11/01/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Florida 2000 Redux: GOP Using "Voter Fraud" To Disenfranchise

You know it's going to be a heated election when a state attorney general sues his own state agency for not cracking down on voter fraud. But that's just what's happened in Wisconsin. It's indicative of the kinds of legal challenges now being brought in hotly contested states around the country. The outcomes of those challenges will decide whose votes get counted and whose don't -- and in a race as close as this one, that could make all the difference.

In each case, Republicans claim voter fraud is rampant and the government has to crack down on it. Democrats, meanwhile, argue it's rare - and far less of a problem than intimidation and harassment of voters at the polls.

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