Episode 149: Hitman Sent by God | John G. Schmitz and Cooping


November 16th, 2022

1 hr 14 mins 52 secs

Season 3

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About this Episode

Hillary and Tina cover US House Representative John G. Schmitz and the election fraud cooping tactic.

Hillary’s Story
US House Representative out of California, John G. Schmitz ran and won on his far conservative moralism. BUT when a scandal erupts, his own morals are questioned.

Tina’s Story
In the 1800s, like today, most folks decide if they’re going to exercise their right to vote by showing up on election day. BUT some politicians resorted to violence and kidnapping to ensure high election number results.

Hillary's Story
John Schmitz
Schmitz Bio and Data

Los Angeles Times
John Schmitz; Former Right-Wing Congressman From Orange County--BY DAVID HALDANE AND JEAN O. PASCO

SF Gate
John G. Schmitz, Former Congressman From Orange County--by Mark Martin

The New York Times
But the American party loves--by Stephen Lesher

US Archive
John Schmitz is no George Wallace

John G. Schmitz--via Arlington Cemetary
Schmitz Affair in Newspaper--from Sacramento Bee via Newspapers.com
Mary Kay Letourneau--Fair Use via Wikipedia

Tina's Story
Atlas Obscura
Election Fraud in the 1800s Involved Kidnapping and Forced Drinking--by Natalie Zarrelli

Historical Index
What Was Cooping?--by Michael Pollick

History Extra
A brief history of election “rigging” in the United States

What Edgar Allan Poe’s Death And Voter Fraud Myths Have In Common--by Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

University of Virginia (Public Voting Page)
Vote buying in nineteenth century US elections

Politicians trying to buy votes--from Library of Congress via Atlas Obscura
Election Fraud Violence--from Library of Congress via Atlas Obscura

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