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    The more volunteer attorneys, the more polling places at which observers can be stationed.

    I imagine the most common issue will be related to challenging voter identities. In 2008, there was someone challenging every voter who appeared to be college age in Hanover, NH (large student body at Dartmouth). It caused lines hours long, because the process for handling voter challenges in NH requires a ton of documentation. The Secretary of State's office had to send people to the site to stop the culprit. Voter challenging is legal, but must be very specific to an individual whose status the challenger can reasonably be expected to know - it can't be done to random strangers by the hundreds.

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