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Group asks for investigation into Wisconsin's Republican electors meeting

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For the first time since leaving office, former President Donald Trump will speak publicly Sunday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando.

Throughout the weekend, panels will discuss and debate the 2020 results as the debate is still ongoing in key states including Wisconsin.

Earlier this month, the law group Law Forward filed complaints with several entities asking for investigations, claiming a meeting of Republican electors in December amounted to fraud.

Republican electors met at the same time as Democrats but in an unannounced and secure location at the state Capitol. Documents obtained by Law Forward show the vote was forwarded to federal officials.

Law Forward's legal advisory council consists of prominent Democrats including former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold and former Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton.

"These folks were not the authorized electors for the state of Wisconsin for the electoral college," Mel Barnes said, staff counsel for Law Forward.


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The complaint has been filed with the Milwaukee County District Attorney, Wisconsin Elections Commission and Office of Lawyer Regulation.

"Most importantly we need to make sure this never happens again in our state," Barnes said. "That’s the real goal here."

Republicans contend the meeting and vote was necessary should a court have overturned the state’s results as part of lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign.

"There was security, armed security to protect us," Bill Feehan said during one of his podcasts in January, a Republican elector and chair of the La Crosse County GOP. "And other officials from the Republican Party of Wisconsin were there."

It’s unclear what if anything will come from the complaints. The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office and Wisconsin Elections Commission would only confirm the document was received.

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