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Minnesota Majority says it has proof of voter fraud, tells ACLU to pay up

The Minnesota chapter of the ACLU last month offered a $1,000 bounty to anyone who can show proof of voter impersonation. Now a government watchdog group claims it has court documents that show someone voted fraudulently in the 2008 election.
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The Minnesota chapter of the ACLU last month offered a $1,000 bounty to anyone who can show proof of voter impersonation. Now a government watchdog group claims it has court documents that show someone voted fraudulently in the 2008 election.

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