“Ed Lee Ballot Scandal Spawns Difficult Legal Questions”

SF Weekly: “The only law definitively broken by the pro-Ed Lee volunteers caught on film filling out and collecting ballots in Chinatown was the law of common decency. The introduction of a stencil-like device that allows people to expediently vote only for Lee and his chosen items introduces a literal aspect to the notion of ‘machine politics.’ This course and unseemly behavior hearkens to tales of Tammany Hall — but at least the chislers of old were discreet enough to conduct their business behind closed doors.”

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