It is already the biggest boondoggle in Wisconsin history, and the price tag just keeps going up. Wisconsin taxpayers spent more than $2 million in a sham investigation into false claims the presidential election was stolen. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, in an attempt to appease former President Trump, hired a former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice, Michael Gableman, to lead the investigation, which of course turned up nothing. His work dragged on though, and taxpayers foot the bill for it. Along the way, Gableman and Vos bungled their way, hanging out with the likes of the My Pillow guy, but still not finding the fraud they insisted was there. The investigation deadline was repeatedly pushed back, while the meter is running on the cost to taxpayers. Now a judge in Dane County has slapped Vos with an order to pay $135,000 in legal fees for refusing the provide the details of the investigation in an open records request. That money will cover the legal fees for the group that filed the lawsuit seeking the public records. But guess what? That $135,000? Taxpayers are footing the bill for that as well. That has pushed the total cost to taxpayers for a misguided investigation that turned up nothing to nearly $2.5 million. Vos should give taxpayers a break, and pick up this tab himself.