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Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 09/ 9/2010

Fenty camp again accused of vote-buying

By Christopher Dean Hopkins and Tim Craig

Vincent C. Gray's campaign is requesting that the FBI investigate allegations that Mayor Adrian Fenty's campaign offered jobs to young adults in exchange for votes.

The Gray campaign is following up to a story aired Wednesday night on ABC7 and posted on its companion Web site TBD on Thursday morning. In the TBD piece, four young D.C. residents said they were offered jobs if they agreed to vote for Fenty.

It's not the first time such accusations have been made against the Green Team; Post reporters Mike DeBonis and Nikita Stewart reported on another such incident over the weekend.

A Gray campaign poll watcher working at the Turkey Thicket recreation center said she questioned a young Fenty supporter who told her he was paid $100 to vote.

The man's name and his picture were given to election officials, who said they would refer the matter to federal prosecutors if an initial investigation indicated it was warranted. The Fenty campaign had no comment on the allegation.

The Fenty campaign has denied any wrong-doing.

This post will be updated.

Read more on the D.C. Wire.

By Christopher Dean Hopkins and Tim Craig  | September 9, 2010; 10:51 AM ET
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Comments

Didn't Fenty veto a bill that dealt with this issue recently?

Posted by: Redial1 | September 9, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

You said it all Redial...this is ridiculous.

Posted by: DCJUSTICE | September 9, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

sigh.... where do they find these "kids"!
but this political race is a sad state of affairs, and frankly embarrassing...

Posted by: joebananas1 | September 9, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

On August 16, 2010 he did vote against a bill that made this practice illegal. For all the Fenty lovers out there this is who you are supporting. Someone that is ruthless and has no regard for the law.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dc/2010/08/fenty_blocks_vote-buying_bill.html

Posted by: truth4u2 | September 9, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Could Fenty Sink any lower? This is terrible.

Posted by: ladyskins | September 9, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Could Fenty Sink any lower? This is terrible.

Posted by: ladyskins | September 9, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

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