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U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin thanks supporters after she won her campaign against Republican Leah Vukmir during her election night party at Monona Terrace in Madison.(Photo: RIck Wood, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

MADISON - Two state leaders are asking U.S. National Guard officials to investigate whether Wisconsin properly handles sexual assault allegations in the wake of claims of state guard officials ignoring many of them. 

U.S. Sen Tammy Baldwin and Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday asked officials with the National Guard Bureau’s Office of Complex Investigations to conduct "an independent, comprehensive review" of the Wisconsin National Guard’s procedures to report and investigate sexual assault and harassment allegations.

"I understand the seriousness of my request and I reached the conclusion that an impartial outside review was necessary in light of continued concerns from Wisconsin National Guard service members," Baldwin wrote in a letter dated Thursday.

Baldwin's letter comes after a separate request she made in January to the U.S.