The Racine County Sheriff’s Department is investigating allegations of voter irregularities in the recall election on June 5.
A citizen reported on Monday that he found voter registration documents in a dumpster behind the Cesar Chavez Center to Racine County District Attorney Rich Chiapete. On Wednesday several people alleged voter irregularities at the Dr. John Bryant Center in Racine.
Chiapete forwarded the case over to investigators with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department. However, the press release didn’t go into any further details.
According to a story by our media partners at Fox 6, Racine County Clerk Wendy Christiansen asked a staff member at the Cesar Chavez Center if they had received any complaints. The staff member told Christiansen he hadn’t received any complaints.
Democrat John Lehman has officially unseated Republican Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) in the 21st District recall election that will determine the makeup of Wisconsin's state Senate.
The Racine County Board of Canvassers met Tuesday morning to certify the results of the June 5 election and found that Lehman won by a margin of 834 votes.
Wanggaard has yet to concede and campaign officials say they have received allegations of voter fraud and voting irregularities. However, County Clerk Wendy Christensen told FOX 6 News that she was not aware of any problems at the polling places on election day.
Wanggaard’s campaign manager Justin Phillips said they were aware of a number of voter irregularities, but they were only allegations.
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