Madison, WI – Senator Melissa Agard (D-Madison) released the following statement today in response to a report released by former Justice Michael Gableman:

“It is unfortunate that Wisconsin has continued to see serious attacks on our democracy and our elections. Let me say it again for former Justice Gableman and those who have refused to accept the truth: the November 2020 election was fair, free, and secure.

“Former Justice Gableman’s investigation has been a sham—our elections are not. The GOP and former Justice Gableman have wasted hundreds of thousands of hard-earned taxpayer dollars for this so-called ‘investigation’ to do nothing more than reinforce conspiracy theories and dangerous misinformation.

“Nonpartisan attorneys have already solidified that ‘decertification’ of an election is not legal. The last eight months of this investigation have been a waste of time and money for the people of Wisconsin, appealing to right-wing conspiracy theorists and our deranged former president. We should be spending our energy by supporting our clerks, election administrators, poll workers, and the countless volunteers that have been selflessly working to uphold our democracy.

“I implore my legislative colleagues to be outspoken in denouncing this shitshow that has damaged our democracy and wasted hard-earned taxpayer dollars. Enough is enough.”

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