POLITICAL NOTES: Eruption in Bourbon County

Just before the polls opened on election day last November, a Republican challenger picked up a ballot box in a Bourbon County, Ky. precinct, shook it, and heard a startling sound. Not a vote had been cast, but paper was rustling inside the box. It was opened. The rustle had been made by 17 fraudulent ballots. Investigators looked farther, found that boxes in ten other precincts had been stuffed too. Altogether, 254 phony ballots had been planted in the boxes. All but one were marked for Harry Truman and Democratic Senator Virgil Chapman (who carried the county 2 to...

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