At a Republican event this Sunday, Sen. Ron Johnson was approached by a liberal activist posing as a Republican and told her that the only reason Donald Trump lost the state of Wisconsin in 2020 was because he didn’t perform as well as other Republicans on the ballot.
“There’s nothing obviously skewed about the results,” Johnson told Lauren Windsor.
“If all the Republicans voted for Trump the way they voted for the Assembly candidates, he would have won,” Johnson said. “He didn’t get 51,000 votes that other Republicans got, and that’s why he lost.”
In another video taken by Windsor, Johnson says he supports efforts to audit the election but did not believe Republicans should focus on voting machines, noting that all votes in Wisconsin are cast on ballots that are received by clerks.
“I’ll tell you the last thing I would really focus on would be the machines,” Johnson said. “I really do think we’re too much concentrated on the machines.
Speaking to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Tuesday, Johnson said his recorded comments Johnson were “consistent with what I’ve been saying publicly on the 2020 election, no need for hidden cameras and secret recordings.”
“There were many irregularities that have yet to be fully explained, fully investigated, and solutions passed to restore confidence in future elections, which is why I held a Senate hearing on Dec. 16, 2020,” he added. “I’ve investigated many of the irregularities, explained some, and have not gotten answers on many.”
He said he acknowledged “that we should respect our system of individual state certification of election results, and that in Wisconsin, there is nothing obviously wrong with the statewide results, where President Trump by energizing the Republican base got 200,000 more votes in 2020, and collectively, Republicans garnered a record 1,661,000 votes for state assembly candidates and the same record amount for our 8 congressional candidates.”
Watch the video below:
EXCLUSIVE: Sen Ron Johnson blames Trump for losing Wisconsin in 2020 and tells me “there’s nothing obviously skewed about the results.” pic.twitter.com/OeRkVkkVAN
— Lauren Windsor (@lawindsor) August 31, 2021