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Old Yesterday, 08:48 PM
 
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Yep. Since votes are very private, there is no way the bribe payee would know who I voted for. Sure, I would take the money. Gladly. I need a new truck and a fishing boat. I might give part of it to charity, if I could find one I thought was worthy.
Since it will never happen, it is a non-issue. We can all say whatever we want, but it is all meaningless, and proves nothing.
It was a hypothetical question with the assumption you had to change your vote.
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Old Yesterday, 08:49 PM
 
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I wouldn't sell my vote for any amount of money.
I don't believe you.
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Old Today, 02:54 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I don't believe you.
That's your misfortune.
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Old Today, 04:01 AM
 
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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?
Yes. I would accept the money because a vote is a deal anyway, but how would you know I voted for you?
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Old Today, 04:03 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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I’m sure it can. Money is speech.
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Old Today, 04:51 AM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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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.
Send me the check to find out how I will behave. Without the actual money trading hands, we are just voting in thin air. Real money may not change your mind, but it will often change your behavior.
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Old Today, 06:26 AM
 
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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?


Sure- My brother and I financially support my parents and told them if they voted for Obama a second time, we would cut them off. Can't have the treats if you are voting to kill the Goose laying the golden eggs.


Votes can be bought- it is just influencing behavior by other means; we consider political ads, which are designed to change behavior, to be just fine.


Votes used to be purchased all the time in the 1800s with rallies that offered free liquor, ect........... This has been going on forever.
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