MADISON, Wis. — Tomorrow, Tim Michels plans to attend a fundraiser headlined by Michael Gableman, the man who wasted over $1 million taxpayer dollars on Republicans’ sham investigation into the 2020 election in Wisconsin and suggested the legislature should consider illegally decertifying President Biden’s victory in the state.
Trump-endorsed Tim Michels, who has voiced his support for Gableman, has said that “President Trump probably would be president right now if we had election integrity” and that he does not think that Trump “did anything wrong” on January 6. Michels also has said that illegally decertifying the 2020 presidential election will be “on the table” if he’s governor. And Michels also will not commit to letting Wisconsin’s vote for president count in 2024 if he is governor.
Disgraced former president Trump called Gableman’s report “incredible” and encouraged the state legislature to decertify the 2020 election results, which it again, cannot do. Trump and Gableman have both endorsed Speaker Robin Vos’s opponent Adam Steen, putting Michels at odds with GOP leadership.
Governor Evers has worked to protect Wisconsinites’ right to vote by standing in the way of efforts to make it harder to participate in the democratic process. In his first term, he has vetoed over a dozen GOP bills that would make it harder to vote. The ability of every eligible voter to participate in our elections should not be a partisan issue.
“Michels and Gableman have staked out the most radical positions on the 2020 election in order to pander to Donald Trump and his MAGA base,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Rapid Response Director Hannah Menchhoff. “We can safely say that Tim Michels and Michael Gableman are two peas in a pod when it comes to promoting election conspiracy theories and attempting to illegally overturn free and fair election results. Tim Michels wants to disenfranchise voters and take away their fundamental rights, proving once again that he is too radical for Wisconsin.”