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Wisconsin Recall Elections: Man Charged With Falsifying Signatures

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A man accused of falsely writing-in his neighbor's signatures on a petition to recall Sen. Van Wanggaard is facing nine felony charges.

One of those names belonged a man who is dead.

Mark Demet, 59, of Racine, has been charged by the Racine County District Attorney's Office with two felony counts of election fraud/nomination certification and seven felony counts of misappropriating identifying information for financial gain. If convicted on all charges, Demet faces up to 42 years in prison and fines up to $90,000.

According to the criminal complaint, Demet admitted that he circulated the petition and signed the names of seven people on the petition. Investigators spoke to six of the people whose names appeared on the list to verify that they had not signed the petition. One name was a person who is deceased.

Read the whole story at Caledonia Patch

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