Wisconsin Republicans vote against decertifying 2020 election results, removing Assembly speaker

More than one-third of delegates at the party's annual convention would like to see the state decertify its 2020 presidential election results

Updated: May 23, 2022 - 7:04pm

Wisconsin Republicans over the weekend rejected resolutions to rescind the state's 2020 Electoral College votes and to remove Robin Vos as speaker of the state Assembly.

Meeting outside the capital city of Madison, delegates to the state party's annual convention adopted close to 50 other resolutions, including a call for all ballots in the state to be cast on paper and hand-counted on Election Day, according to the Associated Press.

The resolutions are non-binding but become part of the state GOP's party platform. Most of the measures would require a change in law to become effective.

Some GOP activists are displeased with Vos' leadership, specifically regarding his refusal to decertify President Biden's Wisconsin win. At the convention, Vos reiterated why decertification was and is not a possibility, which reportedly drew harsh boos from the crowd.

About 36% of convention delegates voted affirmatively on the resolution that called on Vos to resign or be removed from his post. The resolution calling for the decertification of Biden's win drew the support of 40% of delegates. 

The other 46 resolutions that gained approval included measures that called to dissolve the Wisconsin Elections Commission, which was created by state Republicans; impose the death penalty for individuals who kill police officers; oppose vaccine mandates; and outlaw some types of medical treatment for transgender youths.