08 July 2008

Votes for sale

A 19 year old college student in Minneapolis is being charged with a felony after offering to sell his vote for the presidential election on eBay.
“We take it very seriously. Fundamentally, we believe it is wrong to sell your
vote,” said John Aiken, a spokesman for the office. “There are people that have
died for this country for our right to vote, and to take something that lightly,
to say, ‘I can be bought.’

I didn't know it was against the law to sell your vote. What's so wrong about that. I can sell my labor and my personal property, why can't I sell my vote? Can somebody elucidate on why selling your vote is considered such a heinous thing?

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