GREEN BAY, Wis. — The retired Wisconsin Supreme Court justice leading a Republican-ordered investigation into the 2020 presidential election said Tuesday that he plans to issue subpoenas to mayors in the state’s five largest and most Democratic-leaning cities - including Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
Attorney Michael Gableman told the Green Bay Common Council about his plans to issue a subpoena to that city’s mayor and four others. It comes days after he demanded records from clerks in the same cities and the state’s top elections official.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Gableman also said he does not know if he can complete his investigation by the end of October, as Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said he expected it to be done.
Barrett's office issued the following statement:
“A ten-page subpoena from the Wisconsin State Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections was presented to the Mayor’s Office late this morning. The document is a broadly worded request for information regarding the November 2020 General Election.
“The Mayor’s Office has been open and transparent about the administration of elections in Milwaukee and, following consultation with the City Attorney’s Office, will provide an appropriate answer to the Committee.”