A Wisconsin Senate committee has summoned absentee and voting machine records from the City of Madison, Wisconsin. The immediate response from Madison’s mayor is not to provide the items requested.
According to Channel 3000:
A Wisconsin Senate committee has a summons issued for Madison election records as part of an ongoing investigation into the 2020 election.
State Republicans announced plans for their own investigation at the end of October after the non-partisan Legislative Audit Bureau shared a report which sets out inconsistent administration of electoral law based on recordings of ballot papers from across the state. The LAB’s report did not identify any cases of widespread fraud.
The summons – issued by the Senate Committee on Elections, Electoral Process Reform and Ethics and signed by Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg), Senate President Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) and Committee Chair Senator Kathleen Bernier (R-Chippewa Falls) on the city to hand over all physically absent ballot papers for the November 2020 General Election and the results of tests on electronic voting machines used for the election.
The mayor of Madison immediately denied the request. She shared that the Senate may have copies of the records requested, but not the original ballots. Of course, we have seen this stalling technique from other places as well. The problem with copies is that if they are not made at a certain level of accuracy, they are not good for forensic analysis.