Topic: Civil Rights

Records Request to Georgia Governor’s Office Seeking Communications Concerning Texas Anti-Abortion Bill S.B. 8

October 25, 2021
Records request to the Georgia Governor's Office seeking external communications with select outside individuals and entities concerning Senate Bill 8, an anti-abortion bill in Texas.

Records Request to Texas House of Representatives for Communications Concerning Anti-Abortion Bill S.B. 8

October 25, 2021
Records request to the Texas House of Representatices seeking external communications with select outside individuals and entities concerning anti-abortion Senate Bill 8.

Records Request to Idaho Senate for Communications with Heritage Foundation and Other Select Groups

October 25, 2021
Records request to the Idaho Senate seeking external communications with select outside individuals and entities, including the Heritage Foundation, America Legal First, and Alliance Defending Freedom.

News Roundup: Congressional Hearing on Arizona ‘Audit’; Lawsuit Against Wisconsin Assembly; and New Report on Trump’s DOJ Pressure Campaign

October 8, 2021
Arizona’s bogus election review continues to have far-reaching, democracy-undermining effects in Texas, Wisconsin, and elsewhere.

Order: American Oversight v. Brad Raffensperger et.al. – Records Related to Elections

October 1, 2021
Order from the Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia, in American Oversight's ongoing lawsuit regarding the release of public records related to Georgia elections. American Oversight is seeking to depose Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger regarding his involvement in his office's pattern of stonewalling open records requests. The court denied Raffensperger's request to limit the scope of discovery in the case, but said that it would not rule on whether American Oversight may depose Raffensperger until other depositions have been completed.

News Roundup: The Arizona ‘Audit’ Was — and Still Is — a Dangerous Political Stunt

September 24, 2021
From the beginning, the “audit” was a sham process designed to provide a pretext for restricting voter access.

From Voter-Fraud Myths to Bogus Election Audits: The Evolution of the Big Lie

September 13, 2021
On Monday, American Oversight published an in-depth look at the "Big Lie" and the decades-long campaign by conservative activists and lawmakers to hype up the threat of voter fraud.

News Roundup: A Web of (Big) Lies

September 10, 2021
As lawmakers in various states move forward with their own sham election investigations, a web of familiar voter-fraud conspiracists have been linking up to promote the Big Lie.

News Roundup: The Big Lie’s Infiltration of State Governments

September 3, 2021
On Tuesday, the Arizona Senate released tens of thousands of pages of records related to its partisan election "audit."

DOJ Records of USMS Memos and Communications Related to Protest Response

September 2, 2021
Records from the Department of Justice in response to American Oversight's request for U.S. Marshals Service orders, guidance, or similar records concerning use of force, rules of engagement of law enforcement credentials from May 25 to Jun. 5, 2020. These records include related memos, requests, and communications.