Accusations grow of vote-buying in Mexico election – San Jose Mercury News

We tend to think of vote buying as politicians making promises of things they will do after they have been elected. Mexican version of vote buying seems a little more concrete.

MEXICO CITY—Thousands of people rushed to stores to redeem pre-paid gift cards they said were given to them previously by the party that won Mexico’s presidency, inflaming accusations that the weekend election was marred by widespread vote-buying.

At least a few cardholders were angry, complaining that they didn’t get as much as promised or that their cards weren’t working. Neighbors at one store in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Mexico City said the unusually large crowds prevented them from doing their daily shopping.

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