Post-Election Litigation Analysis and Summaries

The 2020 general election was the most litigious in modern history, including its post-election period. In the two-month period between November 3, 2020, (Election Day) and January 6, 2021, (the date on which Congress counted the Electoral College votes), plaintiffs filed 82 lawsuits in 10 states and the District of Columbia (excluding 13 lawsuits related to the U.S. Senate runoff election in Georgia). Of these 82 complaints, Republican plaintiffs filed 80—of which 76 pertained to the presidential race. An additional thirteen lawsuits were filed regarding the Georgia U.S. Senate run-off elections. This article summarizes the major arc of the post-election litigation, its trends, and possible long-standing repercussions. The Appendix briefly summarizes each of these post-election lawsuits.


This report provides a summary and analysis of the post-election litigation following the 2020 presidential election.

Final Report / March 10, 2021
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