In the Kaohsiung case, the defendants' relatives, friends and aides have been found to have allegedly offered cash to voters in return for their ballots, the prosecution noted.The article notes that prosecutors in Taichung are going after aides of May Chin, the aboriginal legislator, for vote buying, though they claim she had no knowledge of it.
The prosecution argues that Chien and Tung must have pulled strings behind the alleged vote-buying acts, or turned a blind eye to what they knew was going on, according to the Central News Agency.
These prosecutions provide evidence for the assertions of widespread vote buying that helped propel the KMT to victory in the 2012 elections.
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