Posted at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2020
The Brillion News
MADISON - The state Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections will hold a public hearing on the 2020 presidential election on Friday, December 11, at 10 a.m. at the state capitol.
Given accusations of election fraud by the Trump campaign, the hearing is expected to get a lot of attention. It will be televised live on wiseye.org.
The committee has a strong northeast Wisconsin presence. It is chaired by State Representative Ron Tusler, R-Harrison, and includes two other members from the area: State Representative Shae Sortwell, R-Manitowoc County, and Representative David Murphy, R-Greenville.
Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, and Majority Leader Jim Steineke, R-Kaukauna, announced the hearing plans and said it would focus on the 2020 Presidential Election.
“With numerous concerns brought forward, we will proceed with the election investigation,” Vos said. “We must ensure that every legal vote was counted and begin working to eliminate questionable practices that undermine the integrity of the vote.”
“We owe it to the voters of Wisconsin that all claims of voter fraud are investigated,” said Steineke. “It’s vital that we can have confidence in our state’s electoral process.”
The Assembly committee reportedly received thousands of complaints regarding the election and has spent the past month reviewing them.
Tusler in slated to provide a report of his findings to the committee members and invite speakers to testify before the committee.
“I look forward to hearing from eyewitnesses, experts and election officials about alleged issues in the November 3 election,” Tusler said.
The joint committee hearing with the state Senate will be livestreamed on WisconsinEye at wiseye.org.
The state Senate oversight is vested in its Committee on Elections, Ethics and Rural Issues.