In Hoboken, NJ, this is what they call tradition. Only a change of management in the DOJ led to the criminality exposing absentee ballot fraud in recent elections. FBI continues investigating:
In the late 1940s and early 50s I can remember my father talking about the “somebody” machine that controlled northern NJ politics. My late husband was born in Peoria. One day we were talking about the Daley Machine in Chicago, and he said, “not to worry, the Republican games in Southern Illinois pretty much balance out the vote.