Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha said that while he has not seen reason to be concerned about violence in the state related to the presidential election, State Police continue to monitor the subject closely.

“I hope we won’t see it here,” Neronha said, referring to violent incidents that took place after supporters of President Trump gathered in Washington, D.C. over the weekend.

Neronha said the fusion center run by Rhode Island State Police is keeping a close watch “on the threat picture, both generally and with respect to that kind of violence in particular.”

In an interview with The Public’s Radio, Neronha said protestors and candidates who have sounded off about supposed voter fraud in elections in Rhode Island this year have not substantiated those claims.

“And I think this is really important to say this,” he said. “There has not been a single allegation of fraud brought to the attention of my office. We would look into it, and if we found it, we would prosecute it. There has not been a single complaint of fraud made to the State Police. If there was, they would investigate it and we would prosecute it if necessary.”

Neronha, a Democrat, said he’s not aware of any factual claims of widespread voter fraud nationally in the presidential election this year.

“And so based on that,” he said, “I think everyone should have confidence in the results, certainly here in Rhode Island, and across the country, and frankly, it’s time to move on.”

In related news, with Superior Court Judge Daniel Procaccini slated at 10 a.m. Wednesday to deliver his verdict in the money-laundering case of Jeff Britt, a former campaign operative for outgoing House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, Neronha rejected assertions by critics, including Britt’s lawyer, Robert Corrente, that the case was over-charged.

“Those transparency and integrity laws exist for a reason,” Neronha said. “The public has a right to know who really is supporting the people that are running for office. I take those laws seriously.”

Neronha added, “It’s one thing when the [state] Board of Elections gets full cooperation from the people involved, but we know that didn’t happen here. And when that happens and it becomes a chase for the truth at the Board of Elections’ level and the matter is referred to us, then it’s incumbent on us to take those cases seriously.”

Regardless of the verdict in the case, Neronha said, he stands by the decision to charge Britt with a count of felony money laundering.

Ian Donnis can be reached at idonnis@ripr.org