The act of certifying an election is the act of attesting to the
validity and truthfulness of the information reported as the
results of the election. Wisconsin’s decision to investigate vote
fraud and ballot tampering allegations after having certified the
election results is leaving may scratching their heads.
Wisconsin lawmakers announced this week they will hold a public
hearing on the plethora of complaints alleging election
irregularities including vote fraud, ballot tampering, illegal
processing, and inappropriate regimens.
The Wisconsin State Assembly’s Committee on Campaigns &
Elections hearing is slated to take place on December 11, 2020.
State Rep. Ron Tusler (R), who chairs the committee, said the
hearings will take place at the Wisconsin State Capitol.
Tusler said the committee will investigate the “numerous
irregularities” with the 2020 general election. “The goal of
the ongoing investigation is transparency,” he said. “Wisconsin
voters deserve fair and accurately counted elections. I want you to
know that their vote counted.”
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R), said the hearing demonstrate
that Wisconsin lawmakers are, in fact, proceeding with an
investigation into the many charges of vote fraud and ballot
tampering given numerous reports that were brought forth.
“We must ensure that every legal vote was counted and begin
working to eliminate questionable practices that undermine the
integrity of the vote,” he said in a statement.
Vos tweeted that state lawmakers had to wait for the Wisconsin
Supreme Court to rule on a lawsuit filed by President Trump’s
legal team that challenged the election results. It was unclear why
the state sought to certify the election results while multiple
pieces of litigation are still pending.
My joint statement on the
upcoming joint hearing on the 2020 Presidential Election. We must
ensure that every legal vote was counted and begin working to
eliminate questionable practices that undermine the integrity of
— Speaker Robin Vos (@SpeakerVos)
December 3, 2020
The Trump campaign legal team filed a separate lawsuit last
week, charging “unlawful and unconstitutional” actions occurred
during several phases of the election and election tabulation
process. It asked that the Wisconsin Supreme Court forward the
matter to the state legislature.
State election officials – separate from the Wisconsin State
Legislature – certified last week that they were officially
recognizing Biden as the winner.