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Karl’s Worried

Obviously they need more people on the ground to help them get out the vote, as CNN reports – Federal observers and monitors heading to polls:

The Justice Department plans to dispatch more than 800 federal observers and monitors to 20 states to protect voting rights in potentially troubled polling locations, officials announced Tuesday.

That is a record number of federal officials watching polling stations in an off-year election.

“Yes, the anticipated closeness of races is one factor in our decisions about where we’ll be sending people,” said Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Wan Kim.

Kim said he would not identify until Monday the more than 65 cities and counties to which the observers will be sent.

The locations where federal observers will be stationed are selected because of past polling problems, an uneasy history among ethnically or racially diverse groups, or where fears and allegations of potential violations are asserted.

This wasn’t necessary when Reptilicons were ahead in the polls, only when their power became threatened.

I realize I’m being cynical, but Gonzales and Rove go way back and this Justice Department is not exactly known for its initiative.