Wednesday’s informational hearing before the Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections, which is headed by Chair Representative Janel Brandtjen and Vice-Chair Representative Joe Sanfelippo, allowed for testimony and questions about election integrity investigations at the county and state level.
The hearing featured testimony from former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman, the man named Special Counsel for an investigation into potential election crimes in the state. Gableman’s investigation has subpoenas out to WEC, Mayors, and officials in the Wisconsin cities that received the most’ Zuckerbucks,’ seeking all records related to grants by groups like Zuckerberg funded Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) and the Center for Election Innovation and Research (CEIR).
Representative Mark Spreitzer (D-Beloit)
State Representative Mark Spreitzer questioned Gableman in Wednesday’s hearing. He asked the Special Counsel to reveal the identities of the people working with him on his investigation, but he declined, and a contentious exchange ensued. “If you’re so confident that this election was a model of integrity,” Gableman said at one point, “you are in the minority in this country.”
The hearing also included testimony by Michael Luell, newly promoted Lieutenant in Racine County and head of the investigation by the Racine County Sheriff’s Office. His appearance was essentially a recap of the evidence in his Oct. 28 press conference of unlawfully cast ballots in nursing homes. The evidence, which Luell says was ignored by Wisconsin’s Attorney General for months, included claims that straight-ticket ballots were cast in the names of elderly residents despite their having no recollection of voting.