Skip to comments.How Many Americans Will Sell Their Votes This Year?
Posted on 08/05/2020 11:22:39 PM PDT by kathsua
Vote selling concerned some a century ago. Many voted for Prohibition to stop taverns from trading beer for ballots.
Vote selling hasn't been practical in this century because would be sellers cannot prove how they voted.
New mail in voting procedures will make it easier for Americans to sell their votes because the seller could show the buyer the completed ballot or give the buyer the blank ballot and envelope.
Drug dealers would be the first ballot buyers because they can trade drugs for ballots and their organizations want to affect some races. Their customers might know other vote sellers. Drug dealers might know other vote buyers. Drug dealers might get lucky and sell one group of votes to two or more buyers which might be Russia.
"The state or, to make matters more concrete, the government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. Their principal device to that end is to search out groups who pant and pine for something they cant get, and to promise to give it to them. Nine times out of ten that promise is worth nothing. The tenth time it is made good by looting A to satisfy B. In other words, government is a broker in pillage, and every election is a sort of advanced auction on stolen goods."
When an article talks about drug dealers trading narcotics for votes that’s enough for me to stop reading.
You misspelled “blog post”.
I live in Maine with Rank Choice Voting so how much can I get for it? It doesn’t count anyway.
The mail-in ballots I have seen could be easily forged. Any neighborhood copy center could do it.
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