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View Poll Results: What is the Most Corrupt U.S. City?
NYC, NY 2 1.75%
Chicago, IL 41 35.96%
Boston, MA 2 1.75%
Philadelphia, PA 5 4.39%
Detroit, MI 14 12.28%
Seattle, WA 0 0%
San Francisco, CA 2 1.75%
Washington, D.C. 10 8.77%
Las Vegas, NV 5 4.39%
Houston, TX 2 1.75%
New Orleans, LA 21 18.42%
Any other contenders, click this option. 10 8.77%
Voters: 114. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 11-17-2009, 05:39 PM
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Out of all the cities in the U.S., pick the one that you think is most corrupt politically, economically, socially, and etc. Also, tell us why you feel this way.
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Denver
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It's hard to pick one city. Boston, Chicago, and Providence come to mind. All three have pretty storied pasts of corruption.
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Detroit, but Chicago and New Orleans are known for the corrupt politicians that are running the city.
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:47 PM
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There is a other's option at the bottom of the poll, if you don't see a city listed.
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:50 PM
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It's hard to pick one city. Boston, Chicago, and Providence come to mind. All three have pretty storied pasts of corruption.
Pound for pound, which city is the slummiest, most crooked of them all?
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:35 PM
 
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Miami! I'm surprised it's not on the list. The only way the major will do anything is unless it fattens his pockets. That why the city has such traffic and public transportation issues because it's not making him money. This was in the news too when major manny diaz gave himself a raise!

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Old 11-17-2009, 09:39 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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^^^I agree. Miami.
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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In 1930, I would have said Chicago. Now, I would be inclinded to say New Orleans.
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:41 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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New Orleans Louisiana
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Houston
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^^^ This.


I'm confused as to why Houston is on the poll? I've never heard of a corruption scandal in Houston. I also have never thought of San Francisco and Seattle as being corrupt. Is it just a eclectic mix of cities or do Houston, San Francisco, and Seattle they're share fair of corruption and scandals?
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