(NewsGlobal.com)- The proposals to revoke the state of Wisconsin’s votes in the Electoral College in 2020 and to oust Robin Vos as speaker of the state Assembly were both defeated by Wisconsin Republican lawmakers over the weekend.
According to the Associated Press, delegates to the state party’s annual convention met outside the city of Madison and adopted close to 50 other resolutions during their meeting. One of these resolutions included a call for all ballots in the state to be cast on paper and hand-counted on the day of the election.
The resolutions are not legally enforceable, but they do become part of the platform for the Republican Party in the state. For most of the reforms to take effect, a change in the legislation is necessary.
There is discontent among some activists in the Republican Party with Vos’s leadership, particularly about his failure to contest President Biden’s victory in Wisconsin. According to reports, the crowd booed loudly and furiously whenever Vos mentioned why decertification was not an option when speaking at the conference.
A yes vote on the motion that demanded Vos resign or be removed from his job received support from around one-third of the delegates at the conference. The motion presented before the convention calling for the decertification of Joe Biden’s victory received support from forty percent of the delegates.
Among the remaining 46 resolutions, those that were passed included measures that called for the dissolution of the Wisconsin Elections Commission, which state Republicans established; the imposition of the death penalty for individuals who kill police officers; opposition to vaccine mandates; and the prohibition of certain types of medical treatment for transgender youths.
The vote to remove Vos came only hours after he infuriated many in the convention audience by announcing that the 2020 race was finished.
During a legislative panel with Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu, Vos told the convention crowd that many in the crowd might not want to hear this, but we cannot decertify the election and go back and annul it.
Vos stated, over boos, “We must concentrate on the future. We must concentrate our efforts on ensuring that elections are held in 2022 and 2024.”
Before the vote, Bob Kordus of the Walworth County Republican Party stated that Wisconsin’s slogan is “Forward, not Backwards.”