TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Kate Prince on Jun 30, 2020

After being turned down by two lower courts, a Shelby County group seeking election security reforms is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its case on voting machines, the Daily Memphian reports. SAVE, made up of former and current Memphis officials, has sued Secretary of State Tre Hargett with the goal of changing the county’s voting procedures. The group contends Shelby County’s voting system has a “critical security breach” caused by unauthorized editing software, repeated Internet exposure of the system on election night when votes are transferred from satellite zones and the lack of a forensic audit to verify the system’s security. Specifically, they want Shelby to stop using AccuVote TSx DRE voting machines and system and are calling for the use of paper ballots with audits to limit the risk of breeches. SAVE has asked the high court to decide if they have standing to sue and to send the case to a federal district court for preliminary injunction in time for the fall elections.