Topic: Voting Rights

Order: American Oversight v. Wisconsin Assembly and Office of Special Counsel – Election Investigation Records

December 21, 2021
Order from the Dane County Circuit Court in Wisconsin directing the Wisconsin Assembly and its Office of Special Counsel to produce records sought by American Oversight’s litigation or show cause to the contrary at a hearing on January 21, 2022.

News Roundup: Presidential Coups and Election Reviews

December 17, 2021
New and alarming details about the involvement of key figures — from members of Congress to Kanye West — in former President Donald Trump’s bid to overturn a free and fair election have continued to trickle out over the last week.

Election Denier Phil Waldron’s Communications with Arizona Senate Leaders

December 14, 2021
Waldron’s name has emerged in news reports about the investigation into Mark Meadows’s role in Trump’s efforts to overturn the election, providing yet another reminder of the links between those efforts and partisan election reviews in multiple states.

News Roundup: The Jan. 6 Committee and Mark Meadows, and the Latest in the Wisconsin Election Investigation

December 10, 2021
The Wisconsin election investigation continues to show its partisan and anti-democratic colors, while former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows takes an accountability-dodging page out of his old boss’s playbook. Here’s the latest news on threats to U.S. democracy — and how American Oversight is fighting to expose them.

American Oversight Obtains Texas County Election Officials’ Communications About Secretary of State Election Audit

December 8, 2021
The emails from Collin and Tarrant counties reflect confusion among local election officials after the Texas secretary of state’s office announced a “full forensic audit” of election results in late September.

Documents from Wisconsin Election Investigation Reveal Contact with Mike Lindell, Other Partisan Activists

December 6, 2021
The emails from conspiracy theorist Lindell were sent to Michael Gableman, the lawyer running the investigation, the same month that Gableman attended Lindell’s “cyber symposium” in South Dakota.

American Oversight Files Motion to Hold Speaker Vos in Contempt for Failure to Comply with Wisconsin Public Records Law

December 3, 2021
On Friday, American Oversight asked the court to hold Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Vos in contempt of court for failing to comply with the court’s order to release contractors’ records related to the baseless investigation of the 2020 election.

Selected Court Filings: American Oversight v. Wisconsin State Assembly – Wisconsin Election Investigation Records

December 3, 2021
Litigation filed by American Oversight against the Wisconsin State Assembly seeking the release of records — including communications and contracts with contractors — concerning an investigation into the state’s November 2020 election results.

Efforts to Audit and Undermine the 2020 Election in Pennsylvania

December 3, 2021
Pennsylvania has joined the growing number of states where partisan actors have launched baseless election investigations, with Republican lawmakers initiating in September 2021 a “forensic investigation” into the state’s 2020 election results.

News Roundup: Robin Vos and Michael Gableman’s Partisan Investigation

December 3, 2021
Wisconsin’s partisan election investigation got a dose of public accountability this week.