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Mark Kirk to Deploy "Voter Integrity" Squads to Black Precincts

By Kevin Robinson in News on Oct 13, 2010 1:30PM

Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk, who's locked in a close race with Democrat Alexi Giannoulias for Barack Obama's former Senate seat, is sending "voter integrity" squads to "key, vulnerable precincts, for example, South and West sides of Chicago, Rockford, Metro East, where the other side might be tempted to jigger the numbers somewhat," according to a private conversation that was secretly recorded and released to the media last week.

Vote fraud has been a rallying cry among Republicans as far back as Florida in 2000. Hanging chads, Diebold, and again in Philadelphia, 2008. Altogether this smacks of Mark Kirk leaving no stone unturned in his efforts to win a senate seat in Illinois, no matter how mossy.