In the summer of 2020, a retired hypnotherapist filed a complaint with the Wisconsin Elections Commission. His complaint? That Wisconsin’s five largest cities, including Madison, had received grants from the Center for Tech and Civic Life to help make it safer to vote in a pandemic.
While formally dismissed by the WEC, that complaint gained traction in far-right circles. It’s now one of the main themes in the ongoing taxpayer-funded election review led by former state Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman.
WORT producer Heron Splinter speaks with ProPublica reporter Megan O’Matz. She’s out today with a new article on how retired hypnotherapist and failed politician Jay Stone helped fuel the never-ending hunt for election fraud in Wisconsin.