Topic: Voting Rights

News Roundup: Trump Accountability

December 23, 2022
This week, the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack released its much-anticipated final report on its findings.

American Oversight and the Big Stories of 2022

December 22, 2022
In 2022, American Oversight used records requests and litigation to obtain more than 750,000 pages of public documents.

Letter to Wake TSI: American Oversight v. Fulton County, Pa. – Election Officials’ Communications

December 22, 2022
Letter to Eugene Kern and Wake TSI regarding the preservation of election system analysis dated Feb. 19, 2021, and all related documents.

News Roundup: Supreme Court Hears Radical Legal Theory on Election Administration

December 9, 2022
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a redistricting-related case that raises a radical legal theory that could dramatically upend how federal elections are overseen.

The Radical Legal Theory Threatening Fair Election Administration

December 6, 2022
Partisan actors eager to tilt the election playing field in their favor are pushing a new tactic in their voter suppression toolkit: the independent state legislature theory, a fringe constitutional interpretation under which only state legislatures have the authority to regulate federal elections. While the Supreme Court ruled against the theory in June 2023, American Oversight is continuing to use open records requests to investigate the efforts of right-wing activists and partisan state lawmakers to consolidate election administration power.

News Roundup: Election Denial Is Alive in Arizona

December 2, 2022
The refusal by officials in Cochise County in Arizona to certify their midterm results is a reminder of the toxic staying power of election denial.

Cyber Ninjas CEO’s Text Messages About Arizona ‘Audit’ Reveal Frequent Contacts with Election Deniers

December 1, 2022
Former CEO Doug Logan’s communications reveal contact with numerous election deniers about potential future audits as well as funding issues.

News Roundup: Lawsuit Against IRS, Post-Midterms Election Denial

November 18, 2022
American Oversight sued the IRS for emails about James Comey and Andrew McCabe in light of recent news that Trump allegedly demanded the agency investigate them.

News Roundup: Testing Democracy

November 11, 2022
Tuesday’s midterm elections were yet another test of our endangered democracy.

News Roundup: The Activist Network Eroding Trust in Democracy

November 4, 2022
The same tactics used to cast doubt on the results of the 2020 election have already been deployed in advance of next week’s midterms.