Yes, Vote-buying Is Illegal. But Why?

Americans’ reflexive distaste for the practice stems from their almost mystical faith in the ballot box.

  • Robredo: Putting a stop to vote-buying is on the police, Comelec
    Putting a stop to vote-buying is ultimately the responsibility of the police and the Commission on Elections (Comelec), Vice President Leni Robredo said Saturday.
    01/21/2022 - 11:29 pm | View Link
  • Commentary: Reflections on Dr. King and the vote
    The “I Have a Dream” speech is, of course, oversold. I saw an interview with some Black kids awhile back, and they were asked about that speech, and one 10-year-old ...
    01/21/2022 - 6:16 am | View Link
  • Ross: Beat the vote suppressors at their own game
    Democrats have promised to keep fighting for voting rights, and that includes Rep. Derek Kilmer. So, I tried to sell him my idea of radical compliance.
    01/20/2022 - 11:43 pm | View Link
  • I spent N140m in 2003 election on party agents, not vote-buying: Osoba
    Olusegun Osoba, a former governor of Ogun State, said the N140 million he spent during the 2003 election was for party agents across the state and not for vote-buying. Mr. Osoba stated this on ...
    01/20/2022 - 11:37 pm | View Link
  • I spent N140 million in 2003 election on party agents, not vote-buying – Osoba
    Mr Osoba insisted that he was rigged out of office, but added that he has since put behind him the controversial election.
    01/20/2022 - 8:55 pm | View Link
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  • Electoral fraud
    Vote buying. Vote buying occurs when a political party or candidate seeks to buy the vote of a voter in an upcoming election. Vote buying can take various forms such as a monetary exchange, as well as an exchange for necessary goods or services. This practice is often used to incentivise or persuade voters to turn out to elections and vote in a ...
    01/21/2022 - 2:10 am | View Website
  • What is Vote Buying?
    Vote buying is a widespread phenomenon. It is usually viewed as a purely economic exchange in which the voter sells his or her vote to the highest bidder. Yet, does this view correspond to reality? What does ‘vote buying’ mean? What different forms does it take in different locales around the world? This paper, presented […]
    01/21/2022 - 1:20 am | View Website
  • What's the harm in selling your vote? | YALI
    “Vote buying is rarely an isolated action, and it perpetuates corruption throughout the entire political system. When a candidate chooses to pay for support, rather than compete fairly for votes, they show a disregard for democratic norms and a willingness to use illegal means,” Uwamahoro said.
    01/20/2022 - 10:43 pm | View Website
  • What Is Vote Buying?
    Vote buying, in its literal sense, is a simple economic exchange. Candidates “buy” and citizens “sell” votes, as they buy and sell apples, shoes, or television sets. The act of vote buying by this view is a contract, or perhaps an auction, in which voters sell their votes to
    01/20/2022 - 10:43 pm | View Website
  • An empirical analysis of vote buying among the poor ...
    Different vote-buying types also have different correlates, including some socio-economic factors, suggesting that it is a finely targeted activity. In addition, money vote buying is predominant in tight elections, but buying votes using non-monetary offers is more common when there is a clear winner even before the election.
    01/20/2022 - 4:30 pm | View Website
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