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News Roundup: Election Denial Is Alive in Arizona

The refusal by officials in Cochise County in Arizona to certify their midterm results is a reminder of the toxic staying power of election denial.

Cyber Ninjas CEO’s Text Messages About Arizona ‘Audit’ Reveal Frequent Contacts with Election Deniers

Former CEO Doug Logan’s communications reveal contact with numerous election deniers about potential future audits as well as funding issues.

American Oversight Files Amicus Brief in Texas Lawsuit Challenging Governor’s Trans Child Abuse Rule

American Oversight has obtained records that reveal that the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services adopted new policies and procedures in response to Abbott’s February directive.

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…

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 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.

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…