he investigation into Wisconsin’s 2020 election won’t end until lawmakers are certain about the legal authority to issue subpoenas by the state’s special investigator.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos issued a statement this week explaining why he is extending former Supreme Court Justice Mike Gableman’s special investigation once again.
“The Office of Special Counsel will remain open as we guarantee the legal power of our legislative subpoenas and get through the other lawsuits that have gridlocked this investigation,” Vos said.
Gableman is waiting for judges in Madison and Waukesha to rule on his subpoenas and the power of his office.
Gableman issued subpoenas to the mayors of Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha, and Racine, as well as election managers in the state. So far, almost every single one of those people have ignored Gableman’s subpoenas.
Vos said critics, including Republican state Rep. Janel Brandtjen, are wrong to say he was waffling about continuing the investigation.
Brandtjen on Monday warned Vos not to end the investigation until Gableman had the answers he is seeking.
“Democrats cannot be allowed to circumvent justice. If this was the most fair and transparent election as election officials claim, why do they choose not to cooperate?” she said on Monday. “If Speaker Vos shuts down the Office of Special Counsel’s investigation now, not only will he be condoning cheating, he’ll be legalizing it. The people of Wisconsin deserve to know to what extent the Wisconsin Elections Commission, the five mayors, and various election officials, acted outside of the law.”
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