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Poll Watching in Wisconsin

In one of the most highly anticipated election day battles so far in 2012, more than 160 Wisconsin League volunteers are out in force as election observers while voters decide the outcome of the recall election for Governor Scott Walker and other state officials.

League volunteers will be stationed at polls throughout the state to make sure voters’ rights are upheld.

I've also flown to Wisconsin as part of this effort to observe the recall election. I'm excited to see the steady stream of voters that have turned out to make sure their voice is heard today in Wisconsin.  According to one long time voter, she's "never seen such a long line at her polling place." It demonstrates just how important this election is to voters here.

Today, I will be stationed at a polling place where I will bring any problems I see to the attention of the Chief Inspector. If the problems are not resolved, I'll connect with Election Protection lawyers to seek additional assistance for the affected voter. With an election as close as this is expected to be, it is important for any problems to be resolved on Election Day so all eligible votes are counted.