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Watertown woman running for State Assembly accused of fraud, GOP claims phony nomination signatures

WATERTOWN, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Watertown woman running for the State Assembly is accused of using phony signatures on her nomination papers. 

Democrat Charisse Daniels was featured last year in a CNN story about women who decided to run for office after the election of President Donald Trump. 

But the Republican Assembly Campaign Committee has now filed a complaint with the state, claiming that Daniels' nomination papers include 43 signature that were not valid. 

The complaint says three people signed the papers twice. 

More than a dozen others, when contacted by the Republican incumbent, denied signing Daniels' papers and one of the addresses listed for a petition signer turned out to be a vacant lot. 

CBS 58 has reached out to Daniels' campaign for comment on the claims and are waiting for their response. 

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