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Regional: North America: United States: Government: Elections: President: 2000: Vote Swapping
- Bringing democracy and capitalism closer together. Founded by James Baumgartner (as voteauction.com), produced by ubermorgen.com and helped by ®TMark.
- ®TMark page about its investment in Voteauction.com.
News.com: eBay pulls auction for U.S. presidency
- With confusion increasing over who will be the 43rd president of the United States, one eBay auctioneer had put the presidency up for bid. (November 13, 2000)
kuro5hin.org: Dot com ruled by US law?
- Article and forum discussing the implications of InterNIC pulling the European domain vote-auction.com. (November 03, 2000)
Slate: If eBay Ran the Election
- In the hypothetical future where all votes are traded on the Internet, it's easy to see how bipartisan collusion would line the pockets of politicians at the expense of voters by holding down the price of votes. (October 31, 2000)
Wired: Selling Votes or Peddling Lies?
- Did Voteauction.com really solicit bids on American votes, or was it all a mirage? The owner says yes, while the site's creator says no. A judge will decide. (October 30, 2000)
Wired: Austrian Takes Bids on U.S. Votes
- Voteauction.com has changed owners as well as modus operandi. And this time, it appears, the prospect of squelching the wrongdoing is going to involve more than a threatening phone call. (September 06, 2000)
Slate: Buy This Vote! The Web puts democracy on sale
- The schemes generated a lot of media attention and some sellers and buyers-the bidding on eBay reached $10,100, and Voteauction found 200 takers in a single day. (August 23, 2000)
Wired: Voteauction Bids the Dust
- Last week, Voteauction received a spate of publicity that began with a Wired News story. Two days of intense press and Internet attention followed, which concluded in legal threats that compelled its operator to shut it down. (August 22, 2000)
Daily Gazette: Web site offering votes for sale draws concern
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduate student James Baumgartner says he's doing a service to the country with his new Web site Voteauction.com by encouraging participation in elections. (August 19, 2000)
AuctionWatch: Straight Talk from Voteauction.com
- You, the taxpayer who finances the monkey show, now has a chance to partake of the corruption that is politics. (August 18, 2000)
- News and discussion forum. (August 17, 2000)
Wired: Close Vote? You Can Bid on It
- If citizens do indeed find the choice between Gush and Bore meaningless, the proprietors of Voteauction.com say, why not at least make a little cash on the side? (August 17, 2000)
The Register: Votes for sale online in the US
- Chicago's gangster ridden past has come back to haunt city officials with the appearance of a new website - Voteauction.com, where people can register to sell their vote to the highest bidder. (May 10, 2000)
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