MADISON — The Wisconsin State Assembly's Committee on Campaigns and Elections is set to hold a public hearing next week regarding its investigation into claims of voter fraud.
After unofficial election results showed Joe Biden the winner of the presidential election in Wisconsin, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos urged the committee to investigate the election, amid claims from some Wisconsin legislators - as well as President Trump and his supporters - that illegal votes were cast, giving Biden the victory.
But with reporters several days later, Vos acknowledged that he thought it "unlikely" that the state would find enough evidence of fraud to change the results of the election.
Vos and Majority Leader Rep. Jim Steineke said in a statement Thursday that the Committee on Campaigns and Elections has received "thousands of complaints" regarding the election, and that members of the committee have spent the last month reviewing "each claim."
“With numerous concerns brought forward, we will proceed with the election investigation,” Vos said. “We must ensure that every legal vote was counted and begin working to eliminate questionable practices that undermine the integrity of the vote.”
President Trump's campaign has launched two lawsuits over the alleged illegal votes, one of which will be heard in the state circuit court after the state Supreme Court declined to hear it. In court documents filed in a lawsuit against elections officials, lawyers for Trump urged the matter of voting fraud to also be examined in Wisconsin's legislature.
We had to wait until the WI Supreme Court acted & now the President's legal challenge has been sent back to Dane & Mil County.— Robin Vos (@repvos) December 3, 2020
Our legislative hearing seeks to determine what unethical or illegal acts occurred in our state so we can guarantee every legal vote is counted. https://t.co/4tfQmkEKfa
Wisconsin elections officials have concluded that they have found no evidence of voter fraud in the state's presidential election.
During the public hearing, scheduled for Dec. 11 at 10 a.m., Committee Chair Rep. Ron Tusler is set to provide a report of his findings to committee members, as well as invite speakers to testify before the committee.
“The goal of the ongoing investigation is transparency. Wisconsin voters deserve fair and accurately counted elections. I look forward to hearing from eyewitnesses, experts and election officials about alleged issues in the November 3rd election,” said Tusler, in the statement.
You can watch the hearing live on WisconsinEye, as well as TMJ News.