President Donald Trump and other Republicans have filed more than 30 lawsuits in six swing states in an attempt to contest the election results.
Most of them were shot or taken back, and no court found a single instance of fraud. Of at least 36 cases recorded, some of which did not directly involve Trump, but which nevertheless could have affected his standing, at least 24 were rejected, dismissed or withdrawn Was taken
Trump has aggressively dismissed his allegations of electoral fraud in the weeks since his anticipated loss, with dozens of conflicting theories. His relentless refusal to run for president-elect Joe Biden also deeply disrupted the transition process, leaving Biden in the dark on important Kovid-19 and national security issues.
Here’s where things stand as of Monday morning:
US Court of Appeals, Third Circuit: In Bognet v. Bucover, Republicans argued that the extended mail-in ballot deadline challenged the constitution.
US District Court, Eastern District: Barnett v. In Lawrence, the GOP’s lawsuit claimed Montgomery County incorrectly mailed voters the chance to fix ballots.
US District Court, Eastern District: In Trump v. Philadelphia County Board of Elections, the Trump campaign argued that there was insufficient access by observers.
US District Court, Middle District: In Pirkel v. Wolf, four voter litigants normalized fraud charges based on complaints issued by third-parties.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court: In response to the Canvas of Absentee and Mail-in Ballot, Republicans claim that Philadelphia did not give enough access to election observers.
- Status: given review; The court stayed the Commonwealth Court’s decision. Ziccarelli v this matter now. Allegheny County is integrated with the Board of Election.
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court: Hmm Vs. In Bokovar, Republicans claim the state allowed voters to cast provisional ballots to fix invalid mail ballots.
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court: Northampton Republicans challenge notification of canceled votes during pre-screening.
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court: Trump Vs. In Bokovar, the campaign challenged a three-day deadline extension given to mail-in voters for missing identities, to supply proof of identity.
- Status: Relieved; The court found that the Secretary of State had no authority to grant the extension. The Secretary of State’s office has said that the total number of votes is less than 100.
Court of Common Pleas, Bucks County: Both the RNC and the Trump campaign challenged more than 2,000 mail-in ballots.
Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas: In Trump v. Montgomery County Board of Elections, the Trump campaign and the RNC challenged about 600 mail ballots that lacked voter addresses.
US Supreme Court: In Pennsylvania’s Republican Party v. Bokovar, Republicans challenged the extended mail-in ballot deadline.
US District Court for Middle District Pennsylvania: Trump Vs. In Bokovar, the campaign is arguing that various provisional ballots violate equal protection.
- Status: Dismissed. The Trump campaign filed a notice to appeal.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court: The Trump campaign appealed the Philadelphia County Board of Elections decision to count five different categories of mail and absentee ballots.
- Status: Active. The court is reviewing whether the State Election Code allows certain mail ballots to be corrected by inserting provisional ballots.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court: In Ziccarelli v. Alleghey County Board of Elections, Ziccarelli, a GOP legislator candidate challenges 2,349 un-dated mail-in ballots.
Court of Common Pleas for Westmoreland County: Zickerelli is also challenging a small number of provisional ballots.
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court: A group of Republicans, led by Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., Claim that the state’s no-excuses mail ballot law violates the state’s constitution. They want an order to stop the certification of most mail-in votes or that direct the state assembly to elect a presidential election.
US District Court, Western District: In Johnson / Stoddard v. Benson, two Trump supporters made generalized allegations of voter fraud.
US District Court, Western District: In Trump v. Benson, the campaign claimed that Wayne County denied electoral challengers fair access to viewing ballots.
Wayne County Circuit Court, Court of Appeal: In Constantino v. Detroit, two Republican poll challengers alleged irregularities in the vote.
- Status: Disapproved. The plaintiff has since appealed to the state Supreme Court.
Wayne County Circuit Court: Stoddard v. In Detroit, plaintiffs claimed that the ballots were improperly repeated by Democratic Party inspectors.
Michigan Court of Claims: In Trump v. Benson, the campaign demanded more and more election observers see the vote count.
- Status: Disapproved. The plaintiff later appealed to the appellate court.
US District Court, Western District: In Bally v. Whitmer, a group of voters disputed election results in three counties based on allegations of voting irregularities and fraud.
US District Court, Eastern District: In Langenhorst v. Pecore, Republicans made generalized allegations of voter fraud relying on third-party accounts.
Maricopa County Superior Court: In Arizona Republican Party v. Fonts, Republicans asked for a hand record of ballot ballots cast in Marichopa County. The GOP does not allege fraud, but claims that votes were not audited by state law.
Maricopa County Superior Court: In Trump v. Hobbes, the Trump campaign claimed that using a sharpen to fill in mail-in ballots created an overvote and invalid ballots.
In Clark County District Court: Election Integrity Project v. Nevada, plaintiffs claim that Nevada’s vote-by-mail structure is unconstitutional. The lawsuit was filed in September.
In First Judicial District Court, Carson City: Law v. Whitmer, six of Trump’s voters have claimed irregularities, including improper use of scanning machines to verify signatures.
US District Court: Stoke v. In Segwske, the plaintiff sought to stop the use of automatic signature matching in Clark County.
Nevada Supreme Court: In Krauss v Segwske, the Trump campaign, the Nevada GOP and a Republican voter and a count-walker named Fred Krauss filed suit to stop the use of automatic signature matching.
- Status: Dismissed. The parties entered into an agreement to allow for more supervisors.
Clark County District Court: In Baker v. Gloria, April Baker, a Nevada state Senate candidate, challenged the use of automated systems to mail-in ballot signatures and mail ballots to all registered voters.
Clark County District Court: In Merchant v. Gloria, a congressional candidate, Jim Merchant, challenged all registered voters to use signature matching and the automated system for ballots.
Clark County District Court: Rodim v. In Gloria, the state legislative candidate, Daniel Rodimer, challenged the use of automated systems to match signatures and send ballots to all registered voters.
US District Court: In Wood v. Raffensparger, an Atlanta lawyer and Trump supporter sought a prohibition to block the statewide canvass, arguing that a consent decree to verify voter signatures unfairly imposes misconduct .
US District Court, Southern District: In Brooks v. Mahoney, four Republican voters claimed that a voting machine software glitch caused a loss of votes.
Chatham County Superior Court: The Georgia Republican Party and the Trump campaign demanded a reminder that late-arriving mail-in ballots would not be counted.