Wisconsin GOP Lawmaker Issues Subpoenas For 2020 ‘Election Materials’: First Step Towards A Full, Cyber-Forensic Audit”

[Image: State Rep. Janel Brandtjen (R)-- 1848 Project Wisconsin- YouTube video screenshot.]

The chair of the Wisconsin state Assembly’s elections committee said Thursday she was subpoenaing 2020 election materials including physical ballots and voting machines from two large counties, in an attempt to bring an Arizona-style review of the 2020 election to another state, POLITICO reported.

State Rep. Janel Brandtjen (R) said she would be issuing subpoenas for “election materials” from Milwakuee and Brown (Green Bay) counties for election evidence.

As reported by POLITICO:

Brandtjen, who visited Arizona earlier this year, is calling the process she is initiating an audit: “I am issuing these subpoenas as the first step towards a full, cyber-forensic audit of tabulators and inspection of the physical ballots from the November 2020 fall election,” she said in a statement.

The subpoenas Brandtjen issued in Wisconsin seek a wide scope of materials, stretching from the physical ballots themselves, to tabulation equipment and “forensic images” of election equipment.

It isn’t yet clear if the subpoenas are valid, however. The state Assembly passed a resolution in March directing Brandtjen’s committee to investigate the election. But the state’s Wisconsin Legislative Council wrote in a memo to a Democratic state representative, previously shared with BuzzFeed News, that while the committee is authorized to investigate, subpoenas must be signed by the speaker of the chamber. Continued Below

OANN’s Christian Bobb tweeted on Friday a copy of the issued subpoenas:

The Journal times reported: 

The subpoenas demand that Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson and Brown County Clerk Patrick Moynihan appear before the committee on Sept. 7 and bring along all ballots cast in the presidential elections in the counties, including mail-in, provisional and physical ballots.

They also must turn over all their tabulation equipment, software, images taken from their election management servers, routers and networking equipment, all absentee ballot logs, media used to transfer data such as flash drives and external hard drives, lists of all internet addresses used at any location where election equipment was used, names of voters and their addresses and birthdates and dates and times equipment was certified.

State Rep. Timothy Ramthun (R) released a statement in support of Rep. Brandtjen’s effort:

Meanwhile, Rep. Janel Brandtjen efforts are moving forward at the same time as an investigation supported by Wisconsin Speaker Robin Vos, who has tapped a former state Supreme Court justice as a “special counsel” to run an investigation into the 2020 general election. The state’s Legislative Audit Bureau is also conducting its own review.

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OANN’s Bobb also tweeted:

In June, the 45th President issued a statement via email from his “Save America” PAC, criticizing three Wisconsin Republicans who he said are “working hard to cover up election corruption in Wisconsin.”

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