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Wisconsin GOP election commissioner praised right-wing provocateur who promoted voter fraud conspiracies

November 21, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - NOVEMBER 04: Election officials count absentee ballots on November 04, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Wisconsin requires election officials to wait to begin counting absentee ballots until after polls open on election day. The Milwaukee count was finished about 3AM. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

A Republican member of the Wisconsin Election Commission posted a tweet Thursday praising a well-known conspiracy theorist who has spread false claims about voter fraud.

(CNN)A Republican member of the Wisconsin Election Commission posted a tweet Thursday praising a well-known conspiracy theorist who has spread false claims about voter fraud.

The commissioner, Bob Spindell, praised Jack Posobiec, a far-right agitator who is known for spreading conspiracies and disinformation on the Trump-friendly One America News Network.

I will keep you up to date on all the interesting things happening with the WIS Recount," Spindell tweeted on Thursday, referring to the election commission's meeting on Wednesday to set parameters for the partial recount.

The six-member Wisconsin Election Commission, which includes Spindell, oversees the state's elections.

The panel's Democratic chairwoman rebuked Spindell at the meeting for spreading what she called a "paranoid conspiracy" that mail ballots were improperly sent to voters.

Posobiec posted about Spindell during the meeting and encouraged his 1. 2 million followers to follow Spindell.

"I do not know him, and I have not been on his Twitter page," Spindell told CNN on Friday.

Since the election, Posobiec has repeatedly promoted false claims about the election being stolen from Trump, citing the discredited conspiracies that Trump's legal team is pushing.

In an interview with CNN, Spindell repeatedly raised the possibility of widespread fraud.

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