MADISON — The first subpoenas have gone out in a probe into the 2020 presidential election.
While the left and their friends in the mainstream media insist there’s nothing to see here, that the elections were conducted fairly and transparently, there remain many serious questions about how they were handled — and who was really in charge.
Former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman, leading one of the investigations, is asking for elections and city officials from three cities to appear before him and to bring various documents with them.
The public officials are part of the so-called “WI-5” cities that received a ton of election administration grant money from the Chicago-based Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), generously funded by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. CTCL was the hub of a several liberal activist groups embedded in the election offices of the five Wisconsin cities — Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha and Racine — and a multitude of Democrat strongholds in battleground states nationwide.
As a Wisconsin Spotlight investigation has found, liberal activists and Democratic Party operatives were involved in “curing” or correcting ballots, had access to ballots and election machines and pushed get-out-the-vote campaigns to traditionally Democratic voters. They are accused of working to turn the election in Joe Biden’s favor.
Here are the people Gableman has subpoenaed and why they are of such interest to the probe.
In the run-up to the November election, Jeffreys served as chief of staff to far left Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich. Emails obtained by Wisconsin Spotlight show Jeffreys pushing then-City Clerk Kris Teske to work closely with the outside liberal groups. When Teske raised questions and concerns about the liberal activists’ activities, Jeffreys continued to push.
“The grant mentors would like to meet with you to discuss, further, the ballot curing process. Please let them know when you’re available,” Genrich’s chief of staff, demanded of Teske. Fed up and frustrated Teske resigned not long before the election.
Jeffreys was subsequently appointed Green Bay city clerk.
The Milwaukee Election Commission director acknowledged working with closely with Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein, a long-time Democratic Party operative who emails show was embedded in WI-5 election administration. She also raised eyebrows after Wisconsin Spotlight published an email between Woodall-Vogg and another partisan elections official in the CTL network.
Ryan Chew, who served as Wisconsin state lead for the Elections Group, wrote Woodall-Vogg a congratulatory email in the wee hours of election night — not long after Milwaukee County’s “lump-sum contribution” of ballots turned the tight presidential race between Democrat Joe Biden and Republican President Donald Trump “on its side.”
“Damn Claire, you have a flair for drama, delivering just the margin needed at 3 a.m.,” wrote Chew in the email at 4:07 a.m., Nov. 4. “I bet you had those votes counted at midnight, and just wanted to keep the world waiting!”
“LoL. I just wanted to wait to say I had been awake for a full 24 hours!” Woodall-Vogg wrote a few minutes later.
Manager of strategic initiatives and community partnerships in the office of Racine Mayor Cory Mason, another highly partisan Democrat.
The coordination and the interconnections between the five cities and the third-party groups is clear in the communications. In an email with the subject line, “Center for Tech and Civic Life Next Steps, Kenosha,” Selkowe, introduces to members of the clerk/treasurer’s office to Tiana Epps-Johnson, CTCL’s founder and executive director.
Selkowe’s partisan interest in the 2020 election is well documented on her Twitter account.
“I’m a public interest attorney and policy advocate in SE WI and I’m all in for (Liz) Warren …” she tweeted on Feb 12, 2020.
“(W)ho would best be able to completely demolish Trump?” Selkowe wrote in another tweet a week later.
Here are some other tweets. She was clearly rooting for Democrats, for Joe Biden, and against Donald Trump as she pushed the “Wisconsin 5” election administration plan.
- “#BidenHarrisToSaveAmerica” 18, 2020.
- “Wow. Just wow. Dane County brought it for Biden big time.” 4, 2020 (election night).
- “I waited 4 years to vote against Trump, and I got a little emotional as I filled out that oval for @JoeBiden&KamalaHarris.” 24, 2020.
- “Don’t mind me, I’m just gonna be over here maxing out my credit cards to donate to win the Presidency and the Senate.” Sept. 18, 2020, #FlipTheSenateBlue#BidenHarrisToSaveAmerica”
- #StopTrump; #JoeBidenForPresident; #VoteBlueToEndTheNightmare; #VoteBlue; #FliptheVote:
While the left attempts to sell a narrative that Trump-supporting conservatives are simply conspiracy theorists, the outside groups and the liberals in position of power in Wisconsin’s largest cities warrant a closer look at how the elections were handled, investigation proponents say.