Defense Department and Army Failed to Preserve Jan. 6 Text Messages — American Oversight Calls for Investigation

In response to American Oversight’s litigation, the Defense Department and the Army have confirmed in court filings that the phones of certain former senior Trump administration officials had been wiped — and that any text messages from Jan. 6, 2021, were not preserved.
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News Roundup: More Revelations about Attacks on Voting Rights

September 9, 2022
News in multiple states revealed further examples of the partisan effort to undermine public confidence in elections and restrict voting rights.

In the Documents: Emails from Fulton County, Georgia, Regarding Election Administration in 2020 and 2021

June 23, 2022
Emails obtained by American Oversight from Fulton County, Ga., provide insight into the partisan effort to dig up evidence of fraud after the election, and shed light on some of the tension regarding an attempt to oust the county’s elections director.

Emails from Spring 2021 Show County Officials’ Opposition to Local Election Board Restructuring in Georgia

December 1, 2021
American Oversight has obtained records showing backlash among county election officials against efforts to give partisan actors control over election administration.
A red hand putting a ballot in a box and a blue hand putting a ballot in a box. The map of Georgia on top of them.

American Oversight Reaches Landmark Open Records Settlement with Georgia Secretary of State

November 8, 2021
In a memo to interested parties, American Oversight outlines how the court settlement improves open records access for future requesters.
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How State Voting Restrictions Perpetuate Voter-Fraud Lies and Continue Efforts to Undermine the 2020 Election

June 4, 2021
Top officials — including Georgia’s Gabriel Sterling — who stood firm against former President Trump’s stolen-election lies have nonetheless avoided criticizing, or have even voiced support for, anti-democratic voting restrictions.

News Roundup: Voting Rights and Trump Accountability

May 7, 2021
In addition to focusing on threats to voting rights and democracy, American Oversight has also been working to hold Trump officials accountable for their actions.

News Roundup: From Georgia to Arizona

April 8, 2021
Like Georgia's new voting restrictions, a partisan election audit in Arizona is predicated on the lie about widespread voter fraud.

News Roundup: Spotlight on the States

March 18, 2021
It’s Sunshine Week, and we’re continuing to shine a light on the actions of state governments across the country to narrow access to our democracy or to use public office to serve the few.

Investigations Update: Covid-19 in Immigration Detention, MPD’s Kettling of Protesters, and Covid-19 Liability Shields

March 16, 2021
See the latest in our investigations into the spread of Covid-19 in immigration detention centers, D.C. police response to last summer’s racial justice protests, and state and local officials’ involvement in the “Stop the Steal” rally.