The months-long investigation into Wisconsin’s 2020 election will close one chapter today.
Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Mike Gableman is due to present his report to lawmakers at a statehouse hearing later this morning. Gableman has been looking into the 2020 vote, with a focus on the donations from the Mark Zuckerberg-funded Center for Tech and Civic Life, and what that money did to election operations in Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Racine, and Kenosha.
The investigation is not completely over. There are some still to-be-determined lawsuits attached to the investigation.
When it comes to the election discussions, not every Republican in Wisconsin is on-board with every election reform at the state Capitol.
State Rep. Janel Brandtjen last week voted against the plan to allow local clerks to start counting ballots ahead of Election Day. She says there’s no reason to give bad actors ‘one more day to cheat.’ She is one of just three Republicans to vote against the plan.
Brandtjen has been leading an investigation into Wisconsin’s 2020 election, and says absentee ballots and the absentee ballot count are areas with the opportunity for ‘shenanigans’ in the state.