By Martin Walsh, Conservative Brief
Wisconsin’s legislature has voted to approve an audit for the state’s 2020 presidential election results.
Former state Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman has been appointed to oversee the investigation of the audit.
“With no public hearing or public meetings — using merely a paper ballot distributed by Republican leadership to members’ offices — the committee that sets the Legislature’s agenda voted along party lines 5-3 to hire staff and officially begin an election audit under the direction of Speaker Robin Vos,” the Wisconsin Examiner reported.
“The brief 5-line ballot did not specify any funding — or cost limits — on the election investigation, but Republicans have indicated they plan to spend $680,000 on ‘at least to start’ in their hunt to find fraud and a ‘steal’ of the presidential election,” the report continued.
“The actual ballot wording allows Vos to appoint someone to ‘oversee an Office of Special Counsel’ investigating the integrity of the election (Well before the vote he had already tapped former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman — an outspoken critic of the 2020 presidential election),” the report added.
“The Wisconsin presidential election is also being audited by the Legislative Audit Bureau, a nonpartisan legislative agency,” the report noted. “And it has been confirmed as accurate in three canvases, two partial recounts, random machine audits, the Wisconsin Elections Commission oversight and withstood various court challenges.”
The Examiner report added:
In a sign that there is still a division among Republican election skeptics, some legislators are getting lobbied to support the Brandtjen audit instead of Vos’ plan. Previously, that audit was referred to by supporters as a ‘cyber forensic audit,’ but with Vos now calling his audit by that name, Brandtjen’s supporters are now demanding a ‘Full Forensic Physical and Cyber Audit’ (or FFPCA for short) in contrast with Vos’ ‘forensic cyber audit.’
Proponents of election-fraud theories, both groups, and individuals, continue to express dissatisfaction with Vos on various message boards and email lists viewed by the Examiner. A key difference appears to be their desire to seize machines and materials.
Wisconsin has been in the news a lot lately.
Wisconsin “lost track” of roughly 82,000 mail-in ballots in the state in the 2020 presidential election, the Daily Signal reported.
Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump by 20,682 votes in Wisconsin last November.
Wisconsin losing track of more than 82,000 mail-in ballots in the state represents more than four times the margin of difference between Biden and Trump, according to a report from the nonprofit Public Interest Legal Foundation.
The Daily Signal reports:
Joe Biden defeated then-President Donald Trump by 20,682 votes in Wisconsin in the November presidential election. However, according to the legal foundation’s report, 82,766 mail-in ballots in the state were either undeliverable or suffered an unknown fate.
A further breakdown by the legal group shows that 1.4 million ballots were sent by mail. Of those, 6,458 were undeliverable. An additional 2,981 mail-in ballots were rejected. The vast majority, 76,308, met an “unknown” fate.
“The federal data show the 2020 election had more mail ballots that were never counted than the margin of victory in the presidential election in Wisconsin,” J. Christian Adams, president of the Public Interest Legal Foundation, said in a statement.
“This isn’t the way to run an election,” said Adams, a former Justice Department lawyer in the Voting Section. “Mail ballots invite error, disenfranchisement of voters, and puts the inept U.S. post office determining the outcome of elections.”