Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Origins of Voter Fraud

"If the ballots are completely anonymous, and there's no way to tell who actually voted, how will we know if the person elected king really won?"

"The kingdom will tell us. They're running the election, after all."

"So there's nothing stopping the kingdom from simply picking a winner and then making it look like the new king actually won this 'election'?"

"I suppose not."

"Well that's pretty much the system we already had, except now we're wasting time and money to make it look like the people in the kingdom actually support what the rulers wanted to do all along."

"Huh. I never considered that."

"I think I'll stay home on this 'election day'."

"Does that mean you don't want to hear about the kingdom's new 'campaign finance' laws?"

The Origins of Voter Fraud - Mises Economics Blog

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