Madison, Wisconsin (AP) – A Wisconsin Republican who heads the Senate electoral committee said Monday that the GOP review of the 2020 election is annoying to people who do not understand the election and must be stopped.
State Senator Katie Bernier of Lake Halley said the investigation, led by former State Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman, contains “fictional stuff” intended for the use of the Republican base, which will be on hand when he travels to Chippewa County.
“Mr. Gableman is coming to my district and I will be at this meeting with my concealed carry permit, to be honest, because it continues to worry people who think they know what they are talking about – and they don’t.” “- said Bernier. Said.
Bernier spoke at a panel discussion at the State Capitol on Monday, which was attended by Ben Ginsberg, who represented Republicans in electoral disputes for nearly four decades, and Bob Bauer, a White House adviser during Barack Obama’s presidency. Bernier and Ginsberg said the election attacks will ultimately hurt Republicans because their voters are less likely to vote if they consider the election to be rigged.
“And so I think I would advise Mr. Gableman to finish the job sooner rather than later, because the longer we go on like this, the more harm … we’re going to do to the Republicans,” Bernier said.
Ginsberg said: “We need a congress.”
Gableman claimed without evidence that the election had been stolen. Most recently, he said that he “does not have a comprehensive understanding or even understanding of how elections are held,” reports the Journal Sentinel.
Bauer said Gableman’s comments “and the guerrilla context in which he was given this assignment” indicate that Gableman is not fit for the job.
President Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump by nearly 21,000 votes, a result that did not stand the recount and lawsuits. False claims of widespread fraud have not been proven: only five of the more than 3 million who voted in 2020 have been accused of electoral fraud.
Gableman was hired by the Speaker of the Republican Assembly, Robin Vos, and has a budget of nearly $ 680,000 in taxpayer money.
“It’s a charade,” Bernier said. “There is a simple explanation for almost every thing people blame election officials for.”