Voters for Rent

Weiner Apparently Hired Crowd of Supporters

He may not be leading the race, but you’d think Anthony Weiner could find a few supporters to show up at his appearances and TV ads. According to reports from the New York Post and the New York Daily News, the mayoral candidate used interns to voice support in his newest TV ad, and hired actors from a company called Crowds on Demand to pretend to be “supporters or people who met him and became supporters as a result of that encounter” at the Dominican Day Parade. Weiner’s campaign has denied the charge of hiring supporters, and says of the intern ad that “none of the people in the ad were ever paid by Weiner.”