John Clum to started a honest newspaper in Tombstone with the next step to elect an honest Judge. Will Spicer from back east has agreed to run against Judge Griskim who is tied in with the outlaws. Earp realizes the election will not be honest so he asks his old deputy Shotgun Gibbs to join him in Tombstone. On the way to Tombstone Shotgun is stopped and asked by two Clanton men to vote ten times for Griskam for ten dollars as they provide him false papers. Upon learning from Earp the situation, Shotgun offers to return the ten dollars but Earp tells him to not only keep the money and papers but to vote in all ten precincts in Tombstone for Griskam. In a meeting with the honest city officials, Earp suggests they allow the vote to take place. After the ballot boxes are collected, they are stolen from Nellie Cashman by masked outlaws. Earp with the help of Doc, Shotgun, and Dirk Gerd make their play to recover the boxes and arrest the Clanton gang. They along with Griskam are brought up... Written by
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Wyatt Earp helped John Clum start the Tombstone Epitaph because he wanted an honest newspaper. His next move was to try to elect an honest judge. Wells Spicer, lately arrived from the East, was chosen to run against Judge Griscom. Griscom was allied with the Clantons and the infamous Ten Percent Ring. Beating him at the polls would not be easy. It would be a battle with fists and guns, for which the term 'dirty politics' was too mild a name.