30, 2020.
|The plaintiff was Lance Pruitt and others.|
The case was filed against the defendants Lt. Gov Kevin Meyer and others.
Elizabeth Hodges Snyder, Intervenor
|On December 14, 2020, the case was brought to challenge Alaska House District 27 Election of November 3, 2020, over purported irregularities in vote tabulation.|
The plaintiff also claimed in the initial complaint of improper change of venue.
On December 30, 2020, the case was brought on appeal, claiming the Alaska Superior Court erred dismissing Count II from the initial complaint (Case # 3AN-20-09661N) concerning the improper change of venue and multiple errant findings of fact / conclusions of law caused by malconduct of election officials.
|The case was assigned to the Hon. Josie Garton, Superior Court Judge, who was appointed by an Independent.
On December 24, 2020 the case was dismissed by the Alaska Superior Court.
Elizabeth Snyder was declared the proper election winner January 11, 2021.
On appeal, the case was assigned to the Alaskan Supreme Court.
As of July 5, 2021, no decisions have been made for this appeal.
- This Project defines voting-related lawsuits filed by Trump and/or supporters or others on or after November 3, 2020, attacking or trying to change something to do with the 2020 election or its results.
- Counting the Lawsuits: A lawsuit is counted for this project based on the first time it was filed. For example, if an initial complaint is filed, then appealed, then appealed again, then goes to the US Supreme Court, then sent back to the trial court for a re-look, then decided and not appealed, that is one lawsuit. If, for example, five different lawsuits are filed, and a judge or court then consolidates two or more of those lawsuits, there are still five lawsuits. We show the courts decision on each appeal.
- Dating the Lawsuits: The date of the lawsuit is the date it was originally filed.
- Disposition Date: The end of the lawsuit is the final finding or opinion by a court, when that finding or opinion is accepted, or not appealed. When a lawsuit is still pending, that will be noted with an “as of” date.