Sunday, November 13, 2005

The Price Of Liberty: $5 And A Pint Of A.A.

Five dollars and a pint of Ancient Age whiskey are apparently the price of a vote in Liberty, KY. A Casey County man was found guilty of buying votes despite his lawyer's reasoning that he was only participating in good old-fashioned (read "good ol' boy") electioneering. A damning taped conversation submitted as evidence records him offering to buy votes from the parents of two siblings from whom he'd previously bought votes with cash and whiskey.

Juicy details of the trial appear in this article from the Danville Kentucky
Advocate Messenger.

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