Topic: Voting Rights

In the Documents: Emails Show Nationwide Network of Election Deniers Pushing for Election Audits

November 4, 2022
In the two years since the 2020 election, Trump-allied conspiracy theorists and voter-fraud alarmists across the country have led efforts to sow distrust in U.S. elections, pushing government officials to embrace false claims of widespread fraud, coordinating with other election deniers, and encouraging a parade of sham election audits and partisan investigations.  

American Oversight Sues Sheriff Dar Leaf of Barry County, Mich., for Communications with Election Conspiracy Group

November 4, 2022
Leaf’s office has said that releasing records of communications with True the Vote, a group that propagates misinformation and lies about voter fraud, would interfere with law enforcement proceedings.

News Roundup: Election Denial and the 2022 Vote

October 28, 2022
Election denial has already infected the upcoming midterm elections, and American Oversight’s investigations are continuing to document abuses of power by officials across the country.

News Roundup: Election Deniers Gear Up for Midterms

October 21, 2022
As the November elections get closer, the number of candidates on the ballot beholden to the Big Lie remains alarmingly high.

News Roundup: The ‘Central Cause’ of Jan. 6

October 14, 2022
The House select committee investigating Jan. 6 held what was likely its final public hearing on Thursday.

American Oversight Asks Court to Order Further Searches in Lawsuit for Records from Kentucky’s 2020 ‘Ballot Integrity Task Force’

October 12, 2022
In July, the court ruled that the office of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron must release a number of public records it had improperly withheld following American Oversight’s open records requests.

Records Indicate the Involvement of Partisan Operatives in Gov. DeSantis’ Redistricting Plan

October 11, 2022
Records obtained by American Oversight and cited by ProPublica suggest that members of Gov. DeSantis’ office worked with consultants connected to the national Republican Party when drawing new congressional maps that would give his party a significant electoral advantage.

News Roundup: The Mar-a-Lago Files

October 7, 2022
An email released this week in response to our lawsuit shows the National Archives raised concerns about Trump records in May 2021 — but the Archives withheld more than 1,000 other documents citing ongoing law enforcement investigations.

In the Documents: Cyber Ninjas’ Communications with Election Deniers

October 5, 2022
Records of communications between Cyber Ninjas employees and several conspiracy theorists provide yet more evidence of the influence that prominent election deniers exercised in the partisan “audit” of votes cast in Maricopa County, Arizona.