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Wisconsin Republican Lawmaker Promises Forensic Election Audit

There Is No Evidence Of Widespread Fraud In The State

ballot envelopes surround a worker who sits on the floor
Madelyn Preston, a first-time poll worker, sorts absentee envelopes Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Madison. Angela Major/WPR

The Republican head of the Wisconsin Assembly elections committee says she will ensure there is a “comprehensive, forensic examination” of ballots cast in the 2020 presidential election at the same time the state’s nonpartisan audit bureau conducts a review.

The broadened investigation announced Monday comes amid pressure from former President Donald Trump and other national Republicans to take a closer look in Wisconsin.

President Joe Biden won Wisconsin by just over 20,000 votes. There is no evidence of widespread fraud.

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Democrats have derided calls for more investigations as feeding into conspiracy theories and lies that Trump actually won the state.