The Associated Press
A college student ... put his vote in this fall's presidential election up for sale on the Web auction site eBay.
University of Minnesota student Max P. Sanders, 19, was charged with a felony Thursday in Hennepin County District Court after allegedly asking for a minimum of $10 in exchange for voting for the bidder's preferred candidate.
Sanders was charged with one count of bribery, treating and soliciting under an 1893 state law that makes it a crime to offer to buy or sell a vote.
Sanders and his attorney, Steven Levine, declined to comment Thursday. The charge carries up to five years' imprisonment and a $10,000 fine.
As for the offer on eBay? It got no bids.
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According to this article, "1893 state law that makes it a crime to offer to buy or sell a vote."
Is it a crime in your State?
Should it be?
Can / should a State law have legal bearing on a federal election?
What is the reason that selling votes is a bad, or good idea?