election fraud

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 […]

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Is America experiencing a different kind of civil war?

BY: - August 30, 2021

Wars are not always fought by armed military forces with guns, bombs, stealth fighters, and sophisticated weaponry. And the enemy is not always clearly defined. Even the reasons for war often lack clarity. But the division and fighting still rage, nonetheless. At first glance, you might think characterizing the divisiveness that America is experiencing today […]

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Speaker Robin Vos flies with former President Donald Trump to talk election audit on 8/21/21 | Vos official Facebook

Vos kisses Trump’s ring

BY: - August 23, 2021

In a disgusting display of cowardice and obsequiousness, Speaker Robin Vos felt it necessary to bow down to Donald Trump and to kiss his ring (or somewhere south of that). This is the same Robin Vos whom Trump had slammed back in June as a liar and a fake leader who was “working hard to […]

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 […]

An audit employee on June 9, 2021, works at a station that images ballots to detect alleged counterfeit ballots.

Elections chair initiates a forensic Arizona-style audit in Wisconsin

BY: - July 27, 2021

Apparently Speaker Robin Vos’ hiring of former law enforcement officers to conduct an election investigation, under the direction of former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman, is not sufficient for some members of his Republican legislative caucus.  Rep. Janel Brandtjen (R-Menomonee Falls), who chairs the Assembly Campaign and Elections Committee, announced Monday she has decided […]

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Focus in on sign at protest: You have no right to take away my Right to Vote

New voter restrictions fit a long pattern

BY: - April 6, 2021

In this current debate about whether to expand or restrict voting, each side is probably  spot on about the basic motivations of the politicians on the other side of the argument. GOP legislators say expansion, such as expressed in a sweeping measure in Congress, H.R.1, intended to achieve nearly universal voting, is a power grab […]

Election committee members schooled during latest non-public hearing

BY: - April 1, 2021

The Assembly continued its partisan “investigation” into the 2020 presidential elections with a third invite-only hearing before the Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections on Wednesday.  While Democrats and voting access advocacy groups have labeled past hearings a “sham,” the answers from the sole invited guest were in marked contrast to the first two hearings […]

Pres. Trump from the back leaving UN press conference

Repeated election lies feed into bad voter laws, say experts

BY: - January 26, 2021

Former President Donald Trump has exited the White House. The violent mob he riled up that ransacked the Capitol was expelled. And rioters didn’t show up to ruin the inauguration of President Joe Biden. But the words of presidents linger. And those words retain power.  “The president of the United States occupies a rhetorical position […]

Rep. Tom Tiffany

Rep. Tiffany condemned Capitol violence, but appeared at closed-door rally with radio host calling for ‘war’

BY: - January 14, 2021

Just days after the U.S. Capitol was attacked by pro-Trump insurrectionists, Rep. Tom Tiffany appeared at a closed-door rally in Wausau that featured inflammatory speeches from right-wing radio host Vicki McKenna and other far-right Republicans.  Tiffany condemned the Jan. 6 violence but still voted to overturn the results of November’s presidential election, even after the […]