Bogus Ballots

Number 28564
Subject Elections
Source Commercial Appeal (Memphis
Year 2019
Publication Date Oct. 20, 2019
Summary Our investigation uncovered what one legal expert deemed “systematized voter deception” at play during the October 3, 2019 Memphis municipal elections. Within seventeen days, we brought to light a half-million dollar citywide disinformation campaign, in which more than a dozen campaigns, including the mayor’s, were involved in a pay-to-play scheme that put Republicans and Democrats alike on a widely distributed flyer posing as the local Democratic Party’s list of endorsements.
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Keywords elections, election fraud, dirty tricks, politics, election integrity, Memphis, voter deception, Democrat, Republican, sample ballots, endorsements
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