Corruption runs deep in local, state, and federal governments, and Democrats are responsible for a lot of it. I don’t doubt Republicans, especially GOPe/RINOs, do their share, too. Government has taken a lot of power from We the People these days. It doesn’t surprise me in the least to find out that corrupt politicians use that power against their opponents. They have many, many tools at their disposal to make an opponent’s life miserable—everything from code violations to IRS audits and worse.
BTW, for all her quirks, we would be better off today with Christine ODonnell in the Senate. I still blame the GOPe for that loss.
I was involved with government from local to fed for many years. I have been telling people that it is a matter of people’s evil that ruins the intent of/for government. The whole spectrum of humans in government reminds me of basket ball players making intentional fouls to prevent a score by the opposing team. I believe that the Founders knew human behavior very well when they cautioned that the workings of the new Republic was only as durable as the the people of the Nation were dedicated to It’s law/Constitution. The Nation has gone down the path the Founders feared.