Ald. Michael Murphy
Press Release

Baseless investigation only seeks to cast doubt on our democracy

Statement of Alderman Michael J. Murphy November 7, 2020

By - Nov 7th, 2020 10:00 am

Yesterday’s news that Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is using the Legislature’s power to investigate Tuesday’s election is both unwarranted and unnecessary. To this point no evidence has been provided to suggest Wisconsin’s election process was anything but exemplary, and the notion of inefficiency existing at Milwaukee’s central count that could have impacted the election is simply ridiculous.

The COVID-19 pandemic forced this election to proceed unlike any other, and in Milwaukee our Election Commission staff spent countless hours to produce an infrastructure that allowed residents to cast their votes in a safe and efficient manner. There are also the thousands of poll workers who stepped up to support this election and their fellow residents. All of these individuals deserve our gratitude and appreciation and not to have their effort needlessly dragged through the mud.

The people of Wisconsin have spoken. Perhaps instead of trying to undermine this election, the Speaker should spend more time working to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and providing relief to families and businesses in need.

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