"We Saw Frauds": Three Democratic Officials Denounce Machine Tactics at the Polls

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Description: 

Text of a Kansas City Star article on the August 4, 1936 election in Kansas City. It describes ballot boxes being removed before polls closed, threats made against voters, fake votes, and other problems. Joe Shannon is quoted as saying the election was "so corrupt it was a disgrace to American civilization."

Publisher: 
Kansas City Star
Object Type: 
Date: 
August 4th 1936
Modern Location: 
Kansas City, MO
Rights Statement: 
Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the State Historical Society of Missouri-Columbia. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the State Historical Society of Missouri-Columbia.
Call or Box Number, Collection Title: 
Stark, Lloyd Crow (1886-1972), Papers, 1931-1941, C0004
Digital Object Identifier: 
SHSMO-C0004-F04205-0002
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