MADISON, Wis. — After meeting with former President Donald Trump, Democratic Gov. Tony Evers called it “outrageous” that Republicans intended to spend $680,000 on an inquiry into the 2020 race in Wisconsin Democratic Governor, accusing Assembly Speaker Robin Vos of “drinking the Kool-Aid.”
Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman will oversee the probe requested by Vos, help the Assembly Elections Committee, and employ investigators and others as required, according to a Republican-controlled Assembly committee.
The contract, according to Vos, allows for spending up to $680,000 on the investigation. This is more than nine times the initial contract with Gableman, and the decision comes only a week after Vos went to Alabama with Trump for a campaign event, where the two addressed the Wisconsin probe.
“When Robin Vos went down to see Donald Trump and took that great photo on the plane, things shifted a little bit “According to Evers. “They’re all apparently drinking the Kool-Aid. However, I believe that was really unfortunate. What that tells me is that this is going to be a big deal, with a budget of at least $680,000, and they’re going to come up with all kinds of stuff that aren’t true.”
In Wisconsin, Trump was defeated by President Joe Biden by just under 21,000 votes, an outcome that has sparked recounts in Dane and Milwaukee counties as well as several challenges.
Democrats have slammed the numerous probes as part of Trump’s “great deception” victory, despite the fact that there is no proof of fraud on a scale that would reverse Biden’s victory in Wisconsin. Only two people have been charged with election fraud so far, out of over 3.3 million people who cast ballots in the state.
Evers stated, “We had a fair election the previous time.” “Now that Joe Biden is president, the continuous assault on our democracy is ludicrous. When I chose to run for this office, it was in my wildest aspirations. I never imagined that one of the most important things we do would be to defend democracy.”