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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Tuesday, October 12, 2004

    How many lawyers does it take ...? 

    The Kerry campaign and the Michigan Democratic Party announced Tuesday that they will dispatch hundreds of volunteer lawyers to polling places that have a large number of minority or student voters to ensure people are not improperly kept from voting.

    More than 400 lawyers have been recruited to volunteer in Michigan so far, and the campaign expects to have up to 700. Hundreds of non-lawyers are also expected to volunteer as poll watchers. Nationwide, the Democrats hope to recruit 60,000 lawyers.

    Volunteer lawyers? Doesn't roll off the tongue.

    posted by Ellen Dunkel at 12:54 PM



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