Any person or corporation who directly or indirectly:
1. Uses or threatens to use any force, violence or restraint, or inflicts or threatens
to inflict any injury, damage, harm or loss, or in any other manner practices intimidation
upon or against any person in order to induce or compel such person to vote or refrain
from voting for or against any particular person or for or against any proposition
submitted to voters at such election, or to place or cause to be placed or refrain
from placing or causing to be placed his name upon a registry of voters, or on account
of such person having voted or refrained from voting at such election, or having voted
or refrained from voting for or against any particular person or persons, or for or
against any proposition submitted to voters at such election, or having registered
or refrained from registering as a voter; or,
2. By abduction, duress or any forcible or fraudulent device or contrivance whatever
impedes, prevents or otherwise interferes with the free exercise of the elective franchise
by any voter, or compels, induces or prevails upon any voter to give or refrain from
giving his vote for or against any particular person at any election; or,
3. Being an employer pays his employess 1 the salary or wages due in “pay envelopes,” in which there is enclosed or upon which
there is written or printed political motto, device or argument containing threats,
express or implied, intended or calculated to influence the political opinions or
actions of such employees, or within ninety days of a general election puts or otherwise
exhibits in the establishment or place where his employees are engaged in labor, any
handbill or placard containing any threat, notice or information, that if any particular
ticket or candidate is elected or defeated, work in his place or establishment will
cease, in whole or in part, his establishment will be closed up, or the wages of his
employees reduced, or other threats, express or implied, intended or calculated to
influence the political opinions or actions of his employees, is guilty of a misdemeanor,
and, if a corporation, shall in addition forfeit its charter.
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