The House voted on Wednesday, mostly along party lines, to overhaul the Electoral Count Act — a significant step in addressing the Jan. 6 insurrection. The bill clarifies the vice president’s role in presiding over the congressional certification as being ceremonial, and would make it harder for members to object to a state’s electoral votes.
American Oversight Sues South Dakota Governor
We filed a lawsuit this week against South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and the state’s Department of Labor and Regulation for failing to provide records of expenses related to Noem’s activities in office.
Wisconsin Election Investigation
For the past year, American Oversight has been fighting to uncover the facts about the Wisconsin election review, the people behind it, and the partisan interests promoting it. We’ve created a four-day newsletter e-course to review our findings, explain what happened, and discuss why it matters. To sign up, click here.
Former President Trump is facing an unprecedented array of investigations, with some major developments shaping the news this week. On Wednesday, New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a civil fraud lawsuit against Trump, three of his adult children, and the Trump Organization, accusing the business of deceiving lenders and insurers by misleadingly inflating property values.
Meanwhile, Trump’s legal team appears to have met some setbacks in the investigation of his handling of classified documents.
Some of the most prominent supporters of Trump’s election lies are facing investigations and legal troubles of their own.
In a series of political stunts, conservative governors have sent undocumented migrants to cities across the country, with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is now facing two lawsuits for his relocation program, including a federal class action suit filed this week for having sent a group of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard allegedly with false promises of jobs as an inducement.
Separately, the Justice Department said it will drop all charges against the Massachusetts state court judge and the retired court officer who were accused of allowing a defendant to avoid Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention in 2018.