Wisconsin Examiner

Kaul Says Feds Should Prosecute State’s GOP False Electors

10 Wisconsin Republicans sent phony electoral ballots for Trump to Congress.

By , Wisconsin Examiner - Jan 16th, 2022 11:45 am
Josh Kaul. Photo courtesy of the State of Wisconsin.

Josh Kaul. Photo courtesy of the State of Wisconsin.

A complaint against 10 Republicans in Wisconsin who posed as official electors, signing and submitting falsified certification papers to Congress is in front of the Wisconsin Elections Commission and Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, filed by Law Forward attorneys Jeffrey Mandell and Mel Barnes.

They filed the complaint nearly a year ago and so far there have been no charges, penalties or findings on the actions, which could potentially constitute a felony.

After the attorney general in Michigan — which also had imposter electors submitting papers declaring Donald Trump the victor despite a clear Biden win — asked the federal Justice Department to step in, Wisconsin’s attorney general appeared open to a similar path.

Asked if he would consider such an action, Attorney General Josh Kaul responded, “I believe it’s critical that the federal government fully investigates and prosecutes any unlawful actions in furtherance of any seditious conspiracy.”

In Michigan, Attorney General Dana Nessel, a Democrat, is asking federal prosecutors to investigate.

“Under state law, I think clearly you have forgery of a public record, which is a 14-year offense, and election law forgery, which is a five-year offense,” Nessel told MSNBC. However, she added, the federal Justice Department and U.S. attorneys are best suited to investigate the situation and prosecute the participants if warranted.

Wisconsin is one of seven states that sent phony electoral ballots for Trump to Congress, feeding into the Jan. 6 insurrection by providing bogus documents that then-Vice President Mike Pence could use to throw the election to Trump. The other states are Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico and Pennsylvania.

The 10 Wisconsin Republicans who signed the falsified documents declaring Trump the winner in Wisconsin were Elections Commissioner Robert Spindell, then Republican Party of Wisconsin chair Andrew Hitt, Carol Brunner, Edward Scott Grabins, Bill Feehan, Kathy Kiernan, Darryl Carlson, Pam Travis, Kelly Ruh and Mary Buestrin.

2 thoughts on “Kaul Says Feds Should Prosecute State’s GOP False Electors”

  1. siegeronsongs says:

    I think we’ve found the election riggers the Republicans we’re searching for.

  2. gerrybroderick says:

    Stop for a moment and ask what Republicans would do were the shoe on the other foot. Is there any doubt that Robin Vos and company would be frothing at the mouth as they called for an aggressive prosecution of such flagrant disregard of the laws of our Republic?

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