America's eight most corrupt states

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    The Center for Public Integrity’s report examined issues concerning accountability and ethics in each state government. States were graded on 330 separate metrics, which were grouped into 14 major categories. Overall grades are based on the average grades in the major categories, which included lobbying disclosure, political financing, internal auditing, ethics enforcement agencies and redistricting.

    Most states scored poorly. No state earned an A, and only five states received better than a B+. More than half the states received a D+ or worse. Scored from 1 to 100, eight states earned failing grades of 59 or below from the project.

    America

    And the worst state?

    TA DA!

    Georgia has the worst levels of corruption risk and lack of accountability of any state in the country. The state scored a D or worse in 12 of the 14 categories. The state’s biggest problem is the absence of a strong ethics enforcement agency.

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    Why doesn't this surprise me?
     
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    It is no surprise to me that the most corrupt states are republican states
     
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    No state earned an A, and only five states received better than a B+.

    :eusa_eh:
     
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    Michigan, North Dakota, Maine.....????

    Not what you would call Republican Bastions.

    Virginia voted for Obama....well, no wonder.

    Georgia used to be a blue state...some habits die hard.

    First post RDEAN puts out that is information.....with no commentary....good job.

    To bad that starcarp had to ruin it for you.
     
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    Actually, by one metric North Dakota is the eighth most conservative state (Red states and blue states - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). And Georgia was never a blue state-- that nomenclature dates from the year 2000, well after Georgia became consistently Republican. Either way, I find the facts that Georgia used to have (conservative) Democrats and that Virginia voted for Obama unconvincing explanations for their corruption. Of course, I also am not clear on what relation if any their conservativism bears to their corruption.
     
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    Shhhh the silly libs think they're on to something :lol:
     
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    Interesting, but raises some questions.

    The idea that the absence of a strong ethics enforcement agency is a state's biggest problem regarding ethics seems to me to be the world turned upside down. Surely it is a much bigger problem if a State needs a strong enforcement agency, for example because it's Governors keep getting convicted for bribe-taking and such.
     
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    What a bunch of BS. The top corrupt state is Illinois. Everybody knows that. They have more than one Governor in prison right now. Chicago has always been corrupt as Hell.

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    What do you expect from the state that gave us Jimmy Carter and Newt Gingrich.

    But seriously, my friend actually got robbed by two young black men in Atlanta of about $650 in cash. He reported it to the police and he was the one that was imprisoned. And then after they cleared him, the detective gave him a lecture on reporting kids who were fighting poverty. :badgrin: It is a joke.
     
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    Here's what to look for if you looking for corruption in state governments.

    Do they have a state government?

    If so, then it is corrupt.
     

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