Madison, Wisconsin (AP) —Robin Vos, Chairman of the Wisconsin State Capitol, said Tuesday. Advocate of decertification President Joe Biden’s victory in the fierce battle state was hours before he and the top Republican senator discussed this topic with the county Republican leaders.
Voss told The Associated Press that he is calling on those who believe the 2020 elections cannot be revoked to discuss with supporters of Wednesday’s revocation.
“We still don’t believe we have the ability to revoke certification, but we hear people who bring in experts say we can and see if they can prove their claim. “Vos said in an interview.
Voss has been under pressure from former President Donald Trump and other Republicans who support him False allegations Vos said he wasn’t doing enough, saying that the election was stolen and that Biden’s victory was revoked.
The meeting will take place earlier this month after an investigator hired by Voss, a former judge of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Michael Gableman, urged lawmakers to consider revoking Biden’s victory.
“I’m confident Robin will fulfill his moral obligations,” Trump said last week, following up on Gableman’s findings, including the dissolution of the bipartisan Wisconsin Election Commission. Vos says it doesn’t support it. “Imagine he could only be disqualified as a voter,” Trump said.
Voss and other Republican leaders reiterated that it would not be done, citing an opinion from a parliamentary independent lawyer who said such a move was illegal. Rick Esenberg, director of the conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law and Freedom, also said that revocation of certification is illegal.
One of the people attending the meeting with Vos on Wednesday is former Menomonee Falls President Jefferson Davis. He held two rallies at the Capitol, attended by Tim Ramtun. Republican Governor Candidate A representative of the state that introduced a resolution to revoke the vote.
Davis said he and others would provide Vos with evidence that 250,000 to 300,000 fake ballots were cast in the elections and that revocation of certification would be legal. ..
Davis said the goal was to convince Voss and other Republicans that Biden’s victory had to be withdrawn or the elections had to resume.
“Tomorrow we have to change the mind, head and soul of Robin Foss,” Davis said.
Biden’s victory over Trump with just under 21,000 votes has endured proceedings, recounts, and reviews by the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Freedom and the Independent Legislative Audit Office.
Gableman’s report, Panned by Democrats and Republicans, Did not provide evidence to support Davis’s allegations that more than 250,000 people voted illegally. To date, only 24 of the approximately 3.3 million balloters in Wisconsin have been charged with fraudulent elections. Trump’s own Attorney General He says there was no widespread scam.
Still, some Republicans refused to retreat, and Vos approved Gableman. Continue the investigation.
Also on Tuesday, the Green County District Attorney will not file a criminal accusation against members of the Wisconsin Election Commission after determining that there is not enough evidence to prove that he had committed the crime by the time of the 2020 elections. Stated.
Three district attorneys In order to support the voting of residents due to pandemic restrictions, it has decided to oppose prosecution against board members who voted not to send election agents to nursing homes in 2020.
So far, district attorneys in the Milwaukee, Racine, and Green counties have refused to prosecute as recommended by Trump-backed sheriffs because of lack of evidence. Republican Marge Bostelmann was the latest member to be prosecuted.
On Wednesday night, in Prover, Voss, State Republican Speaker Paul Farrow and Senate Republican Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu planned to meet with County Republican leaders.
Farrow, who convened the meeting, said he hoped that about half of the discussion would focus on the issue of election integrity.
Farrow said he was focusing on the fall elections. Democratic Governor Tony Evers And Republican Senator Ron Johnson It’s on the ballot, not the 2020 re-litigation. He wants local leaders to feel the same after the meeting.
A Marquette University Law School Poll 67% of Wisconsin residents, announced earlier this month, said they were very or somewhat confident that the election results were accurate. However, 61% of Republicans were not confident.
Davis said GOP leaders need to listen more to the concerns of grassroots Republicans who believe the elections have been stolen.
“This is the number one problem in Wisconsin and it never goes away,” Davis said.