Two Republican state lawmakers are suing Gov. Tony Evers as part of a federal lawsuit to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin, Arizona, Georgia, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Reps. Jeff Mursau of Crivitz and David Steffen of Howard are plaintiffs in a lawsuit brought in federal court late Tuesday against officials in all five states, including Evers, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Sen. Howard Marklein, who is listed in the lawsuit as Senate majority leader but does not hold that position.
The lawsuit is filed in conjunction with the Wisconsin Voters Alliance, which has been unsuccessful in at least two other lawsuits over the state’s election results. Like other lawsuits filed since President Donald Trump lost reelection, it seeks to challenge the role state legislatures played in certifying the election results.
Among the allegations, the lawsuit argues a “cabal” of public-private partnerships “directed the manner of the election contrary to state law creating disorder the state legislatures were unable to address.”
The lawsuit seeks to require state legislatures to approve the certification of elections.
Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald have not answered repeated questions about whether they support lawsuits seeking to give the Wisconsin state Legislature say over the outcome of the election.