Wisconsin Special Counsel Mike Gableman asked the Wisconsin Elections Commission on Thursday to preserve “any and all records and evidence … including … information retained on any and all voting machines.”
On July 31, Gableman, who served on the Wisconsin Supreme Court from 2008 to 2018, was named Special Counsel in the investigation of the 2020 election authorized by Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly Robin Vos (R-63). One month later, on August 30, Gableman’s appointment was approved by the Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections in a five to three party line vote.
“Special Counsel Mike Gableman acted today to prevent the potential corruption and destruction of computer evidence relating to the 2020 election by reminding the Wisconsin Elections Commission of their duty to prevent evidence destruction,” according to the statement released by the Office of Special Counsel on Thursday.
The Office of Special Counsel was formally announced