Topic: Voting Rights

News Roundup: Sham Wisconsin Election Investigation Has Rough Couple Weeks

October 15, 2021
The partisan election investigation currently underway in Wisconsin has had a bumpy couple of weeks, thanks to a series of missteps by the attorney leading the review and confusion surrounding recent subpoenas issued to various county and city officials.

News Roundup: Congressional Hearing on Arizona ‘Audit’; Lawsuit Against Wisconsin Assembly; and New Report on Trump’s DOJ Pressure Campaign

October 8, 2021
Arizona’s bogus election review continues to have far-reaching, democracy-undermining effects in Texas, Wisconsin, and elsewhere.

American Oversight Sues Wisconsin Assembly, Speaker Vos for Election ‘Investigation’ Records

October 8, 2021
The Assembly has failed to release documents related to its baseless and partisan investigation of the 2020 election, including records from hired contractors.

American Oversight Launches Investigation into Texas Election ‘Audit’

October 6, 2021
“As we’ve seen in Arizona, these phony audits have nothing to do with election security and are intended to perpetuate false claims of voter fraud to justify new restrictions on voting,” said American Oversight's executive director.

Texas’s ‘Forensic Audit’ of the 2020 Election

October 6, 2021
In September, the Texas secretary of state’s office announced a “full forensic audit” of the 2020 election — just hours after former President Donald Trump publicly asked Gov. Greg Abbott to do so. Texas joins the growing number of states launching baseless election investigations that undermine trust in democracy.

New Arizona ‘Audit’ Records Released

October 5, 2021
The records reveal an EAC commissioner’s early support for the “audit,” and provide yet more evidence of the partisan review’s partisanship and anti-democratic origins.

Order: American Oversight v. Brad Raffensperger – Records Related to Elections

October 1, 2021
Order from the Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia, in American Oversight's ongoing lawsuit regarding the release of public records related to Georgia elections. American Oversight is seeking to depose Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger regarding his involvement in his office's pattern of stonewalling open records requests. The court denied Raffensperger's request to limit the scope of discovery in the case, but said that it would not rule on whether American Oversight may depose Raffensperger until other depositions have been completed.

News Roundup: More Bogus Audits, Trump’s Covid-19 Postcards, and the Costs of ‘Operation Lone Star’

October 1, 2021
As we wrote last week, it did not matter that the sham “audit” of votes cast in Maricopa County repeated what had already been confirmed by actual independent audits — that Joe Biden defeated Trump. The election review’s primary outcome was in keeping conspiracy theories and lies about voter fraud alive for the multiple months it dragged on.

More Evidence of the Biased Origins of the Arizona Senate Election ‘Audit’

September 30, 2021
More documents were released last week by the Arizona Senate in response to American Oversight’s litigation for records from the problematic election “audit.”

Yavapai County, Ariz., Records Regarding Voter Canvassing

September 27, 2021
Records from the Board of Supervisors of Yavapai County, Ariz., in response to American Oversight's request for communications regarding reported in-person canvassing of voters.