By Jim Hoft
Published January 25, 2022 at 8:11 pm 737 Comments
The Wisconsin Assembly voted unanimously in a voice vote in a privileged resolution to move forward Rep. Ramthun’s resolution to reclaim Wisconsin’s 10 electors for US President and Vice President who were certified under fraudulent purposes.
The voice vote was unanimous and passed the assembly earlier this evening.
The legislation will now move forward to the Wisconsin Rules Committee and to the Wisconsin Senate, bill 743.
The legislation was introduced by Rep. Timothy Ramthun.
How it happened: Rep. Ramthun bravely called for a point of order today, during an open session. He did this by using Assembly Rule 43 and asking was his resolution privileged and able to be passed on to the Rules Committee through an open session? Yes, the resolution was privileged. Then they were able to do a vote within the session that was currently taking place. And it was all “Yes”, an unanimous vote to move the legislation to the Rules Committee. So now the resolution will land at the Rules Committee. It’s in the hands of Speaker Vos, a Republican. So Speaker Vos and the rest of the representatives have ten days to answer back on whether he’s going to push it to the floor for a vote. It is not clear what the Wisconsin Senate did with it yet.
Representative Ramthun used the rulebook, used the Constitution, and was fearless. He went out there in front of everybody, stopped the session and said, I’m a legislator, and I want you to hear this because that’s what the constituents are asking me to do.
The assembly voted on the resolution to have passage to the Rules Committee, to get an opinion if they can go forward. They could have tabled it. They didn’t even have to hear it. But because it was found privilege, they had no choice. And now the legislation moves to the Rules Committee.
So now the legislation moves to the next level, it’s still alive, and we’ll see what happens in the Rules Committe led by Robin Vos. It’s not a done deal, but it’s the first time in Wisconsin history that a state Representative has moved to reclaim Wisconsin’s 10 electoral ballots.
Ramthun’s office is kicking butt and needs to be supported and thanked for doing the right thing for the people of Wisconsin and America. Regardless of where the resolution goes from here, Representative Ramthun has always kept his word to the people of Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Assembly Rules Committee Members:
Representative Steineke (Chair)
How can you help? Contact the rules committee members and tell them to put the resolution through.
You can reach your legislator by calling the Legislative Hotline. In Madison, dial 266-9960. Toll-free, call 1-800-362-9472.
** We will be updating this post as we learn more. This post has been updated as we gathered more information from our many sources.
Here is video of tonight’s historic vote in the Wisconsin Assembly.
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