In Missouri recently there were many races that had only one person running…a Democrat. Where do Republicans not bother running? In heavily black districts. Republicans have all but given up in these areas, because they have two chances to win: Slim and none.
The outcome is the Democrats are running amuck.
Recently Missouri State Representative T. D. El Amin pleaded guilty to soliciting and accepting a $2100 bribe from a gas station owner on the north side (the black part of town) of St. Louis. The bribe was in exchange for helping the man get city hall to stop a series of "nuisance inspections." Nuisance inspections prevent things like the ripping off of the consumer from unscrupulous gas station owners, as this article explains:
"Most inspections are unannounced," said Lazier. "We just show up within a 12
month period and say here we are." We've learned gas stations are legally
allowed to cheat you 6 cubic inches, or a bit less than a half a cup for every 5
gallons of gas pumped. Beyond that, pumps get red tagged and can't sell fuel
until they're fixed.