Cases Were Brought in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin
(Washington, D.C.) – Four federal lawsuits filed by private plaintiffs in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin submitted notice of their intent to withdraw their claims today. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is involved in several of the post-election lawsuits that have been filed to rewrite the outcome of November’s election.
Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law issued the following statement:
“We are not surprised that plaintiffs have moved to dismiss their own claims in this case as it confirms the pattern we have seen with these post-election suits – they are littered with baseless allegations that can’t be substantiated in a court of law. There is no clear or coordinated strategy as these suits continue to crumble. The litigants in these cases have been desperately court-shopping in search of a judge who might be sympathetic to their claims. These suits are part of a last-ditch attempt intended to promote chaos and discord while eroding public confidence in the outcome of our elections.
“We have faced True the Vote before, an organization notorious for driving efforts to suppress the votes and voices of Black voters and voices of color. It is notable that these suits have sharply focused on communities that are home to large numbers of voters of color, making the racialized pattern underlining these suits especially odious.”
James Bopp, general counsel for True the Vote, serves as lead counsel for plaintiffs on these failed cases.