In 1928, Liberian President Charles King put himself up for re-election. He was returned to power with an officially stated majority of 600,000 votes.

King’s opponent in the election was Thomas Faulkner, who later claimed that the election had been rigged. When Faulkner was asked to substantiate his claims, he pointed out that it was impossible for King to win with a 600,000 majority when the electorate was less than 15,000.