Topic: Government Transparency

Wisconsin Judge Orders State Assembly, Speaker Vos Not to Delete Records from Election Investigation

May 4, 2022
“I’m frankly amazed that I have to say don’t destroy records that are subject to an open records request or order that to occur,” the judge said on Wednesday.

Maryland Governor’s Office Records Regarding Wickr Communications

May 2, 2022
Records from the Office of the Governor in response to American Oversight’s request for recent Wickr communications since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

News Roundup: Let the Records Show

April 29, 2022
Yet another extension to Gableman’s investigation, a ruling in Arizona on Cyber Ninjas “audit” records, and the latest on the Jan. 6 investigation.

News Roundup: Victory in Wisconsin

April 22, 2022
A Wisconsin court has ordered the state Assembly’s election investigation to stop deleting records. Meanwhile, new details have emerged about congressional leaders’ initial response to the Jan. 6 attack.

DOD Records Released in Response to Request for Email Communications Regarding General Counsel Michael Ellis

April 21, 2022
Records released by the Department of Defense in response to American Oversight’s request for email communications regarding the appointment process of Michael Ellis as general counsel of the National Security Agency.

Judge Orders Wisconsin Assembly Election Investigation to Stop Deleting Records

April 21, 2022
A Dane County Circuit Court judge ordered the Assembly’s Office of Special Counsel, which is overseeing the partisan investigation of the 2020 election, “not to delete or destroy any record” that could be responsive to American Oversight’s public records requests.

American Oversight Asks Court to Force Wisconsin Election Investigation to End Its ‘Alarming’ Practice of Regularly Deleting Records

April 20, 2022
In a recent letter, the Wisconsin Assembly’s office conducting its partisan election review admitted that it “routinely deletes” public records, maintaining — incorrectly — that it is not subject to the state’s public records retention law.

News Roundup: Efforts to Overturn 2020 Are Not Over

April 15, 2022
Our fight for records from election reviews isn’t just about transparency — it’s also about exposing the blatantly partisan and dangerously anti-democratic motivations behind those sham investigations.

News Roundup: Ongoing Investigations, Ongoing Lies

April 8, 2022
So long as any purported evidence remains in short supply, so-called “investigations” into election fraud can be sustained on lies and vague assertions.

News Roundup: Vos Held in Contempt in Election Inquiry Lawsuit

April 1, 2022
Efforts to avoid accountability have gone hand in hand with today’s threats to democracy.