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Election Day fraud found all over U.S.

During each election cycle, news stories emerge of voter irregularities and ballot malfunctions, prompting volunteer organizations to fight what they say is rampant fraud, while many authorities and other organizations dismiss the charges as unfounded.

2010 is proving no different.

An organization called Minnesota Majority, for example, claims it found hundreds of ineligible votes by convicted felons cast in the 2008 election, possibly turning the tide in the very narrowly decided election of Sen. Al Franken.

But Dan McGrath, executive director of TakeAction Minnesota, told the St. Paul Legal Ledger, “There is no evidence of any sort of systemic voter fraud in this state. … There’s barely any evidence of voter fraud at all.”

Now Minnesota is a hotbed of controversy again, as Fox News reports officials are investigating an allegation that mentally disabled voters in Crow Wing County were coached by their attendants to cast ballots for specific candidates. The charges say attendants even filled out the ballots themselves for people so incapacitated they may not have even been eligible to vote in the first place.

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Other investigations from around the country have also arisen, including the following:

And as WND has reported, delays in overseas ballots for the military that resulted in thousands of soldiers’ votes not counting in the 2008 election still haven’t been fully fixed for 2010.

Dozens of other allegations of voting irregularities have come in from WND readers, who have filed their personal stories and observations with WND’s Voter Fraud Hotline:

Thus far, America’s two major political parties have taken different public stances on the voter fraud issue.

Democratic National Committee National Press Secretary Hari Sevugan told ABC News, “We have confidence that voters are going to be able to go to the polls and have their votes counted and we are working with partners and officials at all levels to ensure that’s the case.”

Republicans, however, told ABC News, “[Fraud is] a concern for us every cycle. It’s a concern I think in particular this cycle because we have close races in states where historically we’ve had issues – Illinois, Pennsylvania and Washington State.”