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International Election Observers Keeping an Eye on WI Polling Sites Tuesday

Ann-Elise Henzl
Polls in Wisconsin will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe has an election observation mission, which sends poll watchers to election sites around the globe. The monitors take notes on goings-on at polling places and report what they see.

Christa Mueller of Germany is among the observers sent to the United States for this fall's elections. She's part of a team, which has kept an eye on election-related activities in the Midwest in the weeks leading up to Election Day.

Polling places likely will be filled Tuesday with observers from the political parties, presidential campaigns, and both groups that are concerned with voter advocacy -- or voter fraud. Yet Mueller says the international observers have a special role to play.

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