Topic: Government Transparency

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.

News Roundup: More Bogus Audits, Trump’s Covid-19 Postcards, and the Costs of ‘Operation Lone Star’

October 1, 2021
As we wrote last week, it did not matter that the sham “audit” of votes cast in Maricopa County repeated what had already been confirmed by actual independent audits — that Joe Biden defeated Trump. The election review’s primary outcome was in keeping conspiracy theories and lies about voter fraud alive for the multiple months it dragged on.

Court Rules that USPS’s Excessive Redactions on Postmaster General DeJoy’s Calendar Were Not Properly Justified

September 30, 2021
The decision is the most recent update in American Oversight’s lawsuit against the Postal Service for DeJoy’s calendars from 2020.

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.

News Roundup: The Evolution of the Big Lie

September 16, 2021
This week saw two major victories for transparency in Arizona and Pennsylvania — and new developments in the partisan election investigation in Wisconsin.

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.

Amicus Brief: CREW v. DOJ – Attorney General Barr Memo

September 3, 2021
Amicus curiae brief filed by American Oversight representing members of the Senate in support of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington in its lawsuit against the Department of Justice seeking the release of the memo cited by then-Attorney General William Barr as his reasoning for not charging former President Donald Trump with obstruction of justice.

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."

News Roundup: Transparency Is Coming, Even Amid ‘Audit’ Report Delays

August 27, 2021
As the Arizona Senate continues its efforts to delay transparency in its election "audit," its contractors have introduced yet more delays of their own.

News Roundup: Warming Planet, Surging Pandemic, and Election-Undermining Reviews

August 13, 2021
It's been a busy news week, from the fast-growing U.S. surge in Covid-19 cases and the new "code red" report on global warming to news about efforts past and present to undermine the 2020 presidential election.