Oh boy! My Nichols ancestors are in trouble again. My great-great-grandmother's brother, Stephen Nichols was accused of bribing the good people of Totnes to vote for John Pender in the election of 1863.
In this part it is Mrs Crawford (Sarah Nichols), the sister of Stephen Nichols that testifies that she did indeed receive £60 from her brother to vote for John Pender.
The committee reported that they found John Pender guilty of bribery in the 1863 elections of Totnes.
In this publication there is a list of fictitious voters in the Scotland elections of 1837
You will find evidence of election rigging in government papers of most countries.