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Dr. Mary Frances Berry talks to Penn OMNIA about the inspiration and takeaways from her new book on vote buying

October 24, 2016

 

 

In the OMNIA article "The True Cost of Vote Buying and Selling," Mary Frances Berry - Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and professor of history and Africana studies - discusses her book, Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich: Vote Buying and the Corruption of Democracy.

"A few years ago, Mary Frances Berry, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and professor of history and Africana studies, spent time in New Orleans for research. One day, while she was at City Hall to apply for a residential parking permit, a young man approached her with information he wanted to share.

The man was Greg Malveaux, former head of Louisiana’s Voter Fraud Division. The information was box after box of evidentiary materials, including wiretaps and affidavits, documenting rampant electoral fraud in Louisiana. "

 

The full article can be read here