Surely, you sarc!
Sarcasm or not, I agree. This had a high likelyhood of affecting the election one way or another - no I'm not talking about the vote buying, but the presence of a seemingly real candidate on the ballot, raising money, campaigning...
I'm not sure this is way over the line. If whistleblowers are giving info that there is fraud and corruption in our political system there must be a way to clean house.
Innocent players have nothing to worry about. It's about time corrupt individuals doing the people's business be sent home if they are more concerned with self interest. JMHO