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News Roundup: Gone Rogue

As false claims about election fraud continue to reverberate around the country, a Wisconsin judge raised concerns that the state’s election inquiry is out of control.

Wisconsin Assembly, Speaker given ‘one last crack’ at purging contempt in public records case

During a hearing on Thursday, Dane County Circuit Court Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn ordered the Wisconsin Assembly and Speaker Robin Vos to produce an affidavit from Michael Gableman, who is leading…

One Year Since Filing Lawsuit, American Oversight Releases Updated Report on Arizona Election ‘Audit’ Records

On Thursday, American Oversight released a new report that highlights major findings from our investigation of the Arizona Senate’s partisan “audit” of the 2020 election results in Maricopa County. 

American Oversight Announces Heather Sawyer as New Executive Director

Sawyer is a leader in government oversight and congressional investigations as well as an experienced and highly regarded civil rights lawyer.

Records Reveal High Cost of Security Contractors for Arizona Election ‘Audit’

American Oversight has obtained additional records from the Arizona Senate’s election “audit” that provide more details about the high cost of the security contractors hired to guard the operation.

Records Previously Held by Cyber Ninjas Reveal New Details About Arizona ‘Audit’ Payments

On Wednesday, the Arizona Senate released records related to its partisan election “audit” that had been previously held by lead contractor Cyber Ninjas.

Investigations

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.

Voter-ID Proposals in States Across the Country

In many states, conservative lawmakers are responding to 2020’s record turnout by proposing voting-rights restrictions, including voter identification requirements. We’re investigating the origins and influences behind new proposals in states…

State Proposals to Restrict Protests

American Oversight is investigating state-level efforts aimed at curtailing protests, including bills that contain harsher punishments for crimes committed during demonstrations or provide criminal liability shields to drivers who hit…