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Wisconsin Republican promises forensic election audit

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2020 file photo, election workers, right, verify ballots as recount...
FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2020 file photo, election workers, right, verify ballots as recount observers, left, watch during a Milwaukee hand recount of presidential votes at the Wisconsin Center, in Milwaukee. The Republican head of the Wisconsin Assembly elections committee said Monday, July 26, 2021, she will ensure there is a "comprehensive, forensic examination" of ballots cast in the 2020 presidential election at the same time the state's nonpartisan audit bureau conducts a review. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)(Nam Y. Huh | AP)
Published: Jul. 26, 2021 at 5:11 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican head of the Wisconsin Assembly elections committee Rep. Janel Brandtjen says she will ensure there is a “comprehensive, forensic examination” of ballots cast in the 2020 presidential election at the same time the state’s nonpartisan audit bureau conducts a review.

The broadened investigation announced Monday comes amid pressure from former President Donald Trump and other national Republicans to take a closer look in Wisconsin.

President Joe Biden won Wisconsin by just over 20,000 votes.

There is no evidence of widespread fraud. Democrats have derided calls for more investigations as feeding into conspiracy theories and lies that Trump actually won the state.

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