Topic: Voting Rights

News Roundup: Exploiting the Big Lie

February 18, 2022
Catch up on the latest news about threats to democracy, voting rights, and the pandemic with this week’s newsletter.

News Roundup: There’s a Memo for That

February 4, 2022
In recent weeks, we’ve seen even more clearly how much the focus of the election-overturning efforts was on the Jan. 6 Electoral College certification. Recently unearthed memos support that conclusion.

Legislative Leaders in Arizona, Wisconsin Were Sent Memos Regarding the Ability of State Lawmakers to Alter Selection of Electors Following 2020 Election

February 1, 2022
The memos, obtained by American Oversight, suggest that in November 2020, Arizona Senate President Karen Fann and Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos sought legal advice about whether legislators had the power to alter the selection or actions of electors after the election had taken place.

Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan Answers Questions in American Oversight, Phoenix Newspapers Lawsuit for ‘Audit’ Records

January 28, 2022
During Thursday’s questioning, Logan said he would not be turning over documents anytime soon, despite several court rulings having found them to be public records subject to release.

News Roundup: Cyber Ninjas CEO Sits for Deposition, Justice Department Investigating Fake Electors

January 28, 2022
The fake electoral certificates, copies of which were first uncovered by American Oversight last year, have remained a focus of efforts to unravel the full extent of the plot to subvert the 2020 election.

December 2020 Emails to Arizona Lawmakers Reveal Election Deniers’ Plans for Scanning and Throwing Out ‘Invalid’ Ballots

January 24, 2022
The emails obtained by American Oversight, which outlined a plan to overturn Trump’s election loss in Arizona, also included members of Trump’s legal team.

Wisconsin Judge Orders Gableman to Provide Court with Election Investigation Records Within 10 Days

January 21, 2022
On Friday, a Wisconsin judge ordered the attorney running Wisconsin’s partisan investigation of the 2020 election to turn over to the court sealed copies of records related to the inquiry.

Arizona Appeals Court Rejects State Senate’s Broad Use of Legislative Privilege to Withhold ‘Audit’ Records

January 21, 2022
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that the Senate must immediately produce more than 1,000 documents related to the Maricopa County election “audit” that don’t fall under a narrowly defined framework of legislative privilege.

American Oversight v. Arizona Senate – Arizona Court of Appeals Ruling on Legislative Privilege

January 21, 2022
Ruling from the Arizona Court of Appeals denying relief in Arizona Senate's claims of blanket legislative privilege over records related to its election "audit" of Maricopa County.

News Roundup: Demands for Accountability in Fake-Electors Plot

January 21, 2022
The brazen scheme to subvert the 2020 vote by having pro-Trump electors submit false electoral certificates — which American Oversight obtained through FOIA — has heightened demands for accountability.