Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Election Fraud - Votes For Sale on

Seems that in addition to offering tickets well above and beyond their face value, have gotten into where the real money is, Politics!

eBay is now allowing sellers to offer votes for sale, as shown here (screendump of page). For the princely sum of €1.62 at the current bid, you can get yourself a vote for the NUI Seanad panel.

eBay had better get their act together as even their online complaint service doesn't offer this category of item yet and as others have noted, you need to be a registered eBay user to actually complain about any items for auction. The pundits are going mad over at and I'd be forced to join the growing calls to get this dealt with by eBay, ASAP.

If they though that material from certain German political parties or non-shipment of goods was a troublesome issue, wait until they see the politicans realise that either you can have old style R. J. Daly Chicago politics or New York style Tammany Hall Boss Tweed approaches to vote management. I'm sure that most of the politicans I know or support would of course take the view this is highly illegal, that it should be prosecuted and that it should be prevented in any future elections. However, the fact that this is an FF government with some mudguards begs the question, which would they be happier in choosing...

Labels: , , ,


Post a Comment

<< Home