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.

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.

Wisconsin’s Baseless Investigation of the 2020 Election

Following the 2020 election, Wisconsin joined a growing list of states where allies of former President Trump launched bogus “investigations” as part of an effort to cast doubt on the…

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…

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

Education, Threats to Democracy

The ‘Alternate Electors’ Plot to Overturn the 2020 Election

Government Transparency, Voting Rights, Threats to Democracy, Trump Accountability

Efforts to Audit and Undermine the 2020 Election in Pennsylvania

Voting Rights, Threats to Democracy

The Trump Administration’s Controversial ‘Operation Legend’ Program

Civil Rights, Threats to Democracy

Trump’s Pressure Campaign on the Justice Department to Overturn 2020 Election Results

Threats to Democracy, Trump Accountability

Wisconsin’s Baseless Investigation of the 2020 Election

Voting Rights, Threats to Democracy

State Proposals to Restrict Protests

Civil Rights, Domestic Terrorism and White Nationalism, Threats to Democracy

The Arizona Senate’s Partisan Audit of Maricopa County Election Results

Voting Rights, Threats to Democracy

Arizona’s Anti-Democracy Legislation

Voting Rights, Threats to Democracy

Attacks on Voting Rights in Arizona

Voting Rights, Threats to Democracy, Voting Rights

Attacks on Absentee Voting During the 2020 Campaign

Voting Rights, Threats to Democracy, Voting Rights

Conservative Attorneys General Group’s Involvement in the Jan. 6 March to the Capitol

Voting Rights, Threats to Democracy, Trump Accountability, Voting Rights

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

Government Transparency, Voting Rights, Threats to Democracy, Trump Accountability, Voting Rights

The Failed Texas Lawsuit Challenging 2020 Election Results

Campaigns, Government Transparency, Voting Rights, Threats to Democracy, Trump Accountability, Voting Rights

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

Domestic Terrorism and White Nationalism, Government Transparency, Threats to Democracy, Trump Accountability, Voting Rights

The January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol

Domestic Terrorism and White Nationalism, Threats to Democracy, Trump Accountability

Efforts to Undermine the 2020 Election Results

Campaigns, Voting Rights, Threats to Democracy, Voting Rights

Combating Domestic Terrorism and Right-Wing Violent Extremism

Domestic Terrorism and White Nationalism, Threats to Democracy, Trump Accountability