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Wisconsin Republican Election Probe Hits Roadblocks

Katie Thoresen WXPR

A GOP-led effort to force two county election clerks to turn over ballots and voting machines is running into resistance among Republicans as well as legal hurdles.

Republican Rep. Janel Brandtjen, who chairs the Assembly Elections Committee, issued subpoenas to election clerks in Brown and Milwaukee counties last week.

Attorneys for the nonpartisan Wisconsin Legislative Council have said only Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Chief Clerk Ted Blazel can authorize the subpoenas Brandtjen is seeking.

Also, the Republican chair of the Senate Elections Committee says she doesn't think Brandtjen's investigation would be “fruitful.”