Friday, October 31, 2008

Virginia Election Lawsuit "on hold"

The Richmond Times-Dispatch at inrich.com reports that the NAACP has withdrawn its motion for a preliminary injunction that was previously discussed on ConLawProfBlog here.


According to the article by reporter Tyler Whitley, 

The election in Virginia will proceed as planned Tuesday without reallocating voting machines and extending polling hours.

But the NAACP, which filed suit against Gov. Timothy M. Kaine and the State Board of Elections, will monitor events on Election Day, and it will proceed with its lawsuit if long lines discourage people from voting, State Sen. Henry L. Marsh III, the attorney for the NAACP, said yesterday.

In federal district court in Richmond, the NAACP had sought an injunction to force the state to add equipment and extend the hours.

But it withdrew that motion yesterday before Judge Richard L. Williams was to consider it. "It was too difficult to get the issue resolved in time for Tuesday," Marsh said.

Stay tuned for further updates.

RR

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