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GOP Attorneys Readying for Recount Challenges in Some States

By    |   Sunday, 02 Nov 2014 08:57 AM

The final votes in this year's midterms will be cast on Tuesday, but don't expect that to be the end of it as lawyers from both sides gear up for possible challenges, The Hill reports.

At least two key Senate races, in Louisiana and Georgia, may not be decided until runoffs in December and January respectively. But concerns of election irregularities have those legal teams on the standby.

That could make finding out which party controls the Senate next year a longer wait.

The potential for a Republican takeover of the upper house is the primary reason for the preparations. Also, some states have made changes to voting laws, and polls show many of the races within one point just two days from Election Day.

"I am prepared for any of the competitive states. I don't have the luxury of knowing whether it's gonna be a good night for the Democrats and therefore Kentucky and Georgia are close or a bad night and the close races are in Colorado and Iowa," Marc Elias, a lawyer for Democrats, told The Hill.

Potential voter fraud concerns are on the radar of legal teams.

Among the concerns, The Hill notes:

Giving hamburgers for votes in Wisconsin’s governor's race; poll watchers challenging every voter in Louisiana to back up the lines, party operatives sending in mail ballots for dead voters in Colorado; misinformation sending voters to the wrong polling sites in North Carolina and other states.

The GOP in Louisiana says it has specifically told its poll watchers to stay out of the way unless they see a specific reason to challenge a voter.

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The final votes in this year's midterms will be cast on Tuesday, but don't expect that to be the end of it as lawyers from both sides gear up for possible challenges, The Hill reports. At least two key Senate races, in Louisiana and Georgia, may not be decided until...
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