In a shocking move, the Wisconsin Assembly has passed a resolution authorizing an investigation into the 2020 presidential election which Joe Biden supposedly won.
Former President Trump sued over the election results and forced the state into a recount, which after it was completed, Biden won by 20,682, or 0.63% of the more than 3.2 million votes cast.
The resolution was opposed by every Democrat, but Republicans – who control the chamber – now have the authority to issue subpoenas to compel testimony and gather documents.
Trump has still maintained that there was voter fraud among countless other irregularities in the state, a claim that the U.S. Supreme Court decided to ignore.
The left-leaning Associated Press then reported, “no significant problems were found with the state’s voting machines after audits and recounts in both 2016 and in 2020.”
“Republicans said they wanted to gather more evidence to see if laws were broken, but Democrats said they were trying to score political points, undermining the public’s faith in elections and insulting election clerks, poll workers and others who ran the election,” wrote the AP.
“Earlier this month, Republicans raised new questions about how the election was administered in Green Bay. The Assembly elections committee held a hearing on those issues but did not invite any election officials accused of wrongdoing to testify. Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich called it a ‘Stalinist show trial’ and defended his city’s handling of the election.”
After his loss, Trump repeatedly argued that voter fraud and ballot irregularities cost him the 2020 presidential election, and then a recount in a key Wisconsin county conveniently found more votes for Joe Biden.
Out of about 460,000 ballots cast in Milwaukee County, Biden picked up an additional 132 votes. Before the recount, Biden had 317,270 votes to Trump’s 134,357. After the recount, it was 317,527 for Biden and 134,482 for Trump, which meant Biden gained 257 votes and Trump added 125.
Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson, a Democrat, claimed the recount showed that elections in the county are fair, transparent, accurate and secure.
“I promised that this would be a transparent and fair process, and it was,” Christenson said.
“There was an examination of every ballot by election workers, a meticulous recounting of every ballot that was properly cast, a transparent process that allowed the public to observe, a fair process that allows the aggrieved candidate who sought the recount an opportunity to observe and object to ballots they believe should not be counted.”
But Trump – along with many of his supporters – remain unconvinced of the state’s results.
“Look at what’s going on in Wisconsin. Wisconsin, they’re finding tremendous discrepancy. You just take a look at that. Tremendous discrepancy,” the president said on Thanksgiving.
“In Wisconsin, you all said I was going to lose — or the polls said — certain polls: Washington Post, ABC — said I was going to lose by 17 points. Think of how dishonest. I thought I was going to win it. And essentially, I did win it. It’s very, very close. It’s very, very close.”