Filkin, W. W.

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Object Type: 
Correspondence

Letter from Governor Lloyd C. Stark to W. W. Filkin regarding honest elections and voter intimidation.

Object Type: 
Correspondence

Letter from W. W. Filkin to Governor Lloyd C. Stark regarding voter intimidation at Kansas City elections. He writes that the "presence of the police of this city is no protection," and reports that in his experience as a Republican election judge, he was "insulted, cursed many times, ... threatened to be taken for a ride and finally the next morning was refused admittance behind the counter on which the registration books were lying."

Object Type: 
Correspondence

Letter from W. W. Filkin to Edgar Shook suggesting that police protection at elections "has been nil in the past" and that National Guard forces might be in order to prevent voter intimidation. He reports that when he served as an election judge, he was "cursed" and "threatened."

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