Investigations Into Threats to Democracy

Conspiracy theories and lies about stolen elections have escalated beyond rhetoric to very real threats of seditious and extremist violence. American Oversight is using its public records expertise to expose public officials at all levels of government who have promoted the violence and dangerous lies that imperil our democracy.

State and Local Officials’ Involvement in Jan. 6 Trump Rally and Capitol Attack

American Oversight is investigating reports of government officials from across the country having participated in the Jan. 6 rally and subsequent deadly mob attack on the U.S. Capitol in support…

Trump’s Pressure on Georgia Officials to Overturn 2020 Election Results

Conservative figures including then-President Donald Trump put significant pressure on Georgia officials to overturn the results of the 2020 election after Joe Biden won the state. We’re seeking records from…

Efforts to Undermine the 2020 Election Results

The Jan. 6, 2021, mob attack on the U.S. Capitol was a direct result of former President Trump's incitement and refusal to acknowledge the results of the 2020 election, but…