Of course it's mostly BS. California is as corrupt as they get, as is Washington. The truth wouldn't really shock us, and jt, you don't need to throw stones while sitting in that glass house of yours. Yes, TN will always be more corrupt than Alabama, as well as other states.
The researchers studied more than 25,000 convictions of public officials for violation of federal corruption laws between 1976 and 2008 as well as patterns in state spending to develop a corruption index that estimates the most and least corrupt states in the union. Based on this method, the the most corrupt states are:
8. South Dakota