The speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly said the former president donald trump called him last week to try to get the state to straighten its 2020 presidential election results.
Robin Vos, 54, claimed Trump asked him again to throw out Biden’s 2020 win in Wisconsin after the state made mail-in ballot boxes illegal earlier this month. WISN reported.
Vos said he shot down the former president’s request and appeared unfazed after Trump blasted him in a post on his Truth Social platform on Monday, calling the head of the state assembly a republican only in name (RINO) that helps democrats.
“It’s very consistent,” Vos said while describing the calls he received from Trump during the 2020 election. “He’s making his case, which I respect.
“He wants us to do something different in Wisconsin. I explained that it’s not allowed under the constitution,” Vos added.
“He has a different opinion, and then he published the tweet. That’s it.’
Wisconsin State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (left) said former President Donald Trump has asked him again to toss Biden’s 2020 win in the state
Vos said he denied the former president’s request because it violated the Wisconsin Constitution as Trump blasted lawmakers on his social media platform
Trump called Vos a RINO who helped Democrats and repeated unsubstantiated claims that the 2020 election was rigged
The “tweet” Vos is referring to was a post Trump published on Truth Social in which he criticized the Wisoncsin official for not disclosing the election results following the state Supreme Court ruling on the ballot boxes .
“Looks like Speaker Robin Vos, a longtime professional RINO always keen to protect his flank, won’t do anything about the astonishing Wisconsin Supreme Court decision,” Trump wrote.
“Democrats would like to sincerely thank Robin and all of his fellow RINOs for letting them get away with ‘murder.'”
“A rigged and stolen election,” Trump added, repeating unsubstantiated claims that the 2020 election was rigged.
Representatives for Vos and Trump did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.
Although Vos previously repeated Trump’s false claims that voter fraud affected the state’s 2020 presidential results, he took no steps to rectify Biden’s victory after the state’s verdict.
Last month, the Wisconsin Supreme Court banned the use of most mailboxes, saying voters could not submit absentee ballots on someone else’s behalf.
The conservative majority of the court ruled 4-3 that the boxes can only be placed at polling stations and that no one but the voter can return a ballot in person, handing defeat to Democrats who said the decision would make voting more difficult in the battleground state , which President Biden won by a margin of just 21,000.
Last month, the Wisconsin Supreme Court banned the use of most mailboxes, saying voters could not submit absentee ballots on someone else’s behalf
Vos said he disagreed with Trump’s interpretation that the court’s ruling meant the 2020 mail-in ballot, which tended to favor Democrats, should be thrown out.
“The court case as you read it doesn’t go back and say what happened in 2020 was illegal,” Vos said. “It just says it can’t happen in the future.”
The President took another stand against Vos on Tuesday, writing in a statement, “What is Speaker Robin Vos doing in response to the Great Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling declaring hundreds of thousands of drop box votes illegal?”
“This is not a time for him to hide, it is a time for action,” Trump added. “I don’t know his opponent in the upcoming primary, but I’m sure he’ll do well if speaker Vos doesn’t move with enthusiasm.”
Vos, who has been in office since 2004 and spokesman since 2013, faces challenger Adam Steen, who previously called Vos a “traitorous traitor” for parroting Trump’s allegations of voter fraud in 2020.