Topic: Campaigns

Records Show Hundreds of Thousands Spent on Swing State Travel of Trump Cabinet Members

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.

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.

News Roundup: Looking Ahead

January 22, 2021
The anti-democratic forces that brought Trump to office remain a serious threat at all levels of government.

American Oversight Demands Records of Raffensperger, Kemp Communications with White House and Trump Lawyers

January 5, 2021
Following news of the president’s alarming call with Georgia’s secretary of state, we’re investigating Trump’s efforts to pressure state officials to overturn election result

News Roundup: The Long Month Ahead

December 17, 2020
With just over a month left in his administration, there is still plenty of time for President Donald Trump to cause lasting damage.

Records Shed Light on Justice Department’s Handling of Roger Stone and Michael Flynn Cases

December 14, 2020
American Oversight obtained documents showing the DOJ sought to avoid Barr facing questions about Stone’s and Flynn’s cases, as well as contact between senior agency officials and conservative lawyer Sidney Powell, who represents Flynn.

News Roundup: A Litany of Failures

December 10, 2020
The past nine months have seen their share of difficult, frustrating, and even infuriating news. But the past week has aptly captured the administration’s failure to control the pandemic, and the tragic results of that failure, as few previous weeks have.