I have to tell you that some local politicians both of us have had in our section over the years do some pretty comical things to try to buy votes.
Some of them were so off the wall they should be the basis for some comedy program on TV! One time I remember a local politician running for the head of the state was trying to buy votes by having his son, who was a certified heating and air conditioner specialist supply away free heating and cooling system tune ups and repairs to anyone who supported this guy; How pathetic can you get! That was so hilarious and it backfired in his face heavily.
It was so blatant and outright in your face that he was pretty much saying that if you vote for him he will pay you in free heating and air conditioner services to do so. He ended up getting kicked out of the race before the voting ever took place because of that. And his child the certified heating and air conditioner specialist ended up getting fired from his task at the heating and cooling business he was working for and was never allowed to toil in the heating and air conditioner corporation again in the state in which both of us all live in. I thought that was even more funny and served him right for being such a puppet and a slimebag for his scam artist father! I could tell you several other stories that happened over the years just like this, however the heating and air conditioner related 1 was the absolute most classic with the best ending in my opinion.