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Wisconsin Special Counsel Seeks to Prevent Destruction of 2020 Election Evidence


Special Counsel and former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Mike Gableman is seeking to prevent the possible destruction of 2020 election evidence. 

In a letter, Gableman reminded the Wisconsin Election Commission of its duty to prevent the tampering and destruction of evidence, Just the News reports. 

“I hereby request that you and your office preserve any and all records and evidence including but not limited to information retained on any and all voting machines,” the letter reads. 

This includes “metadata, router information, and/or access logs.”

“Please forward to this office any information relating to any and all intentional or unintentional destruction of records between the November 3, 2020 election and the date of this notice, including otherwise routine software updates to election systems that might have in the past or will in the future corrupt or erase and/or otherwise compromise relevant records, or which might obstruct examination and investigation,” he continued. 

Addressed to Wisconsin Election Commission Chairperson Meagan Wolfe, the letter was sent one day after announcing the establishment of the Office of Special Counsel. 

“Wisconsin elections must be transparent, inclusive and accountable – and the WEC’s cooperation in preserving evidence is necessary for that goal to be met,” Gableman said.