A Wisconsin court has ordered the state Assembly’s election investigation to stop deleting records. Meanwhile, new details have emerged about congressional leaders’ initial response to the Jan. 6 attack.
A Dane County Circuit Court judge ordered the Assembly’s Office of Special Counsel, which is overseeing the partisan investigation of the 2020 election, “not to delete or destroy any record” that could be responsive to American Oversight’s public records requests.
In a recent letter, the Wisconsin Assembly’s office conducting its partisan election review admitted that it “routinely deletes” public records, maintaining — incorrectly — that it is not subject to the state’s public records retention law.
Records from the Wisconsin Assembly’s Office of Special Counsel relating to the investigation of the 2020 election, released to American Oversight following an order from the Dane County Circuit Court on March 8, 2022.