Former President Donald Trump highlighted the findings of an analysis from former Wisconsin Supreme Court Judge Michael Gableman about the November 2020 election.
Gableman, who was authorized by Republicans in the state legislature to investigate the process, produced multiple concerns and noted questionable legal procedures in his 136-page report.
“Read carefully because, despite the findings, the Fake News will never allow you to see what is happening. The Media is corrupt, and so was our Presidential Election,” Trump said in response to the report.
One area of concern was the Center for Tech and Civic Life, a nonprofit funded by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. In the months leading up to the election, the organization dished out millions in grants to local governments. According to Gableman, the money may have violated state law.
“The CTCL agreement facially violates the election bribery prohibition of Wis. Stat. § 12.11 because the participating cities and public officials received private money to facilitate in-person or absentee voting within such a city,” he wrote.
In addition to the funds, the special counsel raised questions about the legality of drop boxes in the election, an issue that is currently facing litigation.
Recently, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled to uphold a temporary ban on the use of drop boxes for the state’s upcoming spring elections.
“Wisconsin voters deserve certainty that elections are conducted fairly and in accordance with state law. But the Wisconsin Elections Commission is giving advice to clerks that is contrary to the law, putting the ballots of countless voters at risk,” said Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty President and General Counsel Rick Esenberg, the group that filed the lawsuit.
Gableman’s report included a host of suggestions for the legislature, Wisconsin Election Commission, and clerks to improve the electoral process.
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