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To: D-fendr
What I'm objecting to is this distortion.

Which distortion is larger, vote buying or running a fake candidate during the primaries?

How else does one catch corruption of this nature? How about the FBI going up to a legitimate candidate and entrapping them into buying votes?

35 posted on 12/03/2005 2:01:12 PM PST by Toddsterpatriot (The Federal Reserve did not kill JFK. Greenspan was not on the grassy knoll.)
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To: Toddsterpatriot
Which distortion is larger, vote buying or running a fake candidate during the primaries?

False choice, but running a fake candidate could easily be the correct answer.

How else does one catch corruption of this nature?

By means that have less negative cost. A fake drug buyer sting is one thing, but a fake candidate for the legislature is another.

How about the FBI going up to a legitimate candidate and entrapping them into buying votes?

That would be a better method.

I'm from Texas, vote buying is widespread, common and well known in some areas. The problem here, and I imagine elsewhere, is not lack of evidence or witnesses, but lack of honest LE at the local and state level.I really don't think the Feds would have to run a fake candidate or entrap a real one. Surveilance and good basic investigation and evidence gathering would work.

thanks for your reply..

37 posted on 12/04/2005 2:29:26 AM PST by D-fendr
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