Speaker Robin Vos calls for review of Wisconsin election

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Wisconsin State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is directing the Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections to "use its investigative powers... to immediately review how the election was administered." 

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) released the following statement about his request to the Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections and its chair, Representative Ron Tusler (R-Harrison):

“I am directing the committee to use its investigatory powers under Wisconsin SS 13.31 to immediately review how the election was administered. With concerns surfacing about mail-In ballot dumps and voter fraud, Wisconsin citizens deserve to know their vote counted. There should be no question as to whether the vote was fair and legitimate, and there must be absolute certainty that the impending recount finds any and all irregularities.

I encourage citizens to volunteer to participate in the recount in their respective communities and take an active role in ensuring fair elections.

Wisconsin’s election system is one of the best in the country. We have well-trained staff that finished counting the ballots well before most other states. However, we can always look for ways to improve it even more. I hope the committee investigates the inefficiency of Milwaukee’s central counting of absentee ballots, as well as the removal of voters from the rolls who no longer live here.”

The Trump campaign and Republicans have offered no evidence of any widespread irregularities. Concerns of “mail-In ballot dumps and voter fraud” are unfounded.

Vos’ claim of “the inefficiency of Milwaukee’s central counting of absentee ballots,” is also misleading as the city could not process some 160,000 absentee ballots until 7 a.m. on Election Day. The GOP-controlled Legislature did not pass a bill to allow clerks to process them before Election Day, something that had been called for by Democrats and Republicans.

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