Thursday, October 21, 2004

Commentary on electoral politics in West Virginia

The BBC has this story on West Virginia, which says, among other things, that "the going rate for a vote these days is $15 or a pint of whisky."

The article also notes why absentee voting is on the rise, quoting one individual as saying: "A party activist can come over to someone's house and either watch the person vote or vote for them. Then they know exactly how the person voted so they know how to pay them."

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