Topic: Voting Rights

FOIA to Starr County, TX Seeking Voter Roll Maintenance Directives

June 7, 2019
FOIA to the Starr County, Texas seeking communications regarding voter roll maintenance.

FOIA to Zavala County, TX Seeking Voter Roll Maintenance Directives

June 7, 2019
FOIA to the Zavala County, Texas seeking communications regarding voter roll maintenance.

Duval County in Florida Supervisor of Elections Communications Regarding Voter Fraud Activists

June 3, 2019
Records from the Duval County Supervisor of Elections in Florida of communications mentioning public figures and organizations, such as the Heritage Foundation, who have prominently claimed that voter fraud is widespread and advocated for restrictions on voting.

FOIA to Cobb County, Georgia Seeking Communications from the State Elections Director Regarding Voter Roll Maintenance

June 3, 2019
FOIA to Cobb County, Georgia seeking communications from the State Director of Elections related to voter roll maintenance and potential purging of voter rolls.

FOIA to Gwinnett County, Georgia Seeking Communications from the State Elections Director Regarding Voter Roll Maintenance

June 3, 2019
FOIA to Gwinnett County, Georgia seeking communications from the State Director of Elections related to voter roll maintenance and potential purging of voter rolls.

Records from Cameron County, Texas Regarding Communications with Voter Fraud Activists

May 31, 2019
Records from the the Cameron County Elections Administrator regarding communications with public figures and activists who have prominently claimed that voter fraud is widespread and advocated for restrictions on voting.

No Records Response from Taylor County in Florida for Communications Concerning Cybersecurity and Election Security

May 29, 2019
No records response from Taylor County, Florida relating to communications between county officials and the federal government concerning cybersecurity or election security.

Records from Gwinnett County Regarding Communications with Voter Fraud Activists

May 14, 2019
Records received from Gwinnett County Voter Registration and Elections in Georgia in response to American Oversight's request for communications between officials and voter fraud activists. These records include lists of cancelled voter registrations.

Threats to Democracy in the States

May 13, 2019
Government corruption at the state level has flourished — and has often gone unchecked thanks to the decline in local journalism and the urgency of addressing federal misconduct. With one party controlling the governorship and both legislative houses in more than half of the states, feeble checks on power combined with underutilized state open records laws have allowed state and local governments to avoid the same scrutiny devoted to federal agencies. American Oversight’s State Accountability Project is filling the void, channeling its expertise in open records litigation to expose state-level corruption and threats to democracy.

No Records Response from Florida House of Representatives Regarding Rep. James Grant Communications With Activists and Elections Officials

May 7, 2019
The Florida House of Representatives stated that it had no records of communications between state Representative James Grant, other state officials, and public figures such as former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, regarding voter fraud, voting rights, or elections.