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Public Corruption in Chester County, PA

I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Coatesville is a Democratic City. Unlike Ferguson, Missouri we have black representation. In Chester County black representation stops at the city line. Repub. Terence Farrell doesn't count as black representation.

Republicans allegedly put lots of in cash street money into Coatesville elections. People have allegedly been paid $20.00 in cash and told who to vote for on election day, like it’s an ordinary thing in a local municipal election where 1 vote makes a big difference. In Republican Chester County low voter turnout is encouraged so that the Republican base dominates elections. Those kinds of elections that are often decided by 1 vote. 

Incidentally, the Democrats for Harry Lewis sign men are paid. They will not do it for free. 

Some things jumped out at me in this article:
“Municipal elections have far lower voter turnout than national elections. The most likely explanation is that politically motivated parties have kept some elections off cycle to bolster their political power.
“There are also important effects on turnout. Amir Fairdosi and Jon Rogowksi found that a black Democratic candidate on the ballot in a midterm boosts black turnout. (There is not an equivalent boost for a black Republican.) Lawrence Bobo and Franklin Gilliam found that in areas with high levels of black political empowerment, such as having a black mayor, black political participation is higher."
‘Old boys’ club’ 
"When citizens lack descriptive representation, as most blacks do, they do not trust their representatives. Some 44 percent of Americans surveyed said that “an old boys’ club” is the best description of our representatives, with only 7 percent saying they are “the best and brightest.” That means the next Ferguson is just around the corner: When a crisis happens, unrepresentative local governments will struggle to retain legitimacy. Even without crisis, vital needs of the community will remain unaddressed by a government that seems unresponsive and aloof." 
Ferguson just one of many cities where blacks lack proportional representation
October 30, 2014 2:00AM ET

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