Corruption In Political Machines

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Despite the benefits and supports that many political machines were receiving, many began to take a dark turn towards corruption. This would occur when a political boss was not receiving enough votes or support from the residents of the city. This became known as graft, which is basically a person using their political influence to fulfill their own goals or desires. There were many ways this was done: including pocketing money from overcharging, accepting bribes, and allow illegal activities to occur. Many political bosses were able to get away with all of this since they held most of the control in a city. Fortunately around the year 1890, the government and police stepped in and began eradicating all political machines. The concept of Graft

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