Topic: Campaigns

Investigations Update: Krebs’ Firing, Federal Record Preservation Laws, and Trump’s Contacts with Michigan Officials

November 24, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into the presidential transition process, the Trump administration’s compliance with document preservation laws, and false claims of widespread voter fraud.

News Roundup: Overstepping Authority and Undermining Democracy

November 19, 2020
It’s now been nearly two weeks since Biden was declared the winner of the presidential election, but President Trump and his most partisan supporters continue their attempts to thwart the will of U.S. voters.

Presidential Transition Transparency

November 19, 2020
The peaceful transfer of power from one administration to a newly elected government is a centuries-long hallmark of American democracy. But the unprecedented actions of Trump, the White House, and political appointees in his administration have attempted to destabilize that tradition. American Oversight is investigating potential political interference in the lawful transition of power to President-elect Joe Biden.

Efforts to Undermine the 2020 Election Results

November 19, 2020
President Trump’s refusal to acknowledge the results of the 2020 election and concede to President-elect Biden has fanned the flames of dangerous conspiracy theories and social unrest. American Oversight seeks to shed light on ways federal and state officials are abetting his efforts by promoting baseless claims of voter fraud to undermine the election’s legitimacy — and the next administration.

News Roundup: Trump’s Warped Priorities

November 12, 2020
As the nation rapidly approaches a quarter of a million deaths, President Trump is consumed with delegitimizing the election by pushing dangerous and unfounded claims about voter fraud.

American Oversight Launches Investigation into Wisconsin, Arizona Officials Repeating Trump Campaign’s Voter Fraud Allegations

November 12, 2020
None of these officials, nor the Trump campaign or the RNC, have provided any evidence to support these claims.

Investigating GSA’s Interference in Presidential Transition

November 10, 2020
Emily Murphy, the Trump appointed GSA administrator, has failed to sign the memo authorizing the use of government resources by the transition team of President-elect Joe Biden.

News Roundup: Lessons from Election Week

November 6, 2020
While Americans have waited days for the results to become clear, certain truths about the threats to Americans’ voting rights were put into stark relief.

Preguntas Abiertas Sobre los Aliados de Trump

November 4, 2020
Se ha dicho con verdad: "Dime con quién andas y te diré quien eres." En el caso del Presidente Donald Trump, un dicho que revela el círculo de corrupción que él ha creado a su alrededor. Veamos los funcionarios de la mayor confianza de Trump, empezando con los miembros de su gabinete y su familia. Así revelamos los tentáculos de la corrupción.

Preserving Voting Rights in Kentucky

November 2, 2020
The promotion of the myth of widespread ballot fraud has given voter-suppression efforts greater traction in multiple states, including Kentucky. We’re investigating the state’s election administration amid the coronavirus pandemic as well as the actions and motives of the state’s Ballot Integrity Task Force.