On July 9, True the Vote re-filed its lawsuit True the Vote v Hosemann in the southern district of Mississippi. Last week the organization had filed the same case in the northern district, but then the judge who received the case in the northern district hinted that the case should have been filed in the southern district, so True the Vote took the hint. The southern district contains Jackson, the state capital.
The issue in the case is whether federal law requires state officials and Republican Party officials to provide data about how many Mississippi voters voted in the Democratic primary on June 3, and then the Republican run-off primary for U.S. Senate on June 24. Voters are not supposed to do that. The plaintiffs hope to show that the run-off results should be overturned.
The case is now 3:14cv-532, and is assigned to Judge Henry T. Wingate, a Reagan appointee. Thanks to Rick Hasen for the news.