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The Business Of Buying And Selling Votes  
User currently offlineNordair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1280 times:

Is it unethical? Is it illegal? Does eBay care?

http://www.cbc.ca/story/canadavotes2...nal/2005/12/06/elxn-ebay-vote.html

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User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 48
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1277 times:

That's been done in the US as well. I don't think anything criminal ever came of it.


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineCanuckpaxguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1258 times:

I think it's kind of funny, and I'll be disappointed if the guy gets charged with mischief or something. Besides, it's not like anyone actually knows how another person votes in Canada. He could choose whomever he wanted when he went to the ballot box.

This one will be interesting to watch.

G


User currently offlineDiamond From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3279 posts, RR: 64
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1241 times:

Vote buying happens all the time in the U.S. ... but our parties don't like that nasty paper trail that Ebay leaves behind.  Smile  Smile


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User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1217 times:

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 1):
That's been done in the US as well. I don't think anything criminal ever came of it.

It is illegal. Someone was prosecuted during the last presidental election for doing this. I know because both candidates disgusted me and I was thinking of selling mine until I saw

http://www.local6.com/news/3834797/detail.html

People put all kinds of crazy stuff on Ebay. They will pull it as soon as someone notifies them.


User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1211 times:

Quoting Diamond (Reply 3):
but our parties don't like that nasty paper trail that Ebay leaves behind

Enter Diebold to the rescue.


User currently offlineDiamond From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3279 posts, RR: 64
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1207 times:

Quoting Logan22L (Reply 5):
Enter Diebold to the rescue.


Ah yes, I feel much better about THAT approach.  Smile



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