Banfield v. Cortés
In August 2006, a group of Pennsylvania voters filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvania state court challenging the use of electronic voting machines on the grounds that it violated the state election code and the state constitution’s guarantee of the right to vote. The lawsuit, which named the Pennsylvania Secretary of State as a defendant, sought to halt the continued use of DRE voting systems in the state.
Status of Case
UPDATE -- Oct. 10, 2012
The next move in the Pennsylvania electronic voting machine case is up to the plaintiffs after the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court issued a ruling denying the plaintiffs’ request for partial summary judgment against the Secretary of the Commonwealth.
The attorneys for the plaintiffs are now waiting for a court order before determining which legal course of action to pursue. To read this latest opinion, click here.
The Philadelphia law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, and Chester County attorney Marian K. Schneider serve as counsel for the plaintiffs in this case. The lawsuit was filed with the support of Voter Action.