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Will Wisconsin Have a Full Forensic Election Audit?

Suspiciously, Some GOP Politicians Have Rejected the Possibility

On the morning of November 4, 2020, the day after the 2020 Election, Wisconsin had suddenly received 140,000+ ballots all for Joe Biden giving Biden the lead in the state by 21,000 votes.  These ballots have never been forensically audited—but that’s about to change because of public pressure.

Wisconsin Republican state legislators finally approved an audit of the state’s election results, to begin in the coming weeks. 

On Monday, September 13, 2021, Racine County Republicans will hold a special session board meeting to vote for a full forensic cyber audit for the state.

If passed (very likely), the county will join at least 45 county executive committees who supported moving forward with the audit.

The state Speaker Robin Vos, Senate President Devin Kapenga, and Senate Majority Leader Chris Lemahieu had refused to sign The Brandtjen Subpoenas to start the full forensic physical cyber audit (FFPCA).

In the November 2020 election, despite leading in the state’s vote count until well into the early hours of November 4, president Donald Trump ended up losing the state to Democrat Joe Biden by less than 21,000 votes.

On August 6, thousands of protestors gathered at the state Capitol calling on Republican legislative leaders in Wisconsin to order a forensic audit of the 2020 election.

State Rep. Janel Brandtjen, R-Menomonee Falls, who chairs the state Assembly’s Committee on Campaigns and Elections, spoke at the rally.

The event happened just hours after Brandtjen issued subpoenas for election materials in Brown and Milwaukee counties. Brandtjen told attendees she wants to get access to ballots cast in those counties, as well as the voting machines used there, to conduct a forensic-style audit. 

“You deserve to know the truth, and it has been a long process,” Brandtjen told the crowd. “It is my job as a representative to do oversight … we are going to fulfill that obligation.”

The subpoenas don’t become valid unless signed by Vos and Assembly Chief Clerk Ted Blazel.

In an August 12 statement, former President Trump hailed Brandtjen’s efforts: “Hopefully Republican Speaker Robin Vos has the integrity and strength Wisconsin needs to support Rep. Brandtjen’s efforts.”

Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke organized the event. At the rally, Clarke said Wisconsin’s elections processes “resembles that in a banana republic.”

“We the people must never surrender our right to scrutinize election results,” Clarke said. 

Clarke

Clarke was also sharply critical of state GOP leaders during his speech. In July, President Donald Trump called out Wisconsin Republican leaders, accusing them of “working hard to cover up election corruption.”

After the comments, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, said Trump was “misinformed.”

“It is time for this GOP-controlled Legislature to stand up, to exercise their duty under the constitution and not let some other branch trample all over it,” Clarke told the rally crowd, which he also led in a chant of “Vos has gotta go!”

Clarke argued Vos and other state leaders were ignoring the will of the people.

“This is about what you want — not these public rulers. I do not care what they think,” he said. “They were sent here to carry out your will, not theirs.”

Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson and other state Republicans have questioned whether Wisconsin Election Commission officials mishandled mail-in ballots to benefit Joe Biden.

Johnson

Johnson said two “Democracy in the Park” events held in September and October 2020 constituted illegal ballot harvesting. He also questioned ballot curing, the process by which election clerks fix or fill in missing voter information on ballots.

A February 2021 survey found that nearly 75 percent of both Democratic and Republican Wisconsin voters wanted the state legislature to develop clearer standards of what errors election clerks are allowed to fix.

Vos

Previously, Vos and state Republicans had tasked former State Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman with investigating improprieties that occurred in the November 2020 election.

Gableman, who remains in charge of the investigation, has visited Arizona to learn about the Maricopa County process and also attended Mike Lindell’s recent cyber symposium in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

From: Racine GOP <racinegop@gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 2, 2021 6:26:52 AM
To: Racine County GOP <RacineGOP@gmail.com>
Subject: Full Forensic Physical and Cyber Audit

September 2, 2021

Members,

The recent advancement of a statewide committee calling on all counties to approve or affirm a resolution pertaining to election audits has been requested from all Wisconsin Republican County Parties. Please be assured that I have this issue on the agenda for our next meeting. Unfortunately, this resolution fell in a period in between meeting dates and we do not have a mechanism to vote without a special session being called.

Please keep in mind that the Republican Party of Racine County delegates did vote YES at the recent state convention on Resolution 2021-27 Election Law Reform. This resolution was very specific in addressing 32 issues pertaining to Election Integrity and Reform.

Thus far I have requested my Election Integrity and Election Fraud committees to review the issue of the statewide resolutions demanding that the legislature take more direct actions pertaining to election audits.

My election fraud committee will be providing a resolution for the various audits requested for our Executive Board to affirm at our next meeting date of September 13, 2021.

At this point we are gathering information so that we can bring all of our members up to speed on this most important issue.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for your patience,

Richard Frazier, P.E.
Chairman,
Republican Party of Racine County
http://www.racinegop.org 

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