Newly Surfaced Recording Reveals ALEC and GOP Election Attorneys Working with State Legislators to Question Validity of Election

The revelations were presented during a February 2020 Council for National Policy strategy session about elections. American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) CEO Lisa Nelson told a room full of conservative activists that ALEC had been working with three GOP attorneys on “action items that legislators can take to question the validity of an election.” The …

Documented publishes 59 internal videos from the highly secretive Council for national policy

For almost four decades, the Council for National Policy (CNP) has convened secret organizing meetings for leaders and donors on the right in U.S. politics. The members and meeting attendees include the leaders of groups like the Heritage Foundation, the Federalist Society, Alliance Defending Freedom, the Family Research Council, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), …

Coal Giant Murray Energy Had Affiliation with Individuals Connected to Ohio Coal and Nuclear Bailout Legislation Bribery Scheme

A newly surfaced document reveals an affiliation between coal giant Murray Energy and two individuals connected in a $60 million bribery and racketeering scheme. Documented is the first to report Murray Energy’s previous relationship with individuals connected in the case. Jeffrey Longstreth, a longtime political aide to former Ohio State House Speaker Larry Householder, and …

Trump visits oil billionaires, Republican donors as part of Texas campaign stop

Trump is visiting Midland, TX today to visit an oil rig owned by Double Eagle Energy. State and federal campaign finance data show that Double Eagle executives Cody Campbell and John Sellers are major donors to Republican causes, including the Trump re-election campaign. Despite making more than a billion dollars in the oil and gas …

Front Group Created by Lobbying Firm Worked Alongside Trump Administration to Gain Support for NEPA Rollbacks from Republican Governors

A campaign dubbed “Building a Better America” worked behind-the-scenes, alongside the Trump Administration, to seek out support from Republican Governors for rolling back the 50-year-old National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Building a Better America is a 501(c)(4) entity run by two lobbying firms that share many of its staff, 50-State LLC and GuidePost Strategies, and …

ALEC Legislator Tells Constituents to “STOP GETTING TESTED” for Coronavirus

Ohio State Representative Nino Vitale said in a Facebook post on Tuesday to “STOP GETTING TESTED.” The Huffington Post first reported on the post.  The Huffington Post reported Vitale has previously said he would not wear a mask because they cover the “image and likeness of God” and falsely claimed there are “many studies that exist …

Corporate-Backed ALEC Creates Secret Internal Project to Work on Redistricting and Election Issues

Updated on June 17th, 2020 to include details of the “process working group” meeting during the 2019 States and Nation Policy Summit. More than a year before the 2020 election, the GOP-dominated and corporate-backed American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) created a secret working group that would address redistricting, ballot measures, and election law. The working …

William Perry Pendley’s Fossil Fuel Funding

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt named William Perry Pendley as deputy director of policy and programs for the Bureau of Land Management in July of 2017. Since then, Pendley has served as acting head of the Bureau, with Bernhard extending his tenure by Secretarial Order in May of 2020. Interior is now facing multiple lawsuits that …