How Michele Bachmann Bought the Ames Straw Poll

How Michele Bachmann Bought the Ames Straw Poll

Posted by Paul Krugman on August 14th, 2011

‎”Bachmann spent upwards of $1 million, …paid for Grammy Award winning, country musician Randy Travis to show up, and bussed in Randy Travis fans in order to secure 152 more votes than Congressman Ron Paul…. …she received ~4800 votes, so 20% of those who she bought tickets for voted for other candidates. A country concert, a ride to that concert, and various other free stuff is a great deal for a simple vote.”

via How Michele Bachmann Bought the Ames Straw Poll | Unelected.org.

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