News Roundup: The Jan. 6 Committee and Mark Meadows, and the Latest in the Wisconsin Election Investigation

December 10, 2021
The Wisconsin election investigation continues to show its partisan and anti-democratic colors, while former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows takes an accountability-dodging page out of his old boss’s playbook. Here’s the latest news on threats to U.S. democracy — and how American Oversight is fighting to expose them.

Wisconsin Rep. Brandtjen’s Communications Regarding Election Investigations

December 9, 2021
Records obtained by American Oversight include a legal memo requested by Brandtjen — who has called for a “full forensic audit” of the 2020 election — regarding the validity of subpoenas issued in attorney Michael Gableman’s partisan election investigation.

American Oversight Obtains Texas County Election Officials’ Communications About Secretary of State Election Audit

December 8, 2021
The emails from Collin and Tarrant counties reflect confusion among local election officials after the Texas secretary of state’s office announced a “full forensic audit” of election results in late September.

American Oversight Files Motion to Hold Speaker Vos in Contempt for Failure to Comply with Wisconsin Public Records Law

December 3, 2021
On Friday, American Oversight asked the court to hold Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Vos in contempt of court for failing to comply with the court’s order to release contractors’ records related to the baseless investigation of the 2020 election.

Efforts to Audit and Undermine the 2020 Election in Pennsylvania

December 3, 2021
Pennsylvania has joined the growing number of states where partisan actors have launched baseless election investigations, with Republican lawmakers initiating in September 2021 a “forensic investigation” into the state’s 2020 election results.

News Roundup: Robin Vos and Michael Gableman’s Partisan Investigation

December 3, 2021
Wisconsin’s partisan election investigation got a dose of public accountability this week.

North Carolina House Communications Related to Efforts to Mandate U.S.-Manufactured Voting Equipment

November 29, 2021
Records released in response to American Oversight's requests to North Carolina state Reps. George Cleveland, Kyle Hall, Keith Kidwell, and Jeffrey McNeely for communications about efforts to mandate that voting equipment be manufactured or developed in the United States. Cleveland, Hall, Kidwell, and McNeely sponsored a bill requiring that election hardware and software be produced in the United States.

Expense Records Reveal New Details about Wisconsin’s Partisan Election Investigation

November 24, 2021
The documents obtained by American Oversight include details about travel and reimbursements, as well as information about the investigation’s office space, which includes sublease agreements with conservative lawyers paying much of the total rent.

Wisconsin Assembly Records of Communications with Election Investigation Contractors

November 19, 2021
Records released by the Wisconsin Assembly in response to American Oversight's request seeking communications between contractors investigating the 2020 election and external entities.

Wisconsin Assembly Records of Gableman Investigation Costs and Contracts

November 19, 2021
Records released by the Wisconsin Assembly in response to American Oversight's request for contracts, cost estimates, expense records, and other documents associated with the election investigation being conducted by Michael Gableman.