(RoyalPatriot.com )- In a vote of 5 to 3, the committee within the Wisconsin State Assembly that sets the Legislative agenda voted last week along party lines to hire staff and officially begin an audit of the 2020 Wisconsin election.
The ballot, given to members of the Committee on Assembly Organization, was written by Speaker Robin Vos. It does not specify how much money the committee has earmarked to the audit. It does, however, permit Vos to appoint someone to “oversee an Office of Special Counsel” which would investigate the integrity of the 2020 election. Prior to having the committee vote on the ballot, Vos had already tapped former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman for the position.
Gableman has been an outspoken critic of the 2020 presidential election. He traveled to Phoenix and visited the site of Maricopa County election audit. In August, Gableman attended MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s “cybersymposium” on 2020 election fraud.
The three Democrats on the committee strenuously object to Vos’ ballot.
Representative Mark Spreigler (D-Beloit) complained that the ballot Vos created was “incredibly vague.” Spreigler voiced concern over the potential costs to such an endeavor.
While the full scope of this Special Counsel audit is unclear, according to the Journal Sentinel, it will likely include examinations of absentee voting in nursing homes, as well as compliance with the state’s voter-ID requirement for absentee ballots – all with the ultimate goal of informing future election legislation
Vos’ audit plans, as well as Wisconsin Republican Janel Brandtjen’s demands for a “full forensic physical and cyber audit” of the 2020 election were criticized last week by Wisconsin Republican and former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.
In an interview with Wisconsin’s ABC affiliate WISN12, Ryan dismissed the claims that the 2020 election was stolen. Ryan argued that Trump lost and Biden won, adding “It’s really clear.”
While Ryan acknowledged that yes, there was “mischief” and “organized shenanigans” during elections – going so far as to admit that there was fraud — he remains convinced that the fraud was not organized to the point of tipping the presidential election away from Trump to Biden.