MADISON – State Representative Timothy Ramthun (R-Campbellsport) released the following statement regarding efforts for a full cyber-forensic audit in Wisconsin:

“Since beginning the Assembly Campaigns and Elections investigation into the 2020 election, Chair Janel Brandtjen has received a plethora of information that supports cause for a full cyber-forensic audit. A majority of Republican county parties in Wisconsin have also formally requested the same. The demand for transparency is common in all requests.”

“This past Wednesday, Speaker Vos announced via press release a full cyber-forensic audit is a necessity for WI. The statement could be interpreted as if the entire Assembly GOP had been consulted prior to the announcement, though this was not the case. Regardless, I fully support what the press release is addressing. However, the responsibility cannot rest on one person.”

“The Special Counsel office, an unelected position created and funded by the Speaker alone, should report to the Campaigns and Elections Committee, because they are elected by the people. Good leaders utilize their best resources. Chair Brandtjen has a comprehensive understanding of the situation in WI, and is the most qualified person to be leading this effort and contracting with any third-party auditors.”

“In those efforts, full transparency must be ensured, so people can witness every step of the process as it occurs. Complete openness is key and urgency is a necessity. This alone will satisfy the demands of the people.”

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