Not so fast, Joe. Your presidential “win” may be forever stained with the deceit and fraud your party enacted to guarantee your victory.
The Republican-controlled Wisconsin state Assembly just OK’d an investigation into the 2020 presidential election after multiple fraud claims from President Trump and his associates. Joe Biden narrowly “won” the state of Wisconsin in 2020.
Wisconsin Democrats vociferously opposed the measure. However, at least some Democratic support is necessary if state Republicans decide to issue subpoenas to compel testimony and gather documents.
Donald Trump lost to Biden by fewer than 21,000 votes in Wisconsin. A partial recount affirmed those results. Trump and his allies repeatedly alleged wrongdoing, bringing several lawsuits to state and federal courts. Their legal efforts were wholly rejected, including a refusal from the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their case.
Several audits and recounts of the state’s voting machines showed no significant error despite evidence of compromised technology from Dominion.
Democrats are accusing Republicans of trying to score political points, undermine the public’s faith in elections, and insulting poll workers, but Republicans see it differently. State Republican leaders say the investigation is to establish whether election laws were broken, which would ultimately strengthen election integrity.
Trump’s election gripes have been heard loud and clear by Wisconsin Republicans as they introduce multiple election-related bills that would prevent future fraud from occurring. The bills would be sweeping reform to the way elections are handled in the state, especially in conditions that Democrats can manipulate, like a pandemic. The bills would limit the number of ballot drop boxes; require absentee voters to provide an ID for every election; limit who can automatically receive absentee ballots for every election; prohibit election officials from completing missing information on the certification envelopes returned by voters that contain absentee ballots; and create more paperwork for those who vote early in clerk’s offices.
By: Elizabeth Hobin