Days after Tuesday’s election, it was clear that many Republican operatives were committed to investigating potential irregularities in some tight battleground-state races.
As of Friday, GOP Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos had announced his office was prepared to take action in response to the state’s election, as reported by Breitbart.
“Immediately review how the election was administered”
Vos confirmed that he had tasked the Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections with investigating allegations of malfeasance.
The Assembly speaker went on to cite “concerns surfacing about mail-in ballot dumps and voter fraud” in making the case that “Wisconsin citizens deserve to know their vote counted” in a race defined by razor-thin margins.
“There should be no question as to whether the vote was fair and legitimate, and there must be absolute certainty that the impending recount finds any and all irregularities,” he said.
Vos noted that the state’s “election system is one of the best in the country,” staffed by “well-trained” officials who outpaced many other states in counting election ballots.
“Look for ways to improve it even more”
“However, we can always look for ways to improve it even more,” he acknowledged. “I hope the committee investigates the inefficiency of Milwaukee’s central counting of absentee ballots, as well as the removal of voters from the rolls who no longer live here.”
The Trump campaign has announced that it intends to seek a recount in Wisconsin, where Fox News reported that the president’s deficit was roughly 20,000 votes.
Concerns have been raised elsewhere, including neighboring Michigan, where the use of a vote-counting software program in Antrim County resulted in Trump votes being erroneously awarded to Biden, as state GOP Chairwoman Laura Cox explained.
She said that ballots in the county “were counted for Democrats that were meant for Republicans, causing a 6,000 vote swing against our candidates” in what the county clerk blamed on a software glitch.
Even after mainstream media outlets declared Biden the president-elect, Trump responded by proclaiming that the election remained “far from over.”