The woman, who was born in Alabama but is Pakistani, sued the county in August to have the name removed for “fraudulent, deliberate and malicious acts.”
She was charged with fraud in January 2018 and a second felony in July.
The state has appealed the case, but in January, the state’s highest court said that a judge could not rule on the issue because it was before the state attorney general.
The court ordered the state to reconsider.
The ACLU, which filed the lawsuit in the state, filed a federal lawsuit in February to get the name off the ballot.
The lawsuit, which was later consolidated with an ACLU lawsuit, argues that the names of some Muslims should be removed because of their religion.
In its appeal, the ACLU said that the state has a “clear, unwarranted, and disproportionate impact on Muslim-American voters.”
In her filing, the woman wrote, “It is my personal belief that the Muslim name is an oppressive, offensive, and discriminatory slur, which discriminates against Muslims by denying them the right to name their child, spouse, or children by their first and middle names.”
The state’s attorney general’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The attorney general is responsible for reviewing the petitions and filing decisions on whether or not to move forward with a petition.
The filing came after the U.S. Justice Department, which has taken on the case after the state appealed, announced last month that it would no longer take on the federal case.