Topic: Voting Rights

The Activist Network Eroding Trust in Democratic Elections

October 5, 2022
Embracing conspiracy theories that the 2020 election was stolen, a nationwide network of Trump-allied activists aims to discredit democracy and undermine confidence in the electoral process.

News Roundup: Following the Digital Paper Trail

September 30, 2022
From the Pentagon’s deleted Jan. 6 text messages to new information about top Trump officials’ efforts to overturn the election, this week underscored the importance of following the digital paper trail.

In the Documents: Florida Gov. DeSantis’ Meetings with Election Conspiracy Group

September 27, 2022
DeSantis’ office met multiple times with a right-wing group whose co-founder promoted an Islamophobic conspiracy theory about an election worker, according to documents obtained by American Oversight and reported on by CNN.

News Roundup: Electoral Count Act, Trump Investigations, and Lawsuit Against SD Governor

September 23, 2022
Former President Trump is facing an unprecedented array of investigations, with some major developments shaping the news this week.

News Roundup: A Cruel and Cynical Stunt

September 16, 2022
The vilification of immigrants has reached new and cynical depths this week amid two stunts by right wing governors that used migrants as political pawns.

DOJ Records Released in Response to Request for Communications Between Officials and Lawmakers Concerning ‘The Big Lie’

September 13, 2022
Records released by the Department of Justice in response to American Oversight’s request and litigation for communications between agency officials and specific state and federal lawmakers. American Oversight seeks these records in light of reports indicating extensive efforts by the Trump administration to overturn the results of the November 2020 presidential election.

News Roundup: The Threats to Our Democracy

September 2, 2022
President Biden gave a primetime address in which he warned of the growing danger to our democracy and urged the nation to fight against the extremism and lies that threaten it.

News Roundup: ‘The Evidence Speaks for Itself’

August 19, 2022
The costly repercussions of the Wisconsin election investigation were thrown into stark relief this week.

News Roundup: Deleted Jan. 6 Texts and ‘Practical Impossibilities’

August 5, 2022
Our FOIA litigation revealed that the Defense Department and the Army also deleted the text messages of top Trump administration officials from the day of the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection.