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DOJ plans to scrutinize Tuesday's election

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DOJ plans to scrutinize Tuesday's election
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The Wisconsin Department of Justice Department plans to keep a watchful eye on next Tuesday's voting to ward off possible fraud.

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says he'll dispatch more than 50 assistants and agents to polling places around the state.

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They've all been trained on election laws and voting rights, and Van Hollen says they'll be ready to help local prosecutors if need be.

Officials would not say where the agents will be located, but Milwaukee is certain to get some.

Van Hollen has an ongoing task force with Milwaukee prosecutors after voter registration fraud was reported in that city.

Last week, a Madison judge defeated Van Hollen's effort to make election clerks around the state double-check thousands of registrations dating back to 2006.

Meanwhile, U.S. attorneys in both Milwaukee and Madison say they'll also watch polls throughout their service areas and will handle problems and complaints.

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