State GOP Seeks to Invalidate the Will of the People for Political Gain

Madison- Senators Bob Wirch (D-Somers) issued the following statement in response to Speaker Vos’s efforts to undermine the election results and Rep. Sanfelippo’s comments on faithless electors:

“Of course every vote should be counted. If President Trump wants a recount in Wisconsin, he’s allowed to request that under state law. However, there is no reason to think that a recount will change the outcome: Joe Biden won a majority of votes cast for President in Wisconsin. The comments by Speaker Vos, Rep. Sanfelippo and other Republicans, calling into question the integrity of our election, are a slap in the face to the hundreds of county and municipal clerks of both parties, staff members and volunteers who administered a smooth election process under difficult circumstances. These clerks take their responsibilities very seriously; they should be thanked for the job they have done instead of thrown under the bus for political points. The actions of the state GOP seek to undermine President-elect Biden. They are dangerous and irresponsible and should be denounced by all democracy-loving Americans.”

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