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Wisconsin will prosecute 22 felons who tried to vote

UNDATED (WSAU-Wheeler News)   22 convicted felons in Wisconsin still face possible criminal charges, for allegedly voting illegally in the 2012 presidential race. The state Government Accountability Board initially found 89 cases in which a voter's name and birth date matched the list of felons who were on probation or parole. Most of those cases were dropped due to mistaken identities -- or it was discovered that the felons had actually served all of their sentences, and were allowed to vote again. In a few cases, local clerks had referred apparent violations to prosecutors.

The state referred 28 cases to local D-A's for possible charges. Of those, a board spokesman said six cases have been closed either because charges were filed -- or prosecutors decided that charges were not warranted.

Milwaukee County had 18 cases of suspected felons voting illegally.

The state's 28 referrals represent about nine-thousandths-of-one percent of the more than 3-million Wisconsinites who voted in the 2012 White House contest.