My column for the Washington County Daily News is online and in print. Here’s a part:
The nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau released its 168-page audit of Wisconsin’s handling of the November 2020 election. The findings are deeply concerning for anybody who cares about whether or not our government still operates with the consent of the governed.
The entire purpose of holding elections is for the governed to choose who should do the governing. For this purpose, we go through a rigorous process to establish laws to ensure that every person who is eligible to vote can do so, and that we will only count one vote for each eligible voter.
What the LAB audit found was that under the cover of COVID, the state’s Wisconsin Elections Commission and local election clerks flagrantly ignored multiple laws designed to ensure free and fair elections. Further, several of those clerks refused to cooperate with the LAB’s investigation. The end result is that the audit’s findings are incomplete, and we will never have a full accounting of what went on during the November 2020 election.