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Kaul asks court to block subpoenas in GOP election investigation

Subpoenas sent to state elections officials by former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman

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Attorney General Josh Kaul speaks at the inauguration ceremony at the Wisconsin State Capitol on Jan. 7, 2019.
Coburn Dukehart/ Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul is asking a court to block subpoenas issued by an attorney hired by Republicans to lead an investigation into the 2020 presidential election that was won by President Joe Biden.

Kaul, a Democrat, asked a Dane County judge Thursday to block the subpoenas sent to state elections officials by former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman.

Gableman was hired to look into the election by Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.

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The nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau is doing an independent review of the election and its findings are expected any day. Vos said he doesn’t expect Gableman to complete his work until the end of the year.

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