120 years ago today - Oct 28, 1896; Wednesday

Gov[ernor]. [William J.] McConnell of Idaho called on the Presidency with a form of ballot for use at the approaching election, which had evidently been prepared for the purpose of misleading voters. It contained the names of both Democrats and Republicans, so arranged as to deceive the unwary. After examining the ticket, a letter was written to the Presidents of Stakes in those parts of Idaho where the bogus ballot had been circulated, asking them to inform the people through their Bishops of this piece of political trickery, in order that they might not be duped.

[Source: First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes]

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