Topic: Campaigns

Dunlap Files for Temporary Restraining Order to Stop Election Commission From Hiding Records

January 9, 2018
In the wake of a significant legal victory for Secretary Dunlap, on January 3, President Trump abruptly dissolved the PACEI, citing ongoing litigation and resistance from state election officials as reasons for doing so. The White House announced a plan to transfer the commission’s “initial findings” to DHS so the agency can continue the commission’s work.

Dunlap Motion For a Temporary Restraining Order

January 9, 2018
Filing in Dunlap lawsuit for a temporary restraining order (TRO) to preserve his access to information and documents related to the now-defunct Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (PACEI) and to bar the commission from transferring its findings to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Statement: Trump Dissolves Pence-Kobach Voter Fraud Commission

January 3, 2018
American Oversight has represented Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap, a member of the election commission, in an ongoing lawsuit to enforce his rights as a commissioner. On December 22, a federal judge ruled that Dunlap could not be excluded from participating in the commission's work.

Dunlap v PACEI Reply Brief

December 8, 2017
Reply brief filed by Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap in support of his motion for a preliminary injunction to force the Presidential Advisory Committee on Election Integrity (PACEI) to allow him to participate in its work.

Transcript: Dunlap v. PACEI November 17, 2017 Conference

November 30, 2017
Transcript of the teleconference held on November 17, 2017 in Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap's lawsuit against the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (PACEI).

Maine Secretary of State Dunlap Election Commission Lawsuit

November 16, 2017
Update: Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap filed for a preliminary injunction in his lawsuit to enforce his right to access key documents and information as a member of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Dunlap is represented by nonpartisan ethics watchdog American Oversight and the law firm of Patterson Belknap, based in New York City.

Austin Evers Discusses Trump Inaugural Funds on MSNBC

September 18, 2017
American Oversight's Executive Director, Austin Evers, spoke with MSNBC's Ari Melber about President Trump's pledge to donate his surplus inauguration contributions to charity and the importance of holding the administration accountable.