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On Tuesday, there are municipal elecions here in Israel, and some of the candidates are accusing their competitors of corruption. I am not in a position to check these accusations — I am neither a detective nor a journalist, and additionally I have no time to do research on this.

My question is: Is one allowed / required to believe these accusations, when one decides whom to vote for?

On one hand, if a voter believes the accusations, and votes for the other candidate, the accusations might turn out to have been false, and thus the voter actually will have supported liars.

On the other hand, if the voter ignore the accusations and votes for the blamed candidate, the accusations might turn out to have been true, and thus the voter actually will have supported a corrupt official.

What should the voter do?

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Similar: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/17617 –  msh210 Oct 20 '13 at 14:11
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