This has got to be a problem for the bigoted old bastard. Without voter fraud almost every rat is in trouble.
The problem is those who get 20 bucks to vote will not vote if they don't get their 20 bucks. The problem for Democrats is most of the people whose votes are purchased are too dumb to keep quiet about it. If the Democrats buy votes in 2006, the feds will go in and have zero problems proving that votes were purchased.
Many families have been selling votes for several generations. It is so open that there is no way to do it and keep it quiet. There are a number of party workers who are not going to buy votes for Byrd.
When the choice is Byrd loses or they go to jail, Byrd loses will be the choice.