Archive for the ‘Freeholder Race’ Category

You see this kind of thing in the third world: Regimes using food as an inducement to vote a certain way. The United Nations got its knickers in a twist a few years ago, when the authoritarians who run Burma used the promise of free rice and cooking oil as an inducement to vote their way.

Closer to home there have been accusations by Republicans in the 2010 and 2012 congressional elections that Democrats were trying to induce voters with the promise of free food. In the 2010 race to unseat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada, Republicans were incensed by the liberal Democrat’s offer of “free food” at “voter turnout events.”

The Las Vegas Sun reported that the Republican’s lawyer called it “ACORN-style tactics” after the leftist organization that got caught up in scandal after the 2008 election. Republicans have called such tactics “voter enticement”. (more…)

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Should the Sussex County Democrats be reporting the help they get from the New Jersey Herald as in-kind corporate contributions? Should the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission be alerted? Maybe it’s our imagination but the Herald seems to be sucking more than usual these days.Take a look at the lengths to which they are going to suppress the image of the Democrats’ new candidate for State Senate.

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