The Charleston Gazette disgusted by charges in Mingo County

The Charleston Gazette offers a strong comment on the corruption charges in Mingo County:

…”Sordid sagas like this have been replayed for decades in counties like Mingo, Logan, Lincoln, etc. A never-ending parade of courthouse politicos entered prison. Usually, scandals involve vote-stealing to keep the politicos in power. Some school systems were turned into political patronage machines. In the past, down-home West Virginia corruption drew national ridicule — for instance, when a coal county reported more votes than it had residents. A Charleston news reporter coined the phrase, “casting more votes than a Lincoln County cemetery.”…

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