A Republican state lawmaker sought Friday to seize ballots and voting machines in Milwaukee and Brown counties as conservatives seek to review a presidential election that courts have already determined was decided properly.
What happens next is unclear. A June memo from the nonpartisan Wisconsin Legislative Council suggests the subpoenas may not be valid because neither Assembly Speaker Robin Vos or Assembly Chief Clerk Ted Blazel’s signatures appear on the subpoenas posted on Brandtjen’s legislative home page or provided by Brown County officials.
Only Vos has the authority to issue subpoenas to compel county officials to testify or produce records, according to a legal analysis by the nonpartisan Legislative Council provided to Democratic Rep. Mark Spreitzer.
And from the Wisconsin State Journal, “Assembly elections chairperson issues subpoenas for Milwaukee, Brown county election materials including ballots, voting machines.”