The Press: The Inside Man

The mere mention of Chicago brings forth visions of vote fraud, but evidence that would stand up in court has always been difficult to find. Even in 1960, when it was widely suspected that hanky-panky in Cook County cost Richard Nixon Illinois' electoral votes, 633 indictments resulted in zero convictions. Last week the Chicago Tribune, after months of diligent digging, published charges of massive vote manipulation in the state primary last March by Mayor Richard Daley's Democratic organization. This time the evidence seemed ironclad.

The story was pieced together by an experienced team of four investigative reporters, and one young rewrite man...

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