Some people in West Virginia are all in a tizzy over the FBI's planting a sham political candidate in a sting to troll for vote-buying money. He got the money and indictments followed. The FBI, in trying to slow down the rampant cash-for-votes programs historically common in some parts of West Virginia (the populated parts), put up its own candidate to see if he would attract cash for votes. A sham candidate.
Didn't the Democratic Party do the same thing for the presidential election of 2004?
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