No. 74-1604.

514 F.2d 1077 (1975)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. William H. BARKER and Donnie L. Reed, Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided April 25, 1975.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Roger J. Kiley, Jr., Vincent J. Getzendanner, Jr., Chicago, Ill., for defendants-appellants.

James R. Thompson, U. S. Atty., Gary L. Starkman and James I. Marcus, Asst. U. S. Attys., Chicago, Ill., for plaintiff-appellee.

Before CASTLE, Senior Circuit Judge, and SWYGERT and STEVENS, Circuit Judges.

SWYGERT, Circuit Judge.

William H. Barker and Donnie L. Reed were convicted for violations of the Civil Rights Conspiracy Statute, 18 U.S.C. § 241, in connection with their activities during the March 21, 1972 primary election in Chicago, Illinois.1 This statute prohibits any "conspiracy to stuff the ballot box at an election for federal officers, and thereby dilute the value of votes of qualified voters." Anderson v. United States...

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