Tuesday, June 21, 2005

On vote buying in West Virginia

This wild story about buying votes in West Virginia begins: "According to political lore, just before John F. Kennedy's momentous win in the 1960 West Virginia primary, the Democratic boss of Logan County asked the Kennedy campaign for '35' — meaning $3,500 — to buy votes for the presidential candidate. In an apparent misunderstanding, Kennedy's people delivered $35,000 in cash in two briefcases."

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