- Associated Press - Monday, January 23, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say allegations that a winning candidate for a commissioner’s seat in New Mexico’s most populous county failed to sign the needed paperwork to declare his candidacy are unfounded.

New Mexico State Police announced Monday that they are considering the case closed.

Republican Patricia Paiz had filed a lawsuit in December, accusing “Breaking Bad” actor and now-commissioner Steven Michael Quezada of not signing the paperwork in March.

Her lawsuit included an affidavit from a handwriting analyst who said Quezada’s wife, not Quezada himself, appeared to have filled out the declaration.

Quezada disputed the allegations. His campaign released photos showing him holding up election forms as he posed for pictures with county staff.

State police say the investigation revealed all the handwritten contents of the candidacy forms were true and correct.

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