Topic: Voting Rights

Nonpartisan ERIC System Is Still Under Threat — And So Are Voting Rights

May 9, 2024
Records we uncovered have provided new details on ERIC alternatives pushed by right-wing groups.

American Oversight Statement on Arizona Election Interference Indictments

April 26, 2024
American Oversight first obtained and published the fake electoral certificates, and has investigated the post-election activities of several of those indicted in the Arizona attorney general’s case.

Records Provide More Evidence of How Far-Right Conspiracy Theories Influenced Louisiana’s Departure from ERIC

April 4, 2024
Text messages we obtained, reported on by Votebeat, provide more evidence of how the fringe Gateway Pundit website influenced the state’s 2022 withdrawal from the nonpartisan voter-roll maintenance organization.

Judge Recommends John Eastman Be Disbarred for Efforts to Overturn 2020 Election

March 28, 2024
American Oversight has investigated Eastman’s activities in the wake of the 2020 election and uncovered his connections to other election deniers.

American Oversight and Campaign Legal Center Urge Investigation into Potential Election Law Violation in Columbia County, Georgia

March 12, 2024
A contract with EagleAI for services related to Columbia County’s voter lists could violate a law passed last year.

American Oversight Sues Cochise County for Records Related to Election Administration Changes

January 10, 2024
The lawsuit seeks documents related to county officials’ 2022 refusal to certify midterm results as well as other election-related changes.

Prominent Election Deniers’ Ties to ERIC Alternatives and Threats to Voting Rights in 2024

December 19, 2023
Conservative activists and Trump allies are pitching their own severely flawed alternatives to ERIC, presenting alarming implications for voting rights ahead of the 2024 election.

The Scramble to Replace ERIC: How States That Left Nonpartisan System Have Fallen Short

December 18, 2023
The documents outlined in American Oversight’s far-reaching investigation show that states have scrambled to find viable replacements — none of which provide ERIC’s security, reliability, or effectiveness.

The Right-wing Pressure Campaign That Led States to Abandon Crucial Voter-Roll Maintenance Organization

December 15, 2023
Records obtained by American Oversight in its far-reaching investigation reveal the motivations behind states leaving the Electronic Registration Information Center.

American Oversight Releases Report on Anti-ERIC Push and Its Threat to 2024 Election

December 13, 2023
The report provides a behind-the-scenes look at how the election denial movement led several states to abandon the bipartisan Electronic Registration Information Center — and what it means for voting rights and U.S. democracy.