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Democrats and voter-rights advocates say their concerns about the Arizona group Verify the Vote stem from its connection with a Houston-based, tea party-supported group that pledged to train 1 million people to watch for fraud at polling places.

Leaders of Verify the Vote, an Arizona offshoot of a national, Tea Party-backed effort, say their training for poll watchers is about preventing fraud. But critics say it's really a thinly veiled effort to intimidate minorities and other groups likely to vote for Democrats. Read more» 2