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Meter keeps running on sham election investigation



It was one of the biggest boondoggles in Wisconsin history, and it keeps getting bigger. Taxpayers spent more than a million dollars investigating what didn’t exist; fraud in the last presidential election. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos hired former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman to investigate alleged fraud in the 2020 contest. Over 14 months, the sham investigation uncovered no evidence of voter fraud. However it did lead to contempt charges against both Vos and Gableman, as both refused to refuse open records requests into the investigation. The investigation finally came to an end when Vos fired Gableman, but not before the cost of the probe topped $1.1 million. However, even though the probe is over, the meter is still running on all the legal bills. That is because Vos and Gableman continue to drag out open records requests from a liberal watchdog group, which, according to wispolitics.com, has raised the cost of the investigation to over $2 million. That number will continue to climb the longer this drags out. Vos needs to comply with the records request so this boondoggle can finally come to an end.

Scott Robert Shaw serves as WIZM Program Director and News Director, and delivers the morning news on WKTY, Z-93 and 95.7 The Rock. Scott has been at Mid-West Family La Crosse since 1989, and authors Wisconsin's only daily radio editorial, "As I See It" heard on WIZM each weekday morning and afternoon.

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  1. Mike Sladky

    February 3, 2023 at 8:56 am

    Hey Robert, Tell the city of La Crosse to cancel a couple of planned roundabouts and donate the savings to the state of Wisconsin to offset the costs of the election investigations.

    • Pat Eulberg

      February 3, 2023 at 4:00 pm

      When the boss says jump and the stooges say how high.

  2. Lucenut

    February 3, 2023 at 10:28 am

    So on July 8, 2022 when the Wisconsin Supreme Court held that absentee ballot drop boxes, used widely in the 2020 election, have no statutory authorization and Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) guidance encouraging their use was unlawful were you not paying attention you fool?

    Between the election and the recount, the exposure of the abuse of our election laws and the willingness to outright ignore the law, has been a wake-up call to many but not Scott Robert Democrat. Election officials telling voters to illegally mark “indefinitely confined” on ballots had to be struck down by the Supreme Court before they stopped, which gave an additional 140,000 people the ability to vote without an ID. That alone has shown most of us that this was not a legal election.

    Clerks finishing ballot envelopes in direct violation of state statute, special voting deputies not used in nursing homes in direct violation of state statutes, the inability to see votes at the recount, and ballot harvesting are just a few of the laws broken in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Election Commission WEC, has become a rogue democrat party agency. They have misinformed clerks who have divided the state and they need to be abolished.

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