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?
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..