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After a primary election in "an inner city legislative precinct in Memphis" finished with a margin of just 13 votes for the winner, the Commercial Appeal looked into the election. Among its findings were: "names of dead people and others on vacant lots were used to cast ballots." Also, a poll worker who was tasked to monitor voting and "whose signature appears on Election Day records including vote tallies from voting machines was actually in New York on a taxpayer-funded trip that day, not at the polling place." In addition, hundreds of deceased persons and people who have moved away are still on the voter lists, and many Election Day workers at the polls have criminal records.
The failure of the punch cards in Florida has the voting machine industry ramped up to get a hold of any new voting machine business that may ride on the tails of the $3 billion subsidies under consideration by Congress. The Shoups, formerly the "first family of voting" and makers of the "U.S. Standard Voting Machine" are getting back into the business. Shoup senior is actually a convicted felon, and was fined and served a suspended sentence for offering to cast a better light on city commissioner Marge Tartaglione if she would give him the city's voting-machine repair business.
Tags: government relations; touch-screen technology; SVS; ATM; Automatic Voting Machine; local elections; vote- buying; vote tampering; election monitoring; SCARE; Florida recount; Bush; Gore; U.S. Standard Voting Machine; fraud; Ron Budd; Ransom Shoup II; election commissioner; Danaher 1242 c. 1982
Union Jacked: How DC 37 Became America's Most Indicted Municipal Union and The Big Fix: How the Union's Bosses Rule by Fraud and Intimidation
This two-part investigation into a prominent New York City Union revealed persistent examples of fraud and abuse - ranging from Mafia connections to election rigging and voter fraud - in spite of the presence of a trustee appointed to monitor the union's activities.
Tags: Gambino Greg DePalma Columbo crime family blue collar Anthony Scott Bertram "Buddy" Perkel DOL The Chief Robert Morgenthau Mob boss "Wild Bill" Cutolo corruption racketeering charity AFSCME threats patronage
Los Angeles Times uses computer-assisted research to conclude that the wealthy often exceed the $25,000 the limit on campaign contributions; bundled contributions by individuals are most effective way to influence members of Congress; most influential PACs are often small companies dependent on federal contracts; members of Congress spend most of their campaign reserves for purposes that do not involve direct appeals to voters; Federal Election Commission does not monitor its own database for violation of federal election laws.
Tags: CA CAJ