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Republicans say they are planning to keep a close eye on votes


ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Republicans say they learned their lesson in 2008, when they felt the U.S. Senate race was stolen from them, and plan to monitor today's election closer than ever.

St. Louis and Carlton counties in the northeast are especially under the spotlight, Republican state Chairman Tony Sutton said. The GOP will post its people in many polling places and in the auditor's offices in those counties to make sure votes are handled properly.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.