A Better Wisconsin Together Calls for Bob Spindell, Jim Troupis to Resign From Public Positions as Fake Electors Admit Roles in Improper Attempt to Overturn 2020 Election

MADISON, Wis. – Amid breaking news that fake electors from Wisconsin have admitted to their role in 2020 election sabotage, A Better Wisconsin Together is calling on Wisconsin Election Commissioner Bob Spindell and Judicial Conduct Advisory Committee member Jim Troupis – who both played huge roles in what is now an admitted scheme to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in Wisconsin – to resign from their positions.

A Better Wisconsin Together Executive Director Chris Walloch said, β€œTen MAGA Republican fake electors today publicly admitted that they tried to improperly overturn the 2020 election in Wisconsin. It is simply unacceptable that either fake elector Bob Spindell or attorney Jim Troupis, who worked to facilitate the plot, continue to hold any position of public trust. They must either resign or be removed by their appointing authorities immediately.”

Spindell was appointed to the Wisconsin Election Commission by Republican Senate Leader Devin LeMahieu and has been involved in previous, unsavory incidents calling into question his fitness to serve in an election oversight role. After the 2022 election he sent an email in which he boasted about a reduction in the number of Black and Hispanic voters in Milwaukee, framing it as a victory that less people of color cast ballots in 2022 compared to 2018.

Attorney Jim Troupis currently serves on the Wisconsin Judicial Conduct Advisory Committee, charged by the state Supreme Court β€œ… to render formal advisory opinions and give informal advice to judges and judicial officers governed by the Code of Judicial Conduct concerning the compliance of their contemplated or proposed conduct regarding the code.” He was appointed by Chief Justice Annette Ziegler, with the support of her fellow right wing justices at the time – Rebecca Bradley, Brian Hagedorn and Patience Roggensack – to a second three-year term in March of 2023, after his involvement in the fake elector scheme was public.

According to reports, Troupis did not join in the settlement reached with the ten fake electors. He is however a central figure in the MAGA plot to overturn the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin. Troupis served as a lawyer for the Trump campaign in a lawsuit attempting to overturn the election results by invalidating over 220,000 votes cast in Dane and Milwaukee counties. He also worked with Kenneth Chesebro to execute the fake electors scheme in Wisconsin. Chesebro pleaded guilty to a felony charge for his part in a similar fake elector effort in Georgia.

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