Wisconsin Republicans over the weekend rejected resolutions to rescind the state’s Electoral College votes that were cast for President Joe Biden and to remove Robin Vos as speaker of the state Assembly.
Delegates at the state party’s annual convention outside of the capital city of Madison rejected both resolutions, while adopting close to 50 others that include calling for all ballots in the state to be cast on paper and hand-counted on Election Day, according to the Associated Press.
The resolutions are non-binding but become part of the state GOP’s party platform. Most of the measures would require a change in law to become effective.
Some GOP activists are displeased with Vos’ leadership, specifically regarding his refusal to decertify Biden’s Wisconsin win. At the convention, Vos reiterated why decertification was and is not a possibility, which reportedly drew harsh boos from the crowd.
About 36% of convention delegates voted affirmatively on the resolution that called on Vos to resign or be removed from his post. The resolution calling for the decertification of Biden’s win drew the support of 40% of delegates.
The other 46 resolutions that gained approval included measures that called to dissolve the Wisconsin Elections Commission, which was created by state Republicans; impose the death penalty for individuals who kill police officers; oppose vaccine mandates; and outlaw some types of medical treatment for transgender youths.