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Fake Electoral Certificates Obtained by American Oversight Draw Renewed Scrutiny

The phony documents were submitted to Congress by Republicans in several states who sought to overturn Biden’s 2020 election victory by casting the state’s electoral votes for Trump instead.
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Wisconsin Judge Orders Gableman to Provide Court with Election Investigation Records Within 10 Days

January 21, 2022
On Friday, a Wisconsin judge ordered the attorney running Wisconsin’s partisan investigation of the 2020 election to turn over to the court sealed copies of records related to the inquiry.
Wisconsin map with magnifying glass and gavel. Attorney Michael Gableman is next to these items in red.

Arizona Appeals Court Rejects State Senate’s Broad Use of Legislative Privilege to Withhold ‘Audit’ Records

January 21, 2022
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that the Senate must immediately produce more than 1,000 documents related to the Maricopa County election “audit” that don’t fall under a narrowly defined framework of legislative privilege.

San Francisco Immigration Court Officials Praised Increase in ‘In Absentia’ Deportations

January 21, 2022
Immigration officials in California celebrated a system that fast-tracked the cases of immigrants and resulted in significant increase in deportation orders, according to documents obtained by American Oversight and reported on by the San Francisco Chronicle.
screenshots of the emails between EOIR judges.

News Roundup: Demands for Accountability in Fake-Electors Plot

January 21, 2022
The brazen scheme to subvert the 2020 vote by having pro-Trump electors submit false electoral certificates — which American Oversight obtained through FOIA — has heightened demands for accountability.
Picture of the capitol riot, fake election certificates, and Doug Logan.

In the Documents: Emails from Wisconsin Legislature, Elections Commission Regarding Efforts to Investigate 2020 Election

January 19, 2022
Records obtained by American Oversight include communications about the state’s bipartisan elections commission, which is currently under attack by state Republicans, as well as emails sent to state Rep. Janel Brandtjen by a conservative attorney who tried to overturn Wisconsin’s 2020 election results.

Arizona Judge Orders Cyber Ninjas CEO to Sit for Deposition

January 18, 2022
The court warned that failure to appear at depositions scheduled for Jan. 27 could result in sanctions and potentially a civil arrest warrant.
AZ and Doug Logan

American Oversight Obtains Records Revealing Increases in Wisconsin Election Investigation’s December Expenses

January 18, 2022
From September to December 2021, salary expenditures nearly doubled in Michael Gableman’s partisan election investigation, which has extended into the new year.
Michael Gableman, Carol Matheis, and Andrew Kloster

News Roundup: A Coordinated Coup Attempt

January 14, 2022
We’ve written a lot about the Big Lie’s evolution — from fear-mongering about voter fraud to the attempts to subvert the 2020 election, to the ongoing partisan election reviews — and the network of activists who have been keeping this anti-democratic movement alive.
Background the Jan. 6th Attack, foreground: the states of AZ, GA, WI, and MI and a fake election certificate.

American Oversight Sues Pennsylvania’s Fulton County for Key Audit Records

January 13, 2022
The lawsuit follows requests made by American Oversight under Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law for documents from the review conducted by Fulton County in December 2020 and February 2021.
Pennsylvania map with Fulton County outline and a gavel on top.