Did Richard Daley Steal the 1960 Election for Kennedy?

I met one of (the elder) Richard Daley’s grandsons yesterday. Great guy. At the risk of poisoning a possible friendship, I just had to ask him whether his grandfather really stole the election for Kennedy in 1960 through vote fraud in Chicago.

He said no. And I believe him.

I once had a research assistant spend a month going through old voting records to find any evidence of fraud in the 1960 presidential election in Illinois. We couldn’t find a thing. There are lots of ways to cheat that we wouldn’t have detected, but the easiest ones we likely would have found. Honestly, I was shocked we found nothing.

There is an interesting article five years ago on Slate about that election and possible fraud.

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  1. Connie Sartain says:

    What about Ohio in the last Presidential election?

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  2. Connie Sartain says:

    What about Ohio in the last Presidential election?

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  3. scott cunningham says:

    What are the easiest ways to detect voter fraud, just out of curiousity? And did your RA ever put together a working paper that we could read?

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  4. scott cunningham says:

    What are the easiest ways to detect voter fraud, just out of curiousity? And did your RA ever put together a working paper that we could read?

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  5. StCheryl says:

    Connie Sartain: There is strong evidence that the Ohio results were stolen, but no one prominent has the — something — to come forward with all the evidence. The reliance on easily-hacked electronic voting machines, the machine breakdowns in Democratic districts, the long lines, the issues of corruption of the Ohio Secretary of State and his office — the list goes on and on.

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  6. StCheryl says:

    Connie Sartain: There is strong evidence that the Ohio results were stolen, but no one prominent has the — something — to come forward with all the evidence. The reliance on easily-hacked electronic voting machines, the machine breakdowns in Democratic districts, the long lines, the issues of corruption of the Ohio Secretary of State and his office — the list goes on and on.

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  7. Mark says:

    I was an election judge at a polling place in Chicago in the 1970s and when we opened the 5 absentee ballots they all voted straight democratic and they all were filled in in green ink in the same handwriting. Now if every precint had 5 extra votes, or more, that could change an election.

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  8. Mark says:

    I was an election judge at a polling place in Chicago in the 1970s and when we opened the 5 absentee ballots they all voted straight democratic and they all were filled in in green ink in the same handwriting. Now if every precint had 5 extra votes, or more, that could change an election.

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