Wisconsin Republicans are conducting their own Arizona-style "audit" of the 2020 election results, but the operation is reportedly on the ropes thanks to a "series of blunders" committed by former State Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman.
CNN's Eric Bradner reports that Gableman in just a few short weeks has made several mistakes that has already resulted in calls for the "audit" to be shut down.
"In recent weeks, Gableman's office has issued, and then backed off, subpoenas for testimony from officials in Wisconsin's five largest counties," Bradner writes. "Gableman has faced backlash after comparing a newspaper's coverage of his probe to Nazi propaganda. And he has been criticized for consulting with Shiva Ayyadurai, a conspiracy theorist whose recent work on the partisan election review in Arizona was discredited. Gableman has also admitted that he does not know how elections work."
Because of all this, Democratic Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul last week sent a scathing letter ripping Gableman's efforts to pieces.
"This is not a serious investigation," Kaul wrote. "Even if an investigation like this were justified -- and it's clearly not -- this one suffers from glaring flaws that destroy any credibility that its results could have."
Additionally, Democratic state Rep. Lisa Subeck has called on Gableman to resign after he compared critics of his "audit" to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.
"Special Counsel Michael Gableman's comments earlier today comparing a mainstream newspaper to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbel clearly disqualify him," said Subeck, who is Jewish.