Type of Post: News

News Roundup: Election Denial Is Alive in Arizona

December 2, 2022
The refusal by officials in Cochise County in Arizona to certify their midterm results is a reminder of the toxic staying power of election denial.

Cyber Ninjas CEO’s Text Messages About Arizona ‘Audit’ Reveal Frequent Contacts with Election Deniers

December 1, 2022
Former CEO Doug Logan’s communications reveal contact with numerous election deniers about potential future audits as well as funding issues.

American Oversight Files Amicus Brief in Texas Lawsuit Challenging Governor’s Trans Child Abuse Rule

November 30, 2022
American Oversight has obtained records that reveal that the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services adopted new policies and procedures in response to Abbott’s February directive.

American Oversight Receives Supplemental Response in Lawsuit Over Youngkin’s ‘Inherently Divisive Concepts’ Tip Line

November 23, 2022
The governor’s office said it had no records responsive to our request for emails sent in response to submissions — or for records detailing the policies and procedures governing the tip line.

American Oversight Sues IRS for Trump Political Appointees’ Communications About Comey and McCabe

November 17, 2022
The lawsuit comes after former White House Chief of Staff told the New York Times that the former president repeatedly called for the IRS to investigate his perceived enemies.

American Oversight Obtains Text Messages Related to Florida’s Transportation of Migrants to Martha’s Vineyard in September

November 14, 2022
In response to public records requests, including those filed by American Oversight, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office on Monday released 87 pages of records related to its September flights transporting nearly 50 undocumented immigrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard.

In the Documents: Emails Show Nationwide Network of Election Deniers Pushing for Election Audits

November 4, 2022
In the two years since the 2020 election, Trump-allied conspiracy theorists and voter-fraud alarmists across the country have led efforts to sow distrust in U.S. elections, pushing government officials to embrace false claims of widespread fraud, coordinating with other election deniers, and encouraging a parade of sham election audits and partisan investigations.  

American Oversight Sues Sheriff Dar Leaf of Barry County, Mich., for Communications with Election Conspiracy Group

November 4, 2022
Leaf’s office has said that releasing records of communications with True the Vote, a group that propagates misinformation and lies about voter fraud, would interfere with law enforcement proceedings.

American Oversight to Appeal Judgment Allowing Government Agencies to Withhold Certain Communications with Congress

October 26, 2022
American Oversight filed notice that it plans to appeal an August judgment allowing government agencies to withhold certain communications with Congress by using a FOIA exemption typically reserved for agency employees.

DeSantis’ Office Contacted Abbott’s Office Regarding Migrant Flights to Martha’s Vineyard

October 19, 2022
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office appears to have been in contact with the office of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott regarding DeSantis’ migrant flight program, according to documents obtained by American Oversight and reported on by the Miami Herald.