Is It A Crime To Rig A Straw Poll?Submitted by JUSTCOMEHOME on Fri, 09/23/2011 - 17:36
Since this isn't technically a legitimate election-style monitored activity, is there any real threat of uncovering fraud?
The reason why I ask is because, I've been listening to the NEO-CONS for many years now and I'm in tune with their language and their pre-staging of shaping the next talking points. I've heard this statement too many times recently "Whoever wins the Florida Straw Poll, will be the nominee". They usually don't go out and corner themselves unless it's a sure bet.
My concern is that calling the straw poll a "private" event outside of public scutiny makes it a convinient tool for shaping people's opinion if rigged without the fear of election fraud or jail.