MILWAUKEE– Authorities state the Republican politician who challenged Home Speaker Paul Ryan last year deliberately delayed their examination into a ballot selfie he took last August.
After Paul Nehlen voted on August 9, 2016, he published a photo of his tally to Twitter, an infraction of state law. That act prompted a two-month police investigation.According to an 11-page report, Town of Delavan police say Nehlen”deliberately kipped down a factory reset blank phone with the SIM card missing out on, and then later on turned in a blank SIM card after the fact, making it obvious that Nehlen was attempting to hide the contents of the phone.” Police say Nehlen, through his attorney, declined to talk with them. Cops discovered “probable cause to indicate that Nehlen dedicated election scams,” a felony.In a letter to authorities early this year, an assistant Walworth County District Attorney said Nehlen’s tally selfie was”technically an offense”however chose his intent was”to accentuate his candidateship”and chose not to issue charges. Nehlen lost to Ryan by 68 points last August however states he prepares to challenge the speaker again in 2018. In a statement, Nehlen challenged the account from cops and prosecutors. He states he fully worked together with the investigation and immediately turned over the phone” in the condition that it was in at the time it was asked for.”Nehlen calls the removed SIM card “an oversight.”