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Power Corrupts

How to Rig an Election

49:33 | May 1st

3 echoes
How do you rig an election—and get away with it? Why did a cult try to poison an entire county to win a local election? And what about using disappearing ink, or threatening arson, or name doubles? This episode shows how the amateurs rig elections — ...Show More

mmJun 16th

This was a terrific episode on election rigging from poisoning people to bussing in homeless people to being faux "transparent" with mobile apps. It starts a bit slow, but worth staying with until the end.

mmJun 18th

@cesarm The first part of this is on theme of hysteria + microbes + election rigging.

dannyJun 12th

Fascinating episode with a bunch of stories on how people tried to rig their election. My only critique is it felt like 2 or 3 episodes combined into one.

jspinelleJun 12th

@danny I agree and wish they wouldn’t have spent so much time on the story at the beginning. Looking forward to seeing how the balance evolves over the rest of the series.

mmJun 16th

@jspinelle @danny Just listened to this and agreed that it should have been 3 episodes! I guess there's probably a drop off on multipart stuff if you have to download three times vs once.

jspinelleJun 12th

Really enjoying this series so far. It’s nice to hear political issues covered in a narrative way, as opposed to interviews and commentary.

dannyJun 12th

@jspinelle thanks. That was a fun episode.