The Wisconsin state Assembly, which is controlled by Republicans, passed a resolution on Tuesday, March 23, authorizing an investigation into the 2020 presidential election.
On a 58-35 party-line vote, the resolution was approved.
The committee will now have the ability to issue subpoenas to compel testimony and obtain documents.
According to The Associated Press, the Wisconsin Assembly passed a resolution on Tuesday authorizing an investigation into President Joe Biden’s narrow victory in the state’s 2020 presidential election.
State Rep. Joe Sanfelippo said, the resolution, which is opposed by Democrats, is required to give the committee power to issue subpoenas to compel testimony and gather documents. He serves as vice chairman of the Assembly elections and campaign committee, which will oversee the investigation.
The resolution authorizing the investigation passed with all Republicans voting yes and all Democrats voting no. It was passed after Republicans demanded an audit of the election results last month.
Republicans said they were gathering more evidence to see if laws had been broken, while Democrats claimed Republicans were trying to score political points by undermining public confidence in elections and insulting election clerks, poll workers, and other election officials.
When Democrat election officials stopped counting ballots on election night in Wisconsin, President Trump had a sizable lead. But Biden had taken the lead by the next morning.
Despite Census Bureau data showing that Milwaukee County has shrunk in the last 10 years, Joe Biden outperformed Barack Obama’s 2008 performance and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 numbers in the county.
Joe Biden won Wisconsin by 21,000 votes.