Nation: THE FRAUD THAT FAILED

IN a last-ditch attempt to defeat Gary's Mayoral Candidate Richard Hatcher, the local Democratic machine set out to steal the vote in vintage Tammany Hall style. And the machine under Boss John Krupa, Hatcher's archfoe, was just the outfit to do it. As secretary of the board of election commissioners and the board of canvassers, Krupa dropped from the registration lists the names of 5,286 voters, mostly Negroes. At the same time, hundreds of fictitious registrations were added so that paid impostors could cast ballots against Hatcher. Since his winning margin last week was only 1,389 votes, the scheme undoubtedly would...

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