Former President Donald Trump reprimanded a top Republican lawmaker in Wisconsin who… hired retired police officers to investigate the 2020 elections.
A Friday night tweemail selected Meeting Speaker Robin Vos and two other GOP lawmakers in the state, claiming they are working to cover up wrongdoing and avoid a “forensic audit” of the November game.
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Wisconsin Republican leaders Robin Vos, Chris Kapenga and Devin LeMahieu are working hard to cover up election corruption in Wisconsin. They are actively trying to avoid a forensic audit of election results, especially those that took place in Milwaukee, one of the most corrupt election venues in the country. Don’t fall for their lies!” Trump said in a statement from his Save America PAC.
“These REPUBLICAN ‘leaders’ must stand up and support the people who elected them by giving them a full forensic examination. If they don’t, I have no doubt they will be put first and quickly will lose function,” he added. .
Vos announced in May that he would hire police officers and a lawyer to investigate portions of the November 2020 general election. Contracts obtained by the Associated Press reported this week that he has already hired a number of people to investigate “potential irregularities and/or illegalities” in the 2020 presidential election.
“A significant portion of people believe the election was illegal,” Vos told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “And democracy cannot flourish if both sides do not believe that both sides have had a fair chance in the end.”
The Associated Press report noted that Republicans had ordered a review of the election by the impartial Legislative Audit Office, and Vos said he was not anticipating an audit similar to the GOP’s controversial Maricopa County review. headed Arizona Senate in Wisconsin because he hired retired investigators.
Some Wisconsin lawmakers have argued that Vos’s investigation into the 2020 election doesn’t go far enough. State Representative Dave Murphy, who attended the audit in Arizona, called the speaker: “fool” to be skeptical of the Maricopa County audit.
Wisconsin Election Officers found it just 27 cases of voter fraud amid 3.3 million ballots cast, a total roughly in line with previous election cycles, sparking criticism among Democrats who argue Republicans are on a misguided fishing expedition.
“Whatever excuse Republicans have for massive fraud in Wisconsin, it’s just not true,” Democratic state Senator Jon Erpenbach said. “It’s all based on ‘the big lie’. They need to stop spreading ‘the big lie’.”
Arizona’s GOP-led Senate has ordered an audit of the 2020 elections in Maricopa County, which will include a manual recount and ballot inspection. The review has been criticized by state officials and Arizona Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, who is now… run for governor. The US Department of Justice has also indicated that it will bursts out post-election controls.
The audit, the results of which are expected to be published in a report later this summer, took place at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. It has attracted Republican lawmakers from other states, including: Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Wisconsin, and inspired calls for copycat reviews elsewhere.
President Joe Biden defeated trump card with about 20,600 votes in Wisconsin. Government Tony Evers the results certified early December after a canvas and some provincial reports. Although the Trump campaign and its allies across the country filed several lawsuits over widespread voter fraud, they were flatly thrown out by the courts.
Representatives for Fox and Trump did not immediately respond to the Washington Examiner’s requests for comment.
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