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State senate to launch new election investigation

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Wisconsin state capitol

MADISON (WKOW) — The Wisconsin State Senate will be launching its own investigation into the 2020 presidential election, a week after a different audit did "not identify any widespread fraud."

According to a press release from Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg), the audit from the Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB), which made recommendations on how Wisconsin could improve elections, "painted a grim picture of the Wisconsin Elections Commission."

“When a state agency refuses to follow the law, especially one overseeing our elections, it should concern every Wisconsinite regardless of party,” said Majority Leader LeMahieu. “We will assess the full impact of WEC’s deficiencies and determine the best course of action for the future of election administration given the now documented failures of the current administration and staff.”

LeMahieu said Senate leadership is pursing recommendations from LAB, as well as authorizing an additional investigations on the findings of the audit. One point of the investigation will be looking into the City of Madison's "refusal to provide documents and ballots to the LAB in the course of their investigation."