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Arizona Judge Orders Cyber Ninjas CEO to Sit for Deposition

January 18, 2022
The court warned that failure to appear at depositions scheduled for Jan. 27 could result in sanctions and potentially a civil arrest warrant. 

News Roundup: A Coordinated Coup Attempt

January 14, 2022
We’ve written a lot about the Big Lie’s evolution — from fear-mongering about voter fraud to the attempts to subvert the 2020 election, to the ongoing partisan election reviews — and the network of activists who have been keeping this anti-democratic movement alive.

American Oversight Sues Pennsylvania’s Fulton County for Key Audit Records

January 13, 2022
The lawsuit follows requests made by American Oversight under Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law for documents from the review conducted by Fulton County in December 2020 and February 2021.

Fake Electoral Certificates Obtained by American Oversight Draw Renewed Scrutiny

January 12, 2022
The phony documents were submitted to Congress by Republicans in several states who sought to overturn Biden’s 2020 election victory by casting the state’s electoral votes for Trump instead.

Investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol Attack: One Year Later

January 6, 2022
There are still many unanswered questions about that dark day for U.S. democracy. Here is a look at what we’ve uncovered through public records requests and litigation, as well as what we’re still seeking to learn.

News Roundup: What We’ve Learned This Year

December 23, 2021
From the disturbing violence of Jan. 6 to the ongoing efforts to restrict voting and cast doubt on the integrity of the 2020 election, 2021 has shown us just how fragile our democracy is.

American Oversight Files Third Lawsuit for Wisconsin Election Investigation Records

December 22, 2021
A Wisconsin court ordered Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and the Office of Special Counsel to produce records related to the ongoing partisan investigation of the 2020 election or show cause.

‘Justice Is Our Client’: DOJ Texts Reveal Officials’ Response to Trump’s Election-Overturning Schemes

December 20, 2021
“If the [acting attorney general] gets fired for not publicly espousing a falsehood, I walk,” texted top DOJ official Claire Murray on Jan. 3, 2021.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DHS and DOJ — Communications with Proponents of the ‘Big Lie’ in Weeks Following 2020 Election

December 15, 2021
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department seeking officials’ communications with Fox News hosts, Trump Campaign associates and allies, and proponents of the stolen-election lie from the weeks following the 2020 presidential election, as Trump allies sought to overturn the election’s results.

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.