Vote trading ideas are back, this time on the NYT oped page
(John Stubbs and Ricardo Reyes):
Republican voters who refuse to vote for Donald J. Trump are in a bind. They could vote for Hillary Clinton, but that means… Continue reading
Businesses across the nation used discounts and free services to encourage 18- and 19-year-olds to use their newly granted suffrage to vote in Sunday’s House of Councilors election.
The Upper House election is the first national poll… Continue reading
Elderly men in South Korea have allegedly been given erectile dysfunction drugs to buy their votes in legislative elections, prosecutors said Tuesday, announcing an investigation into the suspected breach.
Alex Seitz-Wald has the scoop
It does not appear this is limited to voters, and courts have ruled that providing transportation to the polls does not violate anti vote-buying prohibitions. (There was a case some years ago in Alaska… Continue reading
The Marin Independent Journal reports.
On why I think this is a very bad idea, see the Selfie is a Threat to Democracy
, Reuters Opinion, Aug. 18, 2015
for the NYT:
On Aug. 11, in a 42-page opinion
that reviewed the history of ballot secrecy and voter intimidation, Judge Paul Barbadoro of Federal District Court in Concord struck down the law.
The state provided no evidence… Continue reading