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What's the most politically corrupt state in the country?

Facing South
Facing South
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When it comes to politicians getting busted for crooked deeds, three Deep South states and Kentucky have Chicago beat.

Lee Sigelman and John Sides
have created a graph plotting the "total number of public
corruption convictions from 1997 to 2006 per 100,000 residents."  Here's the graph:
corruption.pngAs Matthew Yglesias notes:

As we can see here clearly, Illinois, though more corrupt than average,
isn't close to the top. Louisiana is a lot more corrupt than
Mississippi which is a lot more corrupt than Kentucky which is
substantially more corrupt than Alabama. After Alabama things get
closer packed.
We should also point out that the entire South doesn't fare poorly: Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina acquit themselves well -- at least in terms of their politicians not getting caught.

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re: What's the most politically corrupt state in the country?

Over 3-dozen Tennessee sheriffs were convicted of drug dealing in the 1980s. Now TN prosecutors obstruct citizens from filing criminal complaints against govt employees via grand juries and judicial commissioners, just like fed prosecutors.

re: What's the most politically corrupt state in the country?

Policemen in Texas still from prisoners, usually that involves stilling money, shoes (like in my case) or other valuables such as gold chains, it might be understanble this practice in Texas, they earn half of what a cop in California makes.

re: What's the most politically corrupt state in the country?

GWW, I don't see Alaska in there !!