May 2, 2007 3:00 AM

2006 Missouri's election was ground zero for GOP

Accusations about voter fraud seemed to fly from every direction in Missouri before last falls elections. State and national Republicans leaders fretted that dead people might vote or that some live people might vote more than once. Now, six months after freshman Missouri Sen. Jim Talents defeat handed Democrats control of the U.S. Senate, disclosures in the wake of the firings of eight U.S. attorneys show that that Republican campaign to protect the balloting was not as it appeared. No significant voter fraud was ever proved.

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