No Prosecution in Food for Votes Argument
by Associated Press
December 14, 2010 12:32 PM
The U.S. attorney for South Dakota says his office will not file criminal charges related to alleged vote-buying in the November election.
Brendan Johnson says he does not believe anything was offered at political rallies in exchange for votes. He says he came to the conclusion after consulting with voting rights experts at the Justice Department.
Republicans and Democrats accused one another of improperly offering people food at campaign events in exchange for votes. State Attorney General Marty Jackley also has declined to prosecute anyone after investigating the complaints.