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Apparently, when measured on a per capita basis, North Dakota is the most corrupt state in the nation.

But North Dakota?

Don Morrison, executive director of the non-partisan North Dakota Center for the Public Good, said it may be that North Dakotans are better at rooting out corruption when it occurs.

"Being a sparsely populated state, people know each other," he said. "We know our elected officials and so certainly to do what the governor of Illinois did is much more difficult here."

Morrison said the state has encouraged bad government practices in some cases by weakening disclosure laws. North Dakota does not require legislative or statewide candidates to disclose their campaign expenses.

Take THAT Blahgoyavitch! Seriously, being from North Dakota you have to grab hold of the small victories.



2 responses to "Congratulations, North Dakota (MOST CORRUPT STATE)"

  1. Anonymous On December 12, 2008 at 2:49 AM

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  2. Political Muse On December 13, 2008 at 10:02 AM

    Thanks, Kate. It's always nice to hear that people enjoy the blog.