DHS Records of Travel Expenses to Swing States

Records from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in response to American Oversight’s request for records reflecting expenses incurred from trips of top officials to swing states in the run-up to the 2020 election.

The records revealed that acting Secretary Chad Wolf’s trips to battleground states in the days and weeks before the 2020 election cost taxpayers more than $220,000, the majority going to the cost of government planes. Those trips — to Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona, and Texas — were criticized for their politicized messaging and potential violations of the Hatch Act. Read more about the records in Time.