Some 6000 votes are cast even though only 2000 voters are
registered, many by pro-slavery border ruffians from Missouri. The
pro-slavery government passes laws imposing the death penalty for
aiding a fugitive slave and two years hard labor for questioning
the legality of slavery. Antislavery forces respond by setting up
an opposing government in Topeka.
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Editors. "Pro-slavery forces win the territorial elections in Kansas". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=10920, accessed 24 May 2017.]