Case Number: 21-2440

Records from the Wisconsin State Assembly Concerning Contracts with Entities Investigating the November 2020 Election

September 2, 2022
Records from the Wisconsin State Assembly in response to American Oversight’s records requests for records and communications regarding the legislature’s investigation of the November 2020 election, including contractual and policy documents from the offices of Speaker Robin Vos and Wisconsin Reps. Janel Brandtjen and Joe Sanfelippo. 

Judge in American Oversight Lawsuit Says Wisconsin Assembly’s Election Investigation Has Found ‘Absolutely No Evidence’ of Fraud

July 28, 2022
On Thursday, a Wisconsin judge said that American Oversight’s litigation for records from the state’s partisan election investigation has revealed that investigation has shown “absolutely no evidence of election fraud.”

Wisconsin Assembly’s Partisan Election Investigation Frequently Destroyed Public Records

June 23, 2022
During a hearing in our lawsuit for public records from the investigation, Michael Gableman — the lawyer heading the inquiry — provided testimony indicating that records had been frequently destroyed.

Wisconsin Judge Orders State Assembly, Speaker Vos Not to Delete Records from Election Investigation

May 4, 2022
“I’m frankly amazed that I have to say don’t destroy records that are subject to an open records request or order that to occur,” the judge said on Wednesday.

Court Finds Wisconsin Assembly, Speaker Vos in Contempt in American Oversight’s Election Inquiry Records Lawsuit

March 30, 2022
The judge ruled that Speaker Robin Vos and the Assembly continue to “willfully violate a court order” and ordered the defendants to pay American Oversight’s legal fees, along with potential additional fines.

American Oversight Files Motion to Hold Speaker Vos in Contempt for Failure to Comply with Wisconsin Public Records Law

December 3, 2021
On Friday, American Oversight asked the court to hold Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Vos in contempt of court for failing to comply with the court’s order to release contractors’ records related to the baseless investigation of the 2020 election.

Selected Court Filings: American Oversight v. Wisconsin State Assembly – Wisconsin Election Investigation Records

December 3, 2021
Litigation filed by American Oversight against the Wisconsin State Assembly seeking the release of records — including communications and contracts with contractors — concerning an investigation into the state’s November 2020 election results.

Court Orders Release of Wisconsin Election Investigation Records

November 5, 2021
Assembly and Speaker Robin Vos must release within 10 days records created prior to Aug. 27 related to the Assembly’s partisan review of the 2020 election.

Court Orders Wisconsin Assembly to ‘Immediately’ Release Records from Election Investigation or Show Cause

October 8, 2021
In the order, the judge wrote that it appears Vos and the Assembly had “unjustifiably withheld and refused to release the contractor records to which the Petitioner is entitled,”

Order: American Oversight v. Wisconsin State Assembly – Election Investigation Records

October 8, 2021
Order from the Dane County Circuit Court in Wisconsin directing the Wisconsin Assembly to produce records sought by American Oversight's litigation or show cause to the contrary at a hearing on November 5, 2021.