Topic: Voting Rights

News Roundup: From Georgia to Arizona

April 8, 2021
Like Georgia's new voting restrictions, a partisan election audit in Arizona is predicated on the lie about widespread voter fraud.

American Oversight Launches Investigation of Arizona Senate’s Partisan Election Audit

April 6, 2021
The founder of the firm hired by the state Senate to oversee the audit of Maricopa County’s 2020 election results repeatedly circulated lies about widespread voter fraud.

The Arizona Senate’s Partisan Audit of Maricopa County Election Results

April 6, 2021
Efforts to undermine the 2020 presidential election results in Arizona have culminated in an "audit" of votes cast in Maricopa County. Not only was the recount instigated by a partisan majority in the state legislature, but the founder of the firm hired by the state Senate to oversee the audit has repeatedly circulated conspiracies and lies about widespread voter fraud.

News Roundup: Georgia’s Attack on Voting Rights

April 1, 2021
As the nation reacts to the voting restrictions signed into law in Georgia, threats to democracy are alive across the country.

News Roundup: The Big Lie Becomes Big Policy

March 25, 2021
The sheer number of voting-restriction bills currently floating in state legislatures makes it hard to keep track of where each proposal stands. But they all point to the fact that conservative leaders and fundraisers have increasingly adopted such restrictions as a primary policy position.

News Roundup: Spotlight on the States

March 18, 2021
It’s Sunshine Week, and we’re continuing to shine a light on the actions of state governments across the country to narrow access to our democracy or to use public office to serve the few.

Investigations Update: Covid-19 in Immigration Detention, MPD’s Kettling of Protesters, and Covid-19 Liability Shields

March 16, 2021
See the latest in our investigations into the spread of Covid-19 in immigration detention centers, D.C. police response to last summer’s racial justice protests, and state and local officials’ involvement in the “Stop the Steal” rally.

Arizona’s Anti-Democracy Legislation

March 16, 2021
American Oversight is investigating the origins and potential effects of legislation that could take the power to elect the president away from voters and put it in the hands of state lawmakers.

Attacks on Voting Rights in Arizona

March 16, 2021
Lawmakers in Arizona have introduced a slew of bills that could make it harder for citizens to exercise their right to vote, including many restrictions on early and absentee voting. American Oversight is seeking information about the origins and effects of these proposals.

News Roundup: The Battles for the Last Election and the Next One

March 12, 2021
The attempts to overturn the election and keep Trump in power failed, but the forces behind them are still active and have shifted their focus to imposing new voting restrictions.