Pocan calls on Justice Department to investigate fake voters | Wisconsin News

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic U.S. Representative Mark Pocan on Friday asked U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland for a Justice Department investigation into 10 Republican voters who submitted false documents last year saying former President Donald Trump won in the Battleground State.

President Joe Biden won Wisconsin by just under 21,000 votes. The Republicans who met defended the move, saying they were submitting the votes in case Trump’s loss is overturned by the courts.

Pocan said it was imperative that the Justice Department act “to deter other officials who may seek to engage in voter fraud.” He urged Garland to act quickly “for Wisconsin, for the department and for the nation.”

Earlier this week, an assistant Milwaukee County prosecutor responded to a year-old complaint filed by a Madison-based liberal law firm asking for an investigation. The letter to Law Forward attorney Jeffrey Mandell said it was up to state and federal authorities to decide whether or not to conduct such an investigation.

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul, a Democrat, did not rule out a state investigation and also called on federal prosecutors to consider one.

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Republicans in seven states – Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin – have submitted documents to the US Senate and National Archives saying they believe Trump actually won, even though he doesn’t. had not done. Republicans in New Mexico and Pennsylvania added a caveat that this was done in case they were later recognized as duly elected and qualified voters.

Attorneys general in Michigan and New Mexico have asked federal prosecutors to investigate misrepresentations by Republican officials.

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