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Sheriffs in more militarized counties reap election rewards

By Christos Mavridis, Senior Lecturer in Economics, Middlesex University
Maurizio Zanardi, Professor of Economics, University of Surrey
Orestis Troumpounis, Associate Professor of Public Economics, University of Padova, Lancaster University
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Sheriffs in counties that get more military surplus equipment from a federal program have a better chance of getting reelected than sheriffs whose counties get less equipment, or less lethal equipment, from the same program, our new research shows.

Through a federal program aimed at fighting…

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