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Twenty States With the Highest Risk for Corruption -- and Where Colorado Lands

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The State Integrity Project, created by the Center for Public Integrity and several other organizations, set out to discover which states are most at risk for corruption -- and the news wasn't good. Researchers didn't hand out a single "A" grade, and more than half the states received a "D" or an "F," including Colorado, which finished in the bottom twenty. Where? Continue to count down the disappointing marks, featuring State Integrity Project graphics and more -- and to see the entire study, complete with methodology and more, click here.

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Number 1: Georgia Number 2: South Dakota Number 3: Wyoming ThrillList worst: Highest suicide rate Number 4: Virginia Continue to keep counting down the twenty states with the highest risk for corruption. Number 5: Maine Number 6: South Carolina Number 7: Michigan Number 8: North Dakota Continue to keep counting down the twenty states with the highest risk for corruption. Number 9: Nevada Number 10: Idaho Number 11: Maryland Number 12: New Mexico Continue to keep counting down the twenty states with the highest risk for corruption. Number 13: Oklahoma Number 14: New York Number 15: Utah Number 16: New Hampshire Continue to keep counting down the twenty states with the highest risk for corruption. Number 17: Ohio Number 18: Colorado Number 19: Alaska Number 20: Montana

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