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Old Yesterday, 08:59 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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SoCal, not only would I NOT take the money, I'd get your name to the local authorities ASAP. There are a couple office holders that there's not enough money on this earth that would make me vote for them!
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Old Yesterday, 10:15 PM
 
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There are people with integrity that can't be bought for any price.
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Old Yesterday, 10:41 PM
 
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I haven't lived in the U.S. for 20 years. I ceased voting a few years ago as I didn't feel I had any strong interest in the U.S. any longer - other than curiosity, and have no intention of returning. My single vote in all honesty counted for nothing in a state that always votes the same way in national elections. Local and state affairs were none of my business at all.
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Old Yesterday, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Just be warned if you should offer me the money I would invite you in and we'll sit at the table and listen to your proposal, then when you offer to pass money while under my security camera recording you I then will turn it over to the authorities. My votes are not for sale.

PS: this topic should be moved to the Politics forums.
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Old Yesterday, 10:55 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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So if I offered you$50K to vote for Candidate B though you'd prefer to vote for candidate A, you'd refuse the offer?
Hard to believe. Especially in a general election in which your vote doesn't count, and even if it did would have infinitesimal impact.
Yes, I would, and I am sorry that you don't believe me.
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Old Yesterday, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Chi > DC > Reno > SEA
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Sure, I'd take a few thousand bucks for you to buy my vote. I'd use some of that cash to buy out an ad for the candidate I really support and pocket the rest.
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Old Today, 06:36 AM
Status: "An ego can be a costly thing." (set 23 days ago)
 
Location: Lark Farm
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This topic shows the true character of people. I’m proud of my fellow posters who hold true to their values! There’s no way my vote could be bought.
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Old Today, 10:50 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Kind of a ridiculous idea, because one vote makes no difference in any but the smallest city election, so no one would really offer pay of a significant amount.
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Old Today, 11:00 AM
 
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Kind of a ridiculous idea, because one vote makes no difference in any but the smallest city election, so no one would really offer pay of a significant amount.
Yet there are people who wouldn't accept a lot of money to perform an action that has essentially no effect. I'd do it unless there were like a total of four people voting and my vote really did count.
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Old Today, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon
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If in the 2020 general election, you were going to vote for Candidate A and I offered you $1 to vote for Candidate B, would you accept the offer?
If no, how about $5? $10? $50?
Would it make a difference if it was a local election, say for a councilman or small town mayor or bond measure to raise money for roads?
Do you actually think there are people who wouldn't accept this offer for $1M?

I'd be happy to take your money, give it to charity and vote the way I want to. Are you going to sue me? That would be funny.
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