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Vote Buying

Mexico's Real Movement for Democracy

Laura Carlsen | Posted 10.07.2012 | World
Laura Carlsen

Weeks after Mexico's presidential elections, thousands of people have turned out to protest the declared winner, Enrique Peña Nieto, and the imminent return to power of the party that ruled Mexico for more than seven decades.

Wisconsin's Vote More Important Than Iowa's

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The less said about the Iowa straw poll the better, actually. Wisconsin could prove to be a much better weathervane in terms of predicting which way the political winds will be blowing, come next year.

Do Political Pledges Constitute Illegal Vote Buying?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

In my opinion, committing to special interest political pledges is a violation of a politician's congressional oath of office which they take "without any mental reservation". Commitment to dearly held political beliefs is to be commended; but swearing blind allegiance to them is not.

Hidden Dangers of Citizens United Ruling

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

My main concern is not the money that will be spent overtly, but rather with what happens outside the public's eye -- the unseen influence which may be wielded.