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News Roundup: ‘Election Integrity,’ NARA Records, and Court Wins

Debunked claims of widespread voter fraud are still holding strong.

D.C. Circuit Court rules that Justice Dept. Improperly Withheld Bureau of Prisons Records

American Oversight submitted an amicus brief last year in CREW’s lawsuit seeking the release of records related to the procurement of a lethal injection drug.

American Oversight Condemns Arizona Legislature’s New Rules Allowing Lawmakers to Shield Communications from Public Disclosure

Had these rules existed in 2021, the public would not have learned the whole truth about the Arizona Senate’s partisan “audit” of Maricopa County’s 2020 election results.

In the Documents: Records Obtained by American Oversight Related to Trump Ally and Border Wall-Building Efforts

A company with ties to the Trump administration recently won a massive state contract to build parts of a border wall.

Abbott and Paxton Fight Against Release of Public Records by Seeking Dismissal of American Oversight Lawsuit

Texas leaders are advancing arguments that would significantly limit the public’s access to Texas government documents.

Judge Grants American Oversight’s Request for Release of Virginia Governor’s ‘Divisive Topics’ Tip Line Records

On Wednesday, the court granted American Oversight’s petition to require the Gov. Youngkin's office to release records related to his “inherently divisive concepts” tip line. 

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…