Lawmaker Who Doubts Biden Win Enters Wisconsin Governor Race

KEWASKUM, Wis. (AP) — State Rep. Timothy Ramthun, a conspiracy theorist who was disciplined by Republican management over false election claims, launched his candidacy Saturday for Wisconsin governor, saying he may do extra in that function to undo President Joe Biden’s victory within the 2020 election.

“You bought to do what you bought to do to make a distinction,” Ramthun mentioned throughout a rally within the village of Kewaskum, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) northwest of Milwaukee.

Ramthun has received reward from former President Donald Trump for his makes an attempt to reverse Biden’s win within the battleground state.

Ramthun mentioned he would name for a full audit of the election, which he referred to as an “assault on the Structure and nationwide safety.”

Biden’s win by slightly below 21,000 votes has survived recounts, a number of lawsuits, an audit by the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau and a assessment by the conservative Wisconsin Institute for Legislation & Liberty. An Related Press assessment of battleground states discovered far too few confirmed circumstances of fraud to tip the election for Trump, whose personal lawyer basic has disputed the fraud claims.

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, additionally a purveyor of false claims that Trump received the 2020 election, endorsed Ramthun, telling the gang that crammed a highschool auditorium he could be “the best governor Wisconsin has ever seen.”

“We have to elect politicians which have the folks’s again,” Lindell mentioned.

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, a former Trump adviser, informed the gang in an audio message that he “wholeheartedly” helps Ramthun’s bid for governor.

“We’d like these kind of brave leaders,” Flynn mentioned.

Ramthun has referred to as on the Legislature to rescind Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes that had been awarded to Biden, a transfer that Republican leaders and nonpartisan attorneys for the Legislature have mentioned is unlawful. He tried to try this most lately on Jan. 25, however fellow Republicans rebuffed him.

Rebecca Kleefisch, who was lieutenant governor underneath Scott Walker, and former U.S. Senate candidate and Marine Kevin Nicholson had been already within the Republican subject.

The winner of the Aug. 9 major will advance to tackle Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. The race is a high precedence for each events given swing state Wisconsin’s significance within the 2024 presidential race.

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