Vos met with Republican activists who are seeking to decertify the 2020 election in the state at the state Capitol on Wednesday before rejecting calls to decertify.
“I still believe that the Constitution and my oath that I took as an elected official does not allow me to decertify any election whether I want to or not,” Vos told reporters in Madison. “That’s not going to happen.”
Vos also asserted that there “are some people who think that the Legislature has a unilateral ability to overturn the election” but stipulated that “we do not.”
“I think there was widespread fraud, and I think we are going to see more and more data that comes out” following an investigation headed by former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman, Vos added. The speaker last year tapped Gableman as a special counsel to investigate the 2020 election in Wisconsin.
However, some Wisconsin Republicans said they believe Vos is incorrect in his assessment.
”This isn’t a Democrat or Republican issue and I think some of the people inside that are accountable are in that room right now,” state Rep. Timothy Ramthun, a Republican, told NBC15. “I think those people don’t want to see closure on this that’s why they’re dragging us all along.”
Ramthun said that he attempted to attend Wednesday’s meeting between Vos and the Republican activists but was kicked out of the room.
“More obstruction,” Ramthun told The Associated Press as he left the room Wednesday. “This is what I have been dealing with now for 17 months.”
Earlier this month, a 136-page interim report released by Gableman, the special counsel, said that he has uncovered numerous instances of lawbreaking in Wisconsin during the 2020 election.
In the March 1 report, Gableman wrote that his investigation had uncovered instances of numerous votes cast by mentally incompetent nursing home residents, noncitizens, and ineligible felons.
He cited the use of unstaffed absentee ballot drop boxes by municipal and county clerks, in violation of state law.
Laws were also allegedly violated when the Wisconsin Elections Commission exceeded its authority by ordering local election officials to disregard state statutes that regulate absentee voting, according to the report.
The Epoch Times has contacted the Wisconsin Elections Commission for comment.
Steven Kovac contributed to this report.