If you’re comforted by stories showing that, in some respects at least, the good old days are still with us, then you’ll appreciate the latest news out of West Virginia. A 2012 candidate for sheriff in Lincoln County has, according to the Charleston Gazette, only recently emerged from prison after pleading guilty to vote-buying charges in 2005. He would replace the current sheriff, who, the Gazette also reports, has agreed to plead guilty to charges that he “manipulated absentee votes.”
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