RACINE, Wis. – 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 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.