Chicago is pretty much synonymous with crime and corruption. So, what happens when you try to fix it from the inside? One 19-year-old conservative found out the hard way.

We’d excerpt the entire piece here if we could. This will give you a taste — a rotten one:

The David is David Krupa, 19, a freshman at DePaul University who drives a forklift part time. He’s not a political powerhouse. He’s just a conservative Southwest Side teenager studying political science and economics who got it in his head to run for alderman in a race that pits him against the most powerful ward organization in Chicago.

To get on the ballot, Krupa was required to file 473 valid signatures of ward residents with the Chicago Board of Elections. Krupa filed 1,703 signatures.

More than 2,700 revocations were turned over to the elections board to cancel the signatures on Krupa’s petitions. Chicago Board of Elections officials had never seen such a massive pile of revocations.

“We turned in 1,703 signatures. We compared them to the 2,796 revocations, and found only 187 matches, meaning only 187 people who signed David’s petitions filed revocations,” [election attorney Michael] Dorf said. “So, what about the 2,609 people who didn’t sign for David but who filed revocations? That’s fraud. That’s perjury. That’s felony.”

You seriously need to read the whole thing. If you can stomach it.

Honestly, we totally understand how @neontaster feels. This story is absolutely infuriating. And if this isn’t blatant election fraud, we don’t know what is.

Not if history is any indication.


Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional text and tweets.