We’re once again seeing that liberal election officials believe they’re above the law. And the usual suspects in the corporate media continue to celebrate their lawlessness.
Last week, Milwaukee and Brown counties told the chairwoman of the Assembly Campaign and Elections Committee to go pound sand. They won’t be turning over ballots, voting machines and other material to state Rep. Janel Brandtjen (R-Menomonee Falls). They’re hiding behind the opinion of nonpartisan legislative attorneys who questioned the subpoenas’ validity.
Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson, a Democrat, insists the county’s elections are “transparent and fair. We have proven this fact on numerous occasions.”
Well then, George, you shouldn’t mind proving it again. Proving it fully, really.
That’s what Wisconsin voters who are concerned about how the 2020 presidential election was conducted really want. A full review of the process.
They’re right to be concerned. Between the well-heeled liberal groups funded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg embedded in local election administration and the legitimate questions surrounding an unprecedented wave of mail-in ballots, there are more than enough red flags to justify a comprehensive review.
In fact, the handling of the presidential election remains the No. 1 concern among constituents in a lot of Republican districts in this state, according to legislative offices.
Democrats and election officials demand that it’s all just so much right-wing conspiracy theory, and that you’d better believe that, too, or you’re just another member of the “insurrection.” They point to the court opinions that have found the election was just fine, nothing to see here. But those courts didn’t base their decisions on the kind of thorough review Brandtjen’s committee and a separate investigation led by former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman are conducting.
So it comes down to one question: What do these elections officials have to hide?
Updated subpoenas are coming. Yet, as the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel enthusiastically reports:
Some Democrats and election officials have said clerks should not turn over their material as part of an investigation into an election that multiple courts have found to be valid. Further, the U.S. Department of Justice has warned officials they could violate federal laws if they don’t maintain custody of their election records.
Beyond the fact that Joe Biden’s Justice Department is making such assertions and threats is the sad state of affairs that elections officials who say they prize transparency and accountability and the rule of law are now advising the abandonment of those values.
Brown and Milwaukee counties were supposed to comply by Tuesday.
“With the overwhelming amount of questionable election activity in Green Bay and Milwaukee, it is clear that a thorough investigation of the physical ballots, equipment and other election materials is warranted. Both Brown and Milwaukee counties need to be aware that they are bound by statute to preserve all election materials for twenty-two months,” Brandtjen said.
The elections committee has had the same problems with obtaining election records from the so-called “Wisconsin-5” cities. The liberal leaders of Wisconsin’s largest and Democrat-heavy cities — Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Racine and Kenosha — happily grabbed up millions of dollars in grants and allowed liberal activists to take over election administration and run questionable get-out-the-vote campaigns. Brandtjen has filed a lawsuit alleging violation of the state’s open record laws.
These are government officials, bound to uphold the laws of the state. They are failing to do so.
What are they hiding?