Mysterious political entrepreneurs

For decades, Democratic Party officials, like clockwork, went through the GOTV motions every four years. That’s get-out-the-vote—and it’s where the action is in Election 2004. Dems typically sprinkled around gobs of money to special-interest groups, who then pretended to spend it on voter registration and mobilization. There was little accountability and almost no controls, and inevitably, scandal erupted with one group or another being accused of handing out “walking around” money on election day to induce voters to get themselves to the polls.

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