The Jungle

What is Jurgis's role in the election? Do you think that he understand what he is doing?

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Chapter 9

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The police usher all the workers into the back rooms of the saloons and they are each given two dollars and told to cast a vote for a particular candidate. The union men explain the process to him: the government exists under a democracy where there are political parties. The party that “bought the most votes” was the party that will be allowed to govern.