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Watching the watchers (access required)

Arizona minority and Democratic groups plan to watch the watchers

As Verify the Vote AZ prepares for its Election Day vote-watching operation, the Arizona Democratic Party is also readying its troops and planning to post election protection teams at polling sites to watch the watchers.

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Arizona voter fraud group preps Election Day pounce (access required)

Arizona voter fraud group preps for election day pounce

When Arizonans make their way to the polls Nov. 6, a small army of volunteers will meet them there, hoping to prevent the illicit manipulation of the election.

The group’s leaders don’t want to disclose the details of their plan and elections officials have expressed mixed feelings about their tactics. Nonetheless, Verify the Vote AZ is training its volunteers in locations throughout the state and promises to make an impact on Election Day.

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Border agents in fatal shooting had radio contact

This undated photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows Border Patrol agent Nicolas Ivie. Ivie was shot to death Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 in Arizona near the U.S.-Mexico line, the first fatal shooting of an agent since a deadly 2010 firefight with Mexican bandits that spawned congressional probes of a botched government gun-smuggling investigation. (AP Photo/U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Three U.S. Border Patrol agents responding to an alarm from a motion sensor were apparently in radio contact as they approached from opposite directions before opening fire on each other in the Arizona desert, leaving one agent dead, according to a sheriff's report released Friday.

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If I do say so myself

Mesnard told our reporter this week that, while none of the three candidates for House majority leader have locked up enough votes to win the post, he is confident that he is the early favorite.

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