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FOIA to DOJ Seeking Officials’ Communications with the Trump White House About the Big Lie

November 1, 2021
FOIA request to the U.S. Department of Justice seeking officials' communications with the Trump White House about the Big Lie. 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.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Officials’ Communications with the Trump White House About the Big Lie

November 1, 2021
FOIA request to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security seeking officials' communications with the Trump White House about the Big Lie. 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.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Officials’ Communications with the Trump Campaign and Associates

November 1, 2021
FOIA request to the U.S. Department of Justice seeking officials' communications with the Trump campaign and associates regarding the Big Lie. 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.

Lawyers in Florida Attorney General’s Office Mocked December 2020 Lawsuit Seeking to Overturn Election Results

October 27, 2021
One staff member called Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit “bats--t insane” — the day before Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody joined 16 other state attorneys general in supporting it.

Texas Governor’s Office Communications with Pro-Audit Activists and Trump White House

October 26, 2021
Records from the Texas Office of the Governor in response to American Oversight's request for email and text message communications with pro-audit activists and former President Donald Trump’s associates. These records include letters sent to former President Donald Trump.

News Roundup: Jan. 6 Accountability and Election ‘Audit’ Transparency

October 22, 2021
The Jan. 6 attack isn’t the only consequence of the Big Lie that Trump allies are trying to shield from public scrutiny.

American Oversight Files Second Lawsuit Against Wisconsin Assembly Speaker for Election Investigation Records

October 19, 2021
This is the second lawsuit filed by American Oversight for records about the Assembly’s partisan election inquiry.

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.

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.

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.