Topic: Voting Rights

In the Documents: Emails from Wisconsin Legislature, Elections Commission Regarding Efforts to Investigate 2020 Election

January 19, 2022
Records obtained by American Oversight include communications about the state’s bipartisan elections commission, which is currently under attack by state Republicans, as well as emails sent to state Rep. Janel Brandtjen by a conservative attorney who tried to overturn Wisconsin’s 2020 election results.

American Oversight Obtains Records Revealing Increases in Wisconsin Election Investigation’s December Expenses

January 18, 2022
From September to December 2021, salary expenditures nearly doubled in Michael Gableman’s partisan election investigation, which has extended into the new year.

News Roundup: A Coordinated Coup Attempt

January 14, 2022
We’ve written a lot about the Big Lie’s evolution — from fear-mongering about voter fraud to the attempts to subvert the 2020 election, to the ongoing partisan election reviews — and the network of activists who have been keeping this anti-democratic movement alive.

American Oversight Sues Pennsylvania’s Fulton County for Key Audit Records

January 13, 2022
The lawsuit follows requests made by American Oversight under Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law for documents from the review conducted by Fulton County in December 2020 and February 2021.

American Oversight Files Emergency Motion Seeking Depositions, Penalties from Cyber Ninjas and Doug Logan

January 10, 2022
American Oversight on Monday filed an emergency motion asking an Arizona court to compel “audit” contractor Cyber Ninjas and CEO Doug Logan to answer questions under oath regarding the failure to release public records from the inquiry.

News Roundup: Fighting for Our Democracy — and Winning

January 6, 2022
Accountability is more important than ever in ensuring our elections remain free and fair, and that our democracy withstands these attacks.

Investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol Attack: One Year Later

January 6, 2022
There are still many unanswered questions about that dark day for U.S. democracy. Here is a look at what we’ve uncovered through public records requests and litigation, as well as what we’re still seeking to learn.

Court Orders Depositions of Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Vos and Counsel in Lawsuit Seeking Release of Election Investigation Records

January 4, 2022
American Oversight has sued Speaker Robin Vos for failing to release documents related to the Assembly’s partisan investigation of the 2020 election.

News Roundup: What We’ve Learned This Year

December 23, 2021
From the disturbing violence of Jan. 6 to the ongoing efforts to restrict voting and cast doubt on the integrity of the 2020 election, 2021 has shown us just how fragile our democracy is.

American Oversight Files Third Lawsuit for Wisconsin Election Investigation Records

December 22, 2021
A Wisconsin court ordered Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and the Office of Special Counsel to produce records related to the ongoing partisan investigation of the 2020 election or show cause.