The state Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections hearing will take place on Dec. 11 at the Wisconsin State Capitol. It will deal with the investigation into “numerous irregularities with the 2020 general election,” Rep. Ron Tusler, a Republican who chairs the committee, said in a statement.
“The goal of the ongoing investigation is transparency. Wisconsin voters deserve fair and accurately counted elections. I want you to know that their vote counted,” he said.
The hearing will include testimony from eyewitnesses, experts, and elections officials.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, a Republican, said the hearing shows that lawmakers are proceeding with an investigation into the election after numerous concerns were brought forth.
“We must ensure that every legal vote was counted and begin working to eliminate questionable practices that undermine the integrity of the vote,” he said in a statement.
Vos explained on Twitter that lawmakers had to wait for the Wisconsin Supreme Court to act on a lawsuit that President Donald Trump’s campaign filed, challenging the results of the election.
The state’s top court said in a 4-3 ruling on Dec. 3 that the campaign had to file an appeal in circuit court.
The Trump campaign filed a separate lawsuit last week, alleging “unlawful and unconstitutional” acts occurred during the election and asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to forward the matter to the state legislature.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden won Wisconsin over Trump by about 20,000 votes, according to the current vote count. State election officials announced last week that they were officially recognizing Biden as the winner.
The officials have challenged allegations of fraud and wrongdoing. Wisconsin Elections Commission head Meagan Wolfe told reporters last month that “there’s always minor errors” but “we’re certainly not seeing anything unusual.”
The Dec. 11 Assembly hearing will be livestreamed by The Epoch Times and its news partner, NTD Television.
Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz, a Democrat, didn’t respond to a request for comment.
It wasn’t clear whether any officials from the elections commission would be at the hearing.
A spokesman for the commission didn’t immediately respond to an inquiry. Tusler did not immediately answer when asked to name some of the eyewitnesses, experts, and officials who will testify.