Topic: Campaigns

American Oversight v. Arizona Senate – Arizona Supreme Court Denial of Senate Motion

September 14, 2021
Order from the Arizona Supreme Court leaving in place rulings from two lower courts that had determined that records in the physical custody of the company Cyber Ninjas — the lead contractor in the state Senate’s sham election "audit" — are public records and must be released.

Wisconsin Rep. Sanfelippo Email Containing Key Terms Related to External Election Funding

June 15, 2021
Email communication from Wisconsin Rep. Joe Sanfelippo in response to American Oversight's request for records regarding external funding to municipal elections and related complaints or investigations. This email contains key terms related to external election funding.

News Roundup: Sham Audits and the Fruits of Disinformation

May 27, 2021
American Oversight's fight for transparency in the Arizona Senate's sham "audit" of ballots cast in Maricopa County continued this week, with the court on Thursday scheduling an oral argument for July 7 in our lawsuit seeking the release of planning documents and records of related communications.

Records Request to South Dakota Governor’s Office Seeking Campaign Trip Costs

April 8, 2021
Records request to the South Dakota Governor's Office seeking records related to campaign trip costs made by Gov. Kristi Noem.

Records Show Nearly $60,000 in Staff Costs for Swing State Travel of Trump EPA and Labor Chiefs

March 15, 2021
Trips to swing states ahead of the election by former EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and former Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia cost taxpayers nearly $60,000 in staff travel and expenses.

American Oversight Obtains Seven Phony Certificates of Pro-Trump Electors

March 2, 2021
The phony electoral vote certificates from seven states were submitted to Congress as part of the failed attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

Records Request to South Dakota Governor Seeking Campaign Trip Security Costs

March 1, 2021
Records request to the South Dakota Governor's office seeking records related to campaign trip security costs for Gov. Kristi Noem.

The Failed Texas Lawsuit Challenging 2020 Election Results

February 10, 2021
A failed legal challenge led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton attempted to overturn the 2020 election results by invalidating results from battleground states won by President Joe Biden. American Oversight is seeking communications about the case between the Department of Justice and the various attorneys general of states that joined the suit, including Florida, Missouri, and others.

Investigations Update: Florida Vaccine Distribution, Anti-Protest Measures, and Trump’s Efforts to Overturn Georgia’s Election Results

February 9, 2021
See the latest in our investigations into the coronavirus pandemic response and into officials’ attempts to interfere with democracy.

Investigations Update: The Efforts by Trump — and Top Officials — to Overturn the Election

February 2, 2021
See the latest in our investigations into Trump’s efforts to overturn the presidential election and multiple state lawmakers’ ties to the Capitol attack.
Left to right: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, former President Donald Trump, and Maryland Delegate Daniel Cox.