FlyingTexan
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Vote For Me; Get Your Crack Rock

Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:17 pm

BROOKSHIRE, TX — Allegations of voter fraud are shaking things up in the small town of Brookshire. There are some serious allegations, including offers of crack in return for a vote.

A woman who did not want to be identified says she was paid to vote for Mayor Keith Woods -- in crack.

"We just don't operate like that," insisted Brookshire Mayor Keith Woods. "I hire a lot of people to do a lot of work, but as far as us going and buying some type of drugs… That is just crazy."

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/news/071905_local_voterfraud.html

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TedTAce
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RE: Vote For Me; Get Your Crack Rock

Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:40 pm

And I thought Senators taking trips on PAC money was offensive!!
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RE: Vote For Me; Get Your Crack Rock

Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:15 am

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 1):
And I thought Senators taking trips on PAC money was offensive!!

Change that to *public officials* as policy makers all levels - elected and appointed ~ take big interest-sponsored junkets.

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RE: Vote For Me; Get Your Crack Rock

Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:20 am

This sounds a bit far-fetched to me. It seems like there would be much easier ways to buy votes than this. Heck, just drum up some dead voter's names if you have to. I'm a hard-core cynical pessimist, and yet this story has my BS meter bouncing off the chart. It's the kind of story that just sounds a little too... fabricated.
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RE: Vote For Me; Get Your Crack Rock

Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:43 am

Quoting SATX (Reply 3):

Well, Channel 13 (the Houston ABC affiliate) is not known for their journalistic virtues, a la many local news channels anywhere. This story has yet to appear elsewhere – the Houston Chronicle, CNN, other local channels, etc.
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