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American Oversight Receives Supplemental Response in Lawsuit Over Youngkin’s ‘Inherently Divisive Concepts’ Tip Line

The governor’s office said it had no records responsive to our request for emails sent in response to submissions — or for records detailing the policies and procedures governing the…

News Roundup: Lawsuit Against IRS, Post-Midterms Election Denial

American Oversight sued the IRS for emails about James Comey and Andrew McCabe in light of recent news that Trump allegedly demanded the agency investigate them.

American Oversight Sues IRS for Trump Political Appointees’ Communications About Comey and McCabe

The lawsuit comes after former White House Chief of Staff told the New York Times that the former president repeatedly called for the IRS to investigate his perceived enemies.

American Oversight Obtains Text Messages Related to Florida’s Transportation of Migrants to Martha’s Vineyard in September

In response to public records requests, including those filed by American Oversight, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office on Monday released 87 pages of records related to its September flights transporting nearly…

American Oversight Sues Sheriff Dar Leaf of Barry County, Mich., for Communications with Election Conspiracy Group

Leaf’s office has said that releasing records of communications with True the Vote, a group that propagates misinformation and lies about voter fraud, would interfere with law enforcement proceedings.

In the Documents: Emails Show Nationwide Network of Election Deniers Pushing for Election Audits

In the two years since the 2020 election, Trump-allied conspiracy theorists and voter-fraud alarmists across the country have led efforts to sow distrust in U.S. elections, pushing government officials to…

Investigations

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin’s Anti-Critical Race Theory Tip Line

American Oversight is investigating the system set up by Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration to collect reports of “divisive” topics being taught in Virginia schools, part of the wider trend…

The January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol

The heavily armed, Trump-incited mob attack of Jan. 6, 2021, was an attack not just on the U.S. Capitol building, but also on democracy and the rule of law.

Texas’s ‘Forensic Audit’ of the 2020 Election

In September, the Texas secretary of state’s office announced a “full forensic audit” of the 2020 election — just hours after former President Donald Trump publicly asked Gov. Greg Abbott…