Wisconsin official says Trump phoned him last week to pressure him to change election results

Authored by independent.co.uk and submitted by brithus

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Tuesday said former president Donald Trump is still pressuring him to purportedly rescind the Badger State’s 2020 electoral votes, even though there is no legal way to do so and no ground to even consider such an action.

Mr Trump has seized on a recent Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling which outlaws ballot drop boxes in future elections, claiming that the court’s ruling that the Wisconsin Election Commission exceeded its authority by authorising drop box use as a pandemic mitigation measure means President Joe Biden’s win in state is invalid.

In a statement, Mr Trump asked: “So what’s Speaker Robin Vos doing on the Great Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling declaring hundreds of thousands of Drop Box votes to be illegal?”

In reality, the court ruling did not invalidate a single vote cast by drop box. And neither Mr Vos nor the Wisconsin legislature have the authority to retroactively invalidate votes or rescind electoral votes.

But that has not stopped Mr Trump from arguing to the contrary.

In an interview with Milwaukee ABC affiliate WISN, Mr Vos said he recieved a phone call last week in which the former president again demanded that somehow find a way to reverse his 2020 loss.

“It’s very consistent — he makes his case ... he would like us to do something different in Wisconsin, I explained that it's not allowed under the Constitution,” said Mr Vos, who added that the former president “has a different opinion”.

Squirrel_Chucks on July 20th, 2022 at 14:27 UTC »

Some quotes from the Wisconsin speaker on his call with Trump:

"It's very consistent. He makes his case, which I respect."

Are you respecting his ability to make a consistent complaint? That's the bar you set for a child!

"He would like us to do something different in Wisconsin. I explained that it's not allowed under the Constitution...He has a different opinion."

His opinion is contrary to both the Wisconsin and the US Constitution. We have a word for that: illegal.

But this dude is spineless like the rest.

Trump thinks that the Wisconsin decision not to use drop boxes going forward means that they were illegal retroactively.

That is very much not the case. If it was and if decertification was a thing (it is not), then he might have won Wisconsin in 2020...but he might also have lost it in 2016.

But Trump is not troubled by logic or law or ethics, so anyone who argued for him or just refuses to call out his dangerous illegality is complicit, Wisconsin speaker Vos included.

DarthLysergis on July 20th, 2022 at 14:22 UTC »

Count number 2 of a direct attempt to interfere with a federal investigation....and still waddling around a free manbaby

PopcornInMyTeeth on July 20th, 2022 at 14:21 UTC »

Hey DOJ, this is what happens when you don't take action, criminals keep breaking the law.