Why did she spend election day in jail?

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Why did she spend election day in jail?

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Because she published an accusation that a famous minister , Henry Ward Beecher, cheated with his best friend’s wife who was also his parishioner. Interestingly, Victoria was arrested for obscenity for publishing the accusation, not for libel. The case against Victoria was eventually thrown out of court. Many people considered her arrest a violation of her right to free speech and freedom of the press.

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