Election Frauds--1936

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Edson M. Walker Inmate File: Prison Record

Prison record of Edson M. Walker, Inmate #52960, which includes information about his sentence and parole eligibility, as well as his work and cell assignments. Neeper was sentenced to three years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights in Kansas City, Missouri.

Edson M. Walker Inmate File: Admission Summary

Partial admission summary for Edson M. Walker, Inmate #52960, which includes a neuropsychiatric report noting his intelligence, health, and agreeable personality, and makes custody and education recommendations for his sentence. Walker was sentenced to three years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights in Kansas City, Missouri.

Citizens' League Bulletin, No. 761

Citizens' League Bulletin issue with the main article reporting on the 1936 Election Voter Fraud Trials and general corrpution in Kansas City. Other articles document the cost of crime, air transportation, tax dogers, economic plans, federal salaries, and Kansas City gambling.

Citizens' League Bulletin, No. 747

Citizens' League Bulletin issue with the main article entitled "King of Kansas City, Emperor of Missouri" about the corrupt activities of Boss Tom Pendergast of Kansas City.

1936 Election Vote Fraud Jurors

Clipping entitled, "The Thirteen Jurors Who Will Hear the Vote Fraud Trial" from the Kansas City Times on February 16, 1937. The caption provides the name, profession, and hometown of each juror, all of whom live outside of Jackson County.

"Whitten Hopes McElroy Lives to Go to Prison"

Newspaper article reporting on a speech given by Frederick E. Whitten in which he rails against the corruption of the Pendergast organization.

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

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."

"Let the Courts Do Their Duty," Boss Tom Says, "I Won't Squawk"

St. Louis Star-Times article about the 1936 investigation into election fraud, including a sketch of Pendergast by Thomas Hart Benton. The article reports Pendergast "said today that he had been investigated so often that 'one more doesn't bother me much.'" He argued that he had no idea of any election fraud.