My understanding is that votes are more likely to be bought (all other things equal) under the following two conditions:
- Apathy. Voters don't know, or care, who the choices are. This is not a situation where almost everyone is either for one candidate/party or the other.
- Poverty. Poor farm or city dwellers are more easily bribed than rich, educated suburbanites.
Are these the main pre-conditions for political bribery, or are there others I've overlooked?
And how might such bribery take place? Is it often the case where one party will distribute "turkeys and hams" in poor neighborhoods, together with flyers asking people to vote for their candidate(s)? Or is it more subtle, perhaps consisting of promises to build recreational facilities/shopping malls/colosseums in select districts?