(CNN) – Sharron Angle, the tea party aligned Republican who came close to unseating Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid in 2010, announced Friday that she would not seek elected office this cycle.
The former Nevada state legislator who has been unsuccessful in several bids for federal offices announced this and plans to produce a documentary in an e-mail sent to supporters by her political committee, Our Voice PAC.
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Angle has alleged voting irregularities before: she quit a 2011 special elections for the US House, calling the process a "mockery" of voting rights. In the 2010 Senate bid, she accused a casino operator of pressuring employees to support Reid, a complaint which his campaign said "has no credibility on its face."
The issue will be the feature of the documentary Angle said she will produce.
"Over the past 18 months I've become keenly aware of an epidemic that's swept out nation eating away the very fabric of our freedoms," she wrote in the email. "Make no mistake about it, elections are being manipulated in every corner of our country. From small towns to big cities. No community is immune to this travesty of liberty."
Allegations of election fraud and irregularities were tossed back and forth in the 2008 and 2010 election. In November 2008, over 400 federal election monitors went to 18 states, with the most significant issues being technical glitches with computerized voting machines.
After four terms in the Nevada state legislature and unsuccessful bids for higher office, Angle toured early primary states in 2011, stoking speculation of a presidential bid.
Angle endorsed presidential hopeful Rick Santorum in early February ahead of the Nevada caucuses.