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Wiktionary

  1. cooping(Noun)

    The practice of forcing unwilling participants to vote, often several times over, for a particular candidate in an election.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cooping

    of Coop

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  1. Cooping

    Cooping was a practice in the United States during the 19th century by which unwilling participants were forced to vote, often several times over, for a particular candidate in an election. Generally these innocent bystanders would be grabbed off the street by so-called 'cooping gangs' or 'election gangs' working on the payroll of a political candidate, and they would be kept in a room, called the "coop", and given alcohol or drugs in order for them to comply. If they refused to cooperate, they would be beaten or even killed. Often their clothing would be changed to allow them to vote multiple times. Sometimes the victims would be forced to wear disguises such as wigs, fake beards or mustaches to prevent them from being recognized by voting officials at polling stations. Edgar Allan Poe is thought by some to have been the victim of cooping before his mysterious death in early October 1849.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cooping in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cooping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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