The sham inquiry into the 2020 election, conceived as a right-wing
political stunt by Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and run by
Michael Gableman, is now a nearly $1 million boondoggle, financed with
public tax dollars and with no end in sight.
According to a recent report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
“The Republican review of the 2020 election has cost Wisconsin taxpayers
nearly $900,000 — about $220,000 more than originally budgeted. The cost
will continue to rise, in part because of a spate of lawsuits related to
Previously analyzed details of the spending of the Gableman sham inquiry
by A Better Wisconsin Together revealed he and his team billed taxpayers
for nearly $40,000 in expenses on things like food, hotels and
transportation in just five months in late 2021 through January 2022.
All the while, Gableman has been allowed to run amok with little to no
supervision or accountability including appearing at partisan political
events, advocating for the election of right-wing political candidates and
promoting the rhetoric and rationale that fueled the January 6 criminal
conspiracy to subvert our elections and overturn the will of the people.
It has also been reported that the sham inquiry, which produced no
results, is now largely dormant but Gableman continues to be paid a
monthly taxpayer funded salary of $5,500 in addition to racking up legal
We need to Shut. It. Down.
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