Thursday, October 20, 2005

Convicted East St. Louis $10 per vote official predicts more indictments

The latest is here from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (free registration may be required) about this virtually ignored story.

Before his conviction, Kevin Ellis was the head of the agency in charge of housing inspections in East St. Louis.

In June, Ellis, Charles Powell, Jr. (then head of the ESL Democratic Party) and three others were convicted for the part in a vote fraud scheme--votes were bought for $10 a person.

Outside of an AP story or two, the national media has completely overlooked this violation of the one of the cornerstones of our society: free and fair elections.

Ellis predicts more East St. Louis indictments.

Hat tip again to Cal Skinner.

Thanks to Cal Skinner for the story tip.

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