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Decision 2008: FBI investigating voter fraud

WASHINGTON - The FBI is investigating whether the community activist group ACORN helped foster voter registration fraud around the nation before the presidential election. 

A senior law enforcement official says the FBI is looking at results of recent raids on ACORN offices in several states for any evidence of a coordinated national scam.

Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because regulations forbid discussing ongoing investigations particularly so close to an election.

ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, says it has registered 1.3 million young people, minorities and poor and working-class voters - most of whom tend to be Democrats.

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - With the debates over, the presidential candidates are heading back out on the road for the final 19 days of the campaign.

John McCain plans to visit swing states but is also forced to go into Republican territory as polls show Barack Obama with the edge in places like Virginia, Colorado and Florida. Obama also plans stops in Virginia and Missouri later this week.

Both states have been out of reach for Democrats in past elections but are up for grabs this year.

During last night's debate, McCain attacked Obama on everything from the economy to his link to 1960s radical William Ayers. Obama, who is ahead in the polls, held his ground, answering McCain's charges and leveling a few of his own.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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