by Benjamin Yount
Wisconsin’s Assembly speaker is expecting to get a report on the 2020 election that shows there are questions that need to be answered.
Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, said he has faith that former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Mike Gableman’s probe will not be a waste of time.
“I am supremely confident that, at the end of the day, Justice Galbeman will produce a report that shows there were issues with the 2020 election [and] where, potentially, changes could be made to make it better,” Vos told reporters at the statehouse.
Gableman is asking local elections clerks across the state to send him any and all information about the vote last November. That includes information from voting machines. He’s said in the past that he wants to see what happened last year, and see if anything went wrong.
Vos said he’s spoken with Gableman about where the investigation is currently, and where it is heading.
Vos once again said the focus is to fix any potential problems with Wisconsin’s electoral process, not to invalidate President Joe Biden’s victory.
“He has said it, and I don’t know how many times I can reiterate it, the goal is not to do anything with overturning the election,” Vos said. “It’s to make sure we have every opportunity to have confidence that the results that occurred in 2020 were accurate.”
While Vos was explaining the investigation’s status, Gov. Tony Evers was offering legal advice.
“All I can say is if I were a clerk I’d be lawyered-up,” Evers said. “I hate to see them in this position when they’re being told they have to prove this was a good election. Everybody knows it was a good election.”
Gableman has talked about subpoenaing clerks who refuse to cooperate with his elections.
Vos, who would have to sign off on those subpoenas, said it’s a possibility.
“I’m not just giving him a blank check,” Vos said. “But I certainly want to give him due deference.”
Vos said he expects something to happen “sometime soon.”
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