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Right to Know

Keeping West Virginia elections clean

June 29, 2012
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

One powerful tool crooked politicians in West Virginia had until a few days ago was silence. It was illegal for anyone to reveal information about investigations of election law violations or even to admit complaints had been made. Those letting the public know about such probes could be fined as much as $5,000 and sent to jail for as long as a year.



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