This lengthy article by Dave Cieslewicz, gives us a very accurate timeline on the complete clown car debacle that former WI Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman has made of the idiotic GOP plan to investigate the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin. At this point I am incredulous that he is even a lawyer of any kind. I am not going to quote heavily from the complete article because you really need to read it to comprehend the dementia that has infected the Wisconsin Republican party.
First, this opening disclaimer from Mr. Cieslewicz:
If you’re like me, you’re having a hard time keeping up with the inanity, the hypocrisy, the wasted money, and the sheer incompetence of the Gableman “investigation” into the 2020 elections.
So, as a public service, I’ve gone back and combed through news articles to provide you the reader with a retelling of the sorry tale just as thoroughly as I can.
And then the pertinent opening ‘graph:
At the state Republican convention in June 2021 Assembly Speaker Robin Vos announced that he was going to hire former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman to head up an investigation into fraud in the 2020 elections. This, despite the fact that no significant fraud had been found in the normal after-election canvass, or in partial recounts that had been ordered in Milwaukee and Dane counties, or in several lawsuits filed by Donald Trump supporters, and despite the fact that a review from the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau had already been ordered up by Republicans.
And just two sidebars that I find telling:
On Oct. 22 the Legislative Audit Bureau issued its painstaking report in which it found no evidence of widespread fraud, though it did make recommendations on how the WEC could improve.
That same week the conservative law firm Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty issued its own report on the 2020 election. It mostly echoed the LAB findings. There was no “big steal” but there were some inconsistencies in administration that needed to be cleaned up, according to WILL. About that same time the conservative Heritage Foundation issued a national ranking of election integrity and listed Wisconsin as eighth highest among the 50 states.
My take on Mr. Gableman’s ‘investigation’? LOCK. HIM. UP!