Republican reviewing 2020 vote says he doesn't know how elections work - 2021-10-06
Democratic Rep. Mark Spreitzer of Beloit, who sits on the Assembly Elections Committee, said Gableman needs to get up to speed.
"If you are going to investigate an election, you should start by educating yourself about how elections work," he said. "How can we trust the findings of a person who doesn't understand how elections work?"
Election officials for weeks have questioned Gableman's competence to handle an election review, noting he has associated with conspiracy theorists, suggested clerks must prove their innocence and sent a subpoena to Milwaukee City Clerk Jim Owczarski, who has no election duties.
Gableman this summer met with officials conducting a partisan review of the Arizona election and attended a South Dakota forum hosted by MyPillow executive Mike Lindell, who has baselessly claimed China hacked the election. More recently, he has been in touch with Shiva Ayyadurai, who falsely stated Massachusetts destroyed a million ballots and claimed without evidence that votes were taken away from Trump based on the science fiction novel "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."