ICYMI: Tim Michels Suggests 2020 Election Was Stolen
Entire WI GOP Primary Field Embraces Big Lie
In a recent WTAQ-AM interview, Tim Michels joined his fellow GOP candidates for Wisconsin governor by embracing the Big Lie that the 2020 election was fraudulent.
Asked by conservative host Joe Giganti if the election was stolen, Michels said, “Maybe,” and added, “There was certainly illegal ballots.”
Michels didn’t stop there. At a campaign stop last Saturday, he alleged that “President Trump probably would be president right now if we had election integrity.”
The baseless claim that the 2020 election was stolen has become a litmus test in the nasty GOP primary. Tim Ramthun has led an effort to illegally decertify the results, Rebecca Kleefisch would not say whether she would have certified the results and called the election “rigged,” and Kevin Nicholson has dodged answering whether Trump won Wisconsin (he didn’t) and called the 2020 election “messed up.”
Read key excerpts from the article below:
Republican candidate for governor Tim Michels said Monday the last presidential election might have been stolen despite repeated findings it was conducted fairly.
Michels, a co-owner of a family construction business, is the latest Republican to join a crowded field for governor with an argument that the 2020 election was deeply flawed.
In an interview on WTAQ-AM, Michels said he wanted to see if he could make changes to the Wisconsin Elections Commission before deciding whether to dissolve it and criticized Assembly Speaker Robin Vos by saying he hoped the Rochester Republican could eventually achieve a passing grade.
Asked by conservative host Joe Giganti if he believed the election was stolen, Michels said, “Maybe.”
“Certainly, there was a lot of bad stuff that happened,” he said. “There was certainly illegal ballots. How many? I don’t know if Justice Gableman knows. I don’t know if anybody knows.”
Gableman has been conducting a review of the election at taxpayer expense on behalf of Assembly Republicans. His work is expected to cost $676,000.
Joe Biden beat Donald Trump in Wisconsin by about 21,000 votes. Federal judges and the state Supreme Court upheld Biden’s victory. Nonpartisan legislative auditors and a conservative group issued separate reports that found no evidence of significant fraud.
At a campaign stop in Sheboygan on Saturday, Michels suggested the way the election was conducted kept Trump from winning.
“President Trump probably would be president right now if we had election integrity,” Michels said on Saturday, according to a recording of his remarks.