Lawyers Gear Up for Post-Election Fights

Publication: Wall Street Journal

Author: Evan Perez and Gary Fields

11/01/2010 - Political party lawyers are gearing up for what could be a heated post-election fight over the results of Tuesday's closest races.

Multiple close races raise the possibility of inconclusive or disputed results of balloting, party operatives say, and allegations of impropriety flew in the final hours.


The run-up to the 2008 election featured heated fights over allegations that the left-leaning group Acorn was fraudulently registering voters, but balloting was relatively smooth. Acorn disbanded this year.

"Widespread concern over falsified registration forms and fraud by third-party voter registration groups did not seem to have a significant impact on election day" in 2008, the Pew Center on the States concluded in a postelection review.

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