poll judges

Vote Fraud Product of Patronage
William Mullen
William Currie
Task Force reporters Mullen and Currie explore reasons why fraud was so widespread in the poll judge certification process, concluding that not only were the judges motivated by Democratic loyalties but many precinct captains feared losing their jobs if they did not yield a high Democratic voter turnout.
William Mullen
Another follow-up article about the certification of poll judges reveals that oversight is so loose that the same poll judge can serve in a Democratic judge one year and a Republic the next. Reporter William Mullen finds examples of this in several precincts.
George Bliss
William Currie
This article reveals how 22 Better Government Association members and Tribune Reporters applied to be Republican poll judges for the March primary election. Virtually all applications were denied. Those who were certified as poll judges were turned away by Democratic party officials at the polls.
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