Take it from someone who has seen it:
The kind of people who buy votes, rather than actually form a relationship with you and run on a platform, will hurt the cause of your nation.
When they do that, your game experience can really be seriously wrecked.
It is the equivalent of letting someone pay you $100 to set fire to your house.
You will NOT come out ahead in the long run.
Be a responsible citizen.
Take a few moments to educate yourself on who the candidates are, what their experience and reputation are in-game, and what they've written.
This is as much your civic duty as any fight in any battle ever was.
The practice of buying votes flourishes because people fail to appreciate the true cost of a mercenary polity until it is too late. Even now, many good candidates feel obligated to offer compensation to at least "match" the bribes of less scrupulous types.
The only way this pernicious practice will end is if you, the common voter, refuse to sell your birthright for a bowl of pottage.
Don't sell yourself short.
N by NE, Volume 8, Number 4
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