Under fire from conservatives, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel said this week an investigation into voter fraud remained open, contradicting comments he made hours earlier that the probe had been closed. Schimel suggested his investigators may yet review more than 100 hours of undercover video shot by Project Veritas Action, a group run by conservative activist James O’Keefe. “It’s not the end of it,” the Republican attorney general said Thursday on “The Mark Belling Show” on WISN-AM (1130). Schimel’s office released a memo this week from an investigator saying he found no violations of Wisconsin laws. Just hours before he claimed the investigation had not been shut down, Schimel told the Wisconsin Radio Network the memo had been released because the investigation was closed.
Schimel spokesman Johnny Koremenos on Friday said the memo had been released in error and declined to answer other questions.
At issue is a series of videos O’Keefe released leading up to last year’s presidential election that O’Keefe claims reveal a voter fraud scheme and other crimes. At the time, Schimel’s office released a statement saying the video showed “apparent violations of the law.”