Election-rigging scheme alleged in Kentucky

One of my colleagues at the NAS workshop passed along this account of an alleged election-rigging scheme in Kentucky.

Here’s a snip from a different media account that provides some details about how the alleged scheme operated:

This is how the alleged scheme worked, the indictment said: Maricle and Adams recruited candidates to run for local offices; Thompson provided large sums of money to buy votes; Jones instructed other election officers how to buy votes at polling places; Stivers helped cast corrupt votes, and Bishop and the Morrises bought votes for the candidates that Maricle and Adams had recruited.