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|Civil rights groups sent a letter to Assistant U.S. Attorney General Thomas Perez about alleged efforts organized in concert by the Pennsylvania Republican Party and the Pittsburgh Tea Party to target Pittsburgh precincts with large numbers of African-American voters... 'We have received information that strongly suggests the Republican Party, under the guise of combating alleged voter fraud, has assigned Election Day poll watchers disproportionately to majority African-American precincts in Allegheny County,' the organizations write. According to the letter, the targeted precincts have over 79 percent of African-American registered voters, compared to non-targeted areas with less than 11 percent.|
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