Topic: Voting Rights

News Roundup: ‘Much To-Do About Nothing’

March 11, 2022
This week, the release of more than 700 pages of public records from the Wisconsin election investigation revealed that the probe has done little actual investigating.

In the Documents: New Details About the Origins of the Arizona Senate’s Discredited Election ‘Audit’

March 7, 2022
Further review of records obtained by American Oversight in our investigation of the “audit” of Maricopa County’s 2020 election reveal a letter from a state senator to then-Vice President Pence asking that he not certify Biden’s victory.

News Roundup: Legally Impossible, Democratically Dangerous

March 4, 2022
The post-election scramble to dig up any evidence of significant voter fraud has shown us that schemes don’t need to be legally possible, or even ground in reality, to be dangerous.

Arizona Court Rules Again That Cyber Ninjas’ ‘Audit’ Records Are Public Records

March 3, 2022
On Tuesday, an Arizona judge denied in its entirety Cyber Ninjas’ latest attempt to dismiss our lawsuit seeking the release of records from the state Senate’s partisan election review.

Wisconsin Court Orders Release of Election Investigation Records

March 2, 2022
On Wednesday, a Dane County Circuit Court judge found that the Wisconsin Assembly’s Office of Special Counsel, along with the Assembly and Speaker Robin Vos, had violated Wisconsin’s Open Records Law by refusing to release documents related to its ongoing partisan review of the 2020 election results.

Report on Wisconsin’s 2020 Election Investigation Released

March 1, 2022
The election probe, ordered by Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and led by conservative lawyer Michael Gableman, cost taxpayers at least $676,000 over nine months.

Records Request to Multiple Entities for Communications Between Select Legislators and Proponents of the Big Lie

February 25, 2022
Records request to multiple entities across the Arizona Senate and the Arizona House of Representatives for records reflecting communications between known proponents of the Big Lie and Sen. Sonny Borrelli, former Sen. Eddie Farnsworth, or former Rep. Anthony Kern.

Records Request to Multiple Entities for Communications Between Select Legislators and Reince Priebus or the Big Lie

February 25, 2022
Records request to multiple entities across the Arizona Senate and the Arizona House of Representatives for records reflecting communications between former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus or known proponents of the Big Lie and Sen. Sonny Borrelli, former Sen. Eddie Farnsworth, or former Rep. Anthony Kern.

Records Request to Multiple Entities for Communications Between Select Legislators and Mark Meadows or Proponents of the Big Lie

February 25, 2022
Records request to multiple entities across the Arizona Senate and the Arizona House of Representatives for records reflecting communications between Mark Meadows or known proponents of the Big Lie and Sen. Sonny Borrelli, former Sen. Eddie Farnsworth, or former Rep. Anthony Kern.

News Roundup: Threats to Voting Rights Accelerate

February 25, 2022
Here is this week’s latest news on our investigations into threats to democracy and voting rights, as well as on the pandemic in the U.S.