Election 2020

COMMENTARY
Former Justice Michael Gableman | Screenshot from YouTube

Gableman video puts a polished gloss on election nonsense

BY: - September 21, 2021

On Monday, the ethically challenged former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice who is overseeing state Republicans’ “investigation” of Wisconsin’s 2020 presidential election released a six-minute video warning local elections clerks that he might use his subpoena powers to force them to hand over information. He also put them on notice that the burden of proving that […]

Washington D.C. Capitol riot 1/6/21 (Photo: Alex Kent via Tennessee Lookout)

Will backing Wisconsin’s Maricopa-style ‘fraudit’ hurt legislators’ contributions? 

BY: - September 14, 2021

Rep. Janel Brandtjen (R-Menomonee Falls) is making a name for herself. Out of the 99 members of the state Assembly, few representatives are recognizable to the general public. But as the chair of the Assembly elections committee who successfully pushed to launch a massive “Arizona-style audit,” Brandtjen’s office confirms that her emails, phone calls and […]

Pro-Trump rally with MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell on the steps of the Wisconsin State Capitol Dec. 7, 2020 (Photo by Luther Wu)

Republican senator schools colleagues on election falsehoods

BY: - September 9, 2021

The state Senate elections committee informational hearing held Wednesday afternoon was quite boring. There were no allegations, voiced by elected officials and Trump lawyers, that votes were stolen with the help of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg, as has happened previously at Assembly election committee meetings. There was no meltdown by a CEO of a pillow […]

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell at church

Taxpayer money for election probe funds Gableman travel

BY: - September 3, 2021

Speaker Robin Vos’ blank-check contract with Michael Gableman to investigate the Wisconsin presidential election includes a sizable budget line for travel. The contract also specifies that unlike Arizona, which conducted an election audit largely financed using private funds, the latest Wisconsin audit will be paid for exclusively by Wisconsin taxpayers. In the course of his […]

Vos’ moves to appease conspiracy election-fraud seeking groups appear to be failing

BY: - September 1, 2021

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 brief 5-line ballot did not […]

GOP to spend “$680,000, at least, to start” in hunt for disproven “steal”

BY: - August 25, 2021

On Wednesday dueling releases from the Republican and Democratic leaders of the state Assembly addressed the election audit that Speaker Robin Vos assured former President Donald Trump, who lost the 2020 election, he would perform while riding  on Trump’s plane to a rally on Saturday. The so-called audit is part of the project for which […]

My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell speaking into a microphone

Trump’s valentine to Brandtjen as Vos-Gableman are “going off the rails”

BY: - August 13, 2021

Former President Donald Trump has found a new Wisconsinite worthy of his praise — and taken another shot at beleaguered Assembly Speaker Robin Vos. Vos is fast becoming a scapegoat for the QAnon-wing of the Republican party despite his having waded very deep into the falsehoods and misinformation about the 2020 presidential election, spreading  them […]

Gov. Tony Evers vetoes bills making it harder to vote on Aug. 10 | Evers' YouTube

Evers blasts GOP legislators on anti-voter bills before vetoes

BY: - August 10, 2021

Tuesday, Gov. Tony Evers took to the rotunda of the state Capitol to publicly sign his vetoes on six election bills  passed by the Legislature’s Republican majority to make it more difficult to vote.  The bills are a reminder of “how precious our democracy is and how quickly it can be taken away,” Evers said. […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN: Signage at an early voting center on September 23, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Kaul, 21 AGs tell congressional leaders to guard against voter suppression, possibly reform the filibuster

BY: - August 3, 2021

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul, along with 21 other attorneys general, on Monday sent a letter to bipartisan congressional leaders urging them to pass legislation protecting against both voter suppression and election subversion and possibly reform the filibuster. “Following the 2020 presidential election, we witnessed something many of us considered unthinkable: an attempt by the then-sitting President of the United States […]

Michael Gableman talks about election audit and fraud

What Gableman doesn’t say reveals truths about Wisconsin election audit

BY: - August 2, 2021

Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman sat down for his first television interview on his super-sized role in the election investigation since Speaker Robin Vos upgraded him to “special counsel” giving him the power to hire and have free rein in determining what the “Arizona-style audit” he will oversee actually does. However, in response […]

(Photo: Alex Kent via Tennessee Lookout)

‘Big Money Behind the Big Lie’ exposes the Bradley Foundation role

BY: - August 2, 2021

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos caved to the right-wing of his Republican caucus on Friday, expanding the election review he had ordered to include a full, “forensic” dissecting of ballots in an effort to find fraud in an election that has been reviewed and found to be accurate and fair by various courts, canvasses and the […]

A member of the Senate's election audit team demonstrates how auditors will manually tally each of the 2.1 million ballots cast in the presidential election in Maricopa County in 2020. Photo by Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | Arizona Mirror

Speaker Vos caves on new election audit after another scolding

BY: - July 30, 2021

Last Tuesday, Speaker Robin Vos swatted aside a request for an Arizona-style forensic audit of the Wisconsin election that was being initiated by Rep. Janel Brandtjen (R-Menomonee Falls). Vos responded that he was already conducting such an audit and she should take a look at his scope statement if she had any doubts. He also […]