Selling Votes Online

The old adage is that anything can be found online if one is persistent enough. Now internet enterprise extends to the marketing of votes:

… Several offers have appeared on the Internet from disenchanted citizens in the ex-Soviet republic who say they are ready to sell their votes in the Jan. 17 election for president.

“I don’t believe in our democracy and so I am selling my vote in the elections. Maybe there will be 10 other votes for sale. The only discussion on price will be upwards,” said one Internet advertisement from Lviv in western Ukraine.

link: For sale on Internet – Ukraine’s election votes

The integrity of the election in the Ukraine may be called into question. It is abundantly clear, however, that free enterprise is alive and well.

Catherine Forsythe