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Fed Watch Sought

September 1, 1998
By: Lee McGuire
State Capital Bureau

Some state Republicans have said the federal government should step in to observe Missouri elections. Lee McGuire has more from the state Capitol:

Southeast Missouri Senator Peter Kinder says he is concerned that casino interests might have a corrupting influence on elections this November. Kinder suggests federal marshalls be stationed at some of the state's polling places. Kinder says a federal presence is necessary to ensure a fair ballot.

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OutCue: "..to have federal marshalls there"
Contents: Senator Kinder says marshalls would help deliver the message.

Secretary of State Rebecca Cook says that Kinder's proposal goes too far.

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OutCue: "...that kind of a problem."
Contents: Secretary of State Rebecca Cook says she does not think the public believes Missouri has that kind of a problem.

From the state capital, Lee McGuire, KMOX News.