Republicans Wisconsin, who lead the state’s partisan investigation into the 2020 election results on Monday, warned that they would face subpoena if election officials did not cooperate, trying to overturn President Biden’s victory in the state. He defended the legitimacy of the investigation by declaring that it was not.
“We are not disagreeing with the outcome of the 2020 election,” claimed Michael Gableman, a conservative former Supreme Court judge who oversees the investigation, in a video posted on YouTube. .. The investigation “may include active and comprehensive audits if the facts found justify such a course of action,” he said.
The video from Mr. Gableman comes after he and the Republican legislative leader in Wisconsin face increasing criticism from both the far right and the Democratic Party of their party. Rights accused Mr. Gableman of not doing enough to lie about the 2020 elections disseminated by former President Donald J. Trump. The Democratic Party has drawn a $ 680,000 survey into elections as a distraction from wasting state resources and other necessary businesses.
Gableman was assigned to investigate Mr. Trump’s false allegations that state elections were stolen from him almost three months ago by Republican Chairman of the Wisconsin State Capitol, Robin Foss. The five-minute video released on Monday was the first large official statement by Gableman outlining the scope and purpose of the study.
The Republican Party’s ongoing efforts to reassess the 2020 results in Wisconsin result from Trump allies elsewhere making significant efforts to undermine Mr. Biden’s victory.
Republicans in Arizona are nearing the end of a month-long review of ballots in Maricopa County. Republicans in Pennsylvania last week approved driver’s licenses and partial social security number subpoenas for all voters in the state. And 18 states, including Texas this month, passed legislation this year to add new voting restrictions.
In recent weeks, conservatives in the Wisconsin Trump Alliance have shown public dissatisfaction with the pace and transparency of Mr. Gableman’s investigation. This month, a group led by former Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clark Jr., a prominent provider of false allegations about elections, held a rally at Madison’s State Capitol, where Gableman and state Republican leaders said. I challenged the result of 2020.
Gableman said in his investigation Monday that local government officials running the Wisconsin elections needed to prove that the vote was done properly. He said the local clerk must follow the subpoenas he may issue.
Milwaukee and Green Bay electorates ignored the previous subpoena issued by the Republican chairman of the Parliamentary Election Commission for ballots and voting machines. Vos refused to approve these subpoenas.
“The responsibility to prove that our elections were fair, inclusive and accountable lies with the government and the private profits that worked for it,” Gableman said. “People are not responsible for showing prior to an investigation that a civil servant and his contractor have cheated.”
Gableman added that he did not plan to release the information to the public on a regular time frame, but will release it when he deems it appropriate.
“My job as a special counsel is to collect all relevant information. I draw my own conclusions, but my goal is to be a citizen of everything I know and learn. Put it in front of you so that you can make your own decisions. “He said.
Democrat Ben Wickler, chairman of the Wisconsin Democratic Party, said Gableman’s video is evidence that state Republicans are at odds with each other as to how far the election campaign should go.
“Robin Foss and his far-right” investigator “Michael Gableman are clearly angry that they don’t think the most extreme fringes are far enough to entertain conspiracy theories.” Mr. Wickler said. “They are wasting taxpayers’ money to serve the political interests of a small group of Republican insiders who want to undermine voting freedom. It’s a fake, a waste of time and money, and we. Is damaging the democracy of. “