Wisconsin State Rep. Timothy Ramthun was one of the many legislators who attended Mike Lindell’s Cyber Symposium. He said after attending the conference, one thing is clear — all 50 states need to conduct a forensic audit of their election machines.
“I came with an open mind and a willingness to just listen,” he said. “The first day was a lot of talk and a little bit of banter and I was hungry for data. I think they did it that way to set it up — they wanted to say, ‘here’s how the voting processes work.’ And they did it with a 30,000-foot view. The next day they got into the weeds on systems and cyber side of log files and images on machines and how they can be changed. And they were (changed) in Mesa County Colorado.”
Ramthun said he saw more data that basically qualifies the necessity of a full cyber forensic audit.
“I don’t think it should just be in swing states,” he said. “I think all 50 states in the country should take a look at what happened in their states regardless of who won and lost to determine the fact that we might need to make some changes to our national process. Maybe machines need to go away because it opens up a lot of avenues to a lot of backchannel activities. Maybe we ought to get right back to ballots and have everything on paper.
“The symposium essentially tells me that there is merit and necessity for the audit to take away the conspiracy, to take away the questions. It just reinforced the need. It was very well done, professionally done. It’s been informative at many points along the way. Sometimes it was just a lot of banter, but I’m better about the issue now than when I came.”
As for the Election Integrity Caucus, which formed with legislators across the country at the symposium, Ramthun said there is strength in numbers.
“To know you’re not alone with this is quite refreshing,” he said. “It’s good to have that common focus and then to have all of that brainpower and to talk about how they’re handling it and suggestions as far as what we can do not only as states individually but as a nation. It’s very, very helpful. I hope that ultimately all 50 states take action. Our nation needs it.”
Wisconsin is one of those swing states in question. Steve Bannon suggested proving they cheated would be easiest in Wisconsin. Joe Biden allegedly won the state by a little more than 20,000 votes.
“There’s concern (in Wisconsin) that something bad happened,” Ramthun said. “(A forensic audit) will prove it. The side that doesn’t think anything bad happened doesn’t prove their side either, so someone has to do something to prove something. I chose to be on the side that says I think something wrong happened, let me prove it.”
He has received overwhelming support with the rare negative comment on his posts and videos about efforts to audit and the symposium itself.
“That’s what they want. That’s what they put me in the seat for,” he said. “I serve the Lord and then I serve the people. This is the No. 1 thing for us in our country and in Wisconsin as well. I’m glad I’m here and I’m honored to serve.”