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Arkansas State Lawmaker Resigns
After ‘Vodka for Votes’ Scheme

Fox News Insider, by Staff

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Posted By:charliecoconut, 10/24/2012 10:55:42 AM

Nine people have been charged with voter fraud in a district in Arkansas, after a scheme was uncovered in which half-pint bottles of vodka were used to buy votes. Three of those charged have pleaded guilty, including Democratic State Representative Hudson Hallum who has since resigned. Hallum had allegedly told a local city councilman — who is now a co-defendant — that they “need to use that black limo and buy a couple of cases of some cheap vodka and whiskey to get people to vote.”

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 10/24/2012 11:03:25 AM     (No. 8957838)

The Ark state legislature is about to 'flip' GOP - like NC and AL did in 2010. All those 'blue dog' Dixiecrats are long past their sell-by dates.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 10/24/2012 11:05:48 AM     (No. 8957848)

Can't blame them. Sober people don't vote democrat.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: thethirdruffian, 10/24/2012 11:05:48 AM     (No. 8957847)

My grandfather (Jewish from Russia -- really Siberia) related that the Soviets would get everyone to "vote" by having free vodka at the polling places.

Seems the Dems are going back to their Soviet roots.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 10/24/2012 11:09:08 AM     (No. 8957858)

Sows how bad things have gotten for Dems here in Arkyland. Not long ago, the Dems had enough cash to buy decent brandy for the get out the vote effort. Now they are reduced to cheap vodka.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: yo-yo, 10/24/2012 11:09:23 AM     (No. 8957859)

What the HECK?
Is Hudson Hallum some kind of dilettante when comes to the fine art of voter fraud?
I don't wants no vokka!!
I wants my malt liquor or MD 20-20!!!



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Reply 6 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 10/24/2012 11:23:27 AM     (No. 8957903)

Vodka? I think I see the problem here -- should be a pack of smokes or a pint of MadDog. Vodka is like some yuppie thing no self-respecting dem voter/fraudster should even consider. And Arkiesaw too. What were they thinking? This scheme had to be hatched by Yankees, probably New Yorkers, to be so stupid.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 10/24/2012 11:34:27 AM     (No. 8957946)

Based on his picture every corn squeezer for 5 counties would make him to be a revenuer. Cheap vodka was the closest thing he could find to white light'nin'

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 10/24/2012 11:57:17 AM     (No. 8958054)

This went on for years in my southern city and county mostly to deliver the black vote but for whites as well. Most politicians are smarter now and us food stamps and other freebies instead of liquor.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 10/24/2012 12:04:18 PM     (No. 8958093)

Or cell phones, #9.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: gusman, 10/24/2012 12:05:09 PM     (No. 8958097)

This is a common scheme employed by the Russian communist during elections. looks apparent that the communist Democrats have followed suit.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 10/24/2012 12:42:43 PM     (No. 8958227)

vodka? what a cheapskate. I'm holding out for single malt scotch...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: drkillj0y, 10/24/2012 3:11:16 PM     (No. 8958594)

Ditto for #3
As my Russian programmers described, the day before the election the paper would announce the winner and on the election day the population would go to the poll so they can get free Vodka after voting.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 10/24/2012 3:24:12 PM     (No. 8958631)

Folks, this is out of East Arkansas, about as close to a third-world country as you can get in the continental United States.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 10/24/2012 6:32:31 PM     (No. 8959155)

Wow, old school fraud.

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