May 23, 2022

Wisconsin bill to recall Biden electors is shot down

An effort to recall Wisconsin’s ten electoral votes for President Joe Biden from the 2020 election was stopped on Tuesday.

The resolution, introduced by Republican state Rep. Timothy Ramthun, was quickly stopped when moved to committee.

“Rep Ramthun just attempted to pass an Assembly resolution to recall WI’s presidential electors. Not only is it illegal, it’s just plain unconstitutional,” Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke said in a tweet.

“As chair of the Rules Committee, there is ZERO chance I will advance this illegal resolution,” he added.

The concerns stem from allegations of voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election. Biden defeated Trump by almost 21,000 votes in the state.

The move would likely not stand up under legal scrutiny in court, leading even some Republicans to move to oppose pushing the bill so long after the election.

Instead, the controversy reveals the importance of election reform that many Republican-led states have developed since 2020, seeking to make certain future elections are free from fraud.

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