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Wisconsin’s GOP-ordered election investigation will continue

A special investigator’s taxpayer-funded contract to look into President Joe Biden’s win in the battleground state was set to expire on Saturday.
Special Counsel Michael Gableman presents the findings of his office's investigation into the...
Special Counsel Michael Gableman presents the findings of his office's investigation into the 2020 election to Assembly members, on March 1, 2022.(WMTV/Michelle Baik)
Published: Apr. 26, 2022 at 11:07 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-ordered investigation into the 2020 election in Wisconsin that was supposed to wrap up this week will continue just as Donald Trump urged, but with no more taxpayer money to pay for it.

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said Tuesday that the probe into President Joe Biden’s win in the battleground state will go on beyond Saturday, when the contract with the investigator was scheduled to end.

Trump on Monday issued a not-so thinly veiled threat to Vos if he shut it down. Wisconsin’s ongoing review is one of only a handful of GOP efforts to look back at the 2020 election that remain alive.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One of a handful of 2020 election reviews pushed by Republicans could be nearing an end in Wisconsin — or not.

A special investigator’s taxpayer-funded contract to look into President Joe Biden’s win in the battleground state is set to expire on Saturday.

But Donald Trump as well as the former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice hired to lead the investigation and the chair of the state Assembly committee on elections all want it to continue. They are putting pressure on Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos to extend the much-criticized probe. Vos hired Michael Gableman last summer under a $676,000 taxpayer-funded contract.

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