Mayoral candidate accuses opponent of trying to ‘steal election’ by accusing him of paying for votes

From MassLive:

SPRINGFIELD – Mayoral candidate Justin J. Hurst vehemently denied accusations his campaign paid people $10 to vote for him, calling the allegations a coordinated effort by his opponent to steal the election.

The 10-year city councilor held a press conference Thursday morning to address claims that he and a campaign volunteer recruited people near the Worthington Street shelter on Saturday, drove them to the polls and then paid them $10 after they returned with an “I voted early” sticker.