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Wis. DA: Voter-fraud allegations unsubstantiated

Saturday - 7/14/2012, 12:56pm  ET

RACINE, Wis. (AP) - Authorities who investigated allegations of voter fraud in a Wisconsin Senate recall election that went to a recount say they've found no evidence of criminal activity.

The Racine County Sheriff's Department and prosecutor's office spent a month looking into the claims. Complaints included the discovery of voter-registration documents in a garbage can and allegations that absentee ballots were mishandled.

The complaints arose after Republican state Sen. Van Wanggaard (WAHN'-gard) lost a recall election last month to Democratic challenger John Lehman.

The Journal Times of Racine reports ( that the authorities released a statement Friday saying they conducted a "thorough inquiry" and found nothing that rose to the level of criminal activity.

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