Police: No Charges in Alleged Voter Fraud Case

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Portsmouth police have concluded their investigation into an alleged case of voter fraud in Portsmouth during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. 

According to Portsmouth Police Department spokesman Det. Lt. A.J. Bucci, the individual involved in the alleged voter fraud case was discovered to have “medical issues.” No criminal charges will be filed, police said. 

The Office of the Attorney General also reviewed the department’s investigation and concluded to not pursue criminal charges, according to Det. Lt. Bucci. 

In early December, the Portsmouth Board of Canvassers requested a formal police investigation into the incident.

At the time of the request, the Board of Canvassers stated, “There is no evidence that this is a pattern of voter fraud, but rather a single case.” 

Only 4 documented cases of voter fraud were found nationwide during the 2016 election, according to an online article from The Washington Post on Dec. 1. 

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