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Word on the street is...

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That the recent election for Taiwan representatives was rigged! Actually, this isn't surprising gossip. Both my grandma and my aunt told me that in the past they've had campaigners come to their houses the night before the voting day to "buy votes." A good $100 dollars or so can be made as more than one candidate comes by the house. This year, no one came by my gramma's house, but people are saying that its still happening and is responsible for one party's overwhelming victories. The bribing doesn't happen in the bigger city, but is pretty common in the smaller towns.

I guess having elections does not necessarily mean that there is free choice.

Posted by hsustyle 08:46 Archived in Taiwan

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