SOUTH KOREA: Victorious Methods

Unopposed, 84-year-old Syngman Rhee won a sweeping fourth term victory—even though perhaps 10% of the voters cast their ballots for his only opponent, who had died a month before.

But there still had to be a get-out-the-vote campaign to elect Rhee's running mate, ailing Lee Ki Poong, who has difficulty walking and speaking because of a nervous disorder, and did not make a single campaign speech. So Rhee's Liberals set to work. Election day brought many complaints of voter intimidation and open ballot-fixing, of six-foot high boards outside some polling places showing voters how to mark their ballots for Rhee and...

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