The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #27390   Message #335895
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
07-Nov-00 - 09:02 AM
Thread Name: Voter Notification
Subject: RE: Voter Notification
If you seriously wanted to fool people with this, it isn't the old people you'd try it on, it'd be the young ones.

The really dirty trick you get in some elections is old people who are too frail to vote inpwerson being tricked into letting some crooked canvasser have their proxy vote, and it's used the way they wouldn't want it - there've been several cases of local councillors getting elected in close contests using that one. Conservatives I was pleased to note, in all the cases I heard about.

Compared with that "voting the dead" is comparatively clean politics.