Saturday, December 10, 2016

         

              Global Voter Fraud Investigated

                               Edited by Michael James Ross 

                                    ( Http://MonsantoInvestigation.com )


                                     Published:  December 10th, 2016


The following will document cases of voter fraud across the world. This article was created, to give a  better understanding of many of the instances and cases of voter fraud. This becomes a problem, when we see so many countries fighting one another. This includes many people starving to death, including lack of medicine and clean drinking water. Many of these problems seem that they could be avoided in these countries, where we see voter fraud undermining the political system of the people. Voter fraud is an epidemic that is spreading across the world. Not enough people are fully aware of the vast extent, of how many countries have fallen victim to voter fraud, until now. The people should not fight each others in wars. We need to stop the corruption, that is harming many different countries of this planet. The people of the world should prosper, instead of having to fight each other in war. Just remember, that some of the politicians in the world that start wars, are sometimes not even legitimately elected to office by the people, to begin with. We should remember this, whenever anyone tries to force the people into a war. Even these days, many of these same politicians have access to nuclear weapons. We can see that even nuclear weapons can be bought on the black market. This is why we must make the people aware of what is going on in the world, and what we can do to make the world a better place for all.

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( Section 1: North and South America )

Chapter 1: America
Chapter 2: Mexico
Chapter 3: Guatemala
Chapter 4: El Salvador
Chapter 5: Honduras
Chapter 6: Belize
Chapter 7 : Costa Rica
Chapter 8 : Panama
Chapter 9 : Colombia
Chapter 10: Venezuela
Chapter 11: Brazil
Chapter 12 : Ecuador
Chapter 13: Guyana
Chapter 14 : Chile
Chapter 15 : Peru
Chapter 16: Paraguay
Chapter 17: Argentina
Chapter 18 : Haiti
Chapter 19 : Puerto Rico
Chapter 20 : Dominican Republic

 ( Section 2: Africa )

Chapter 21 : Nigeria
Chapter 22 : Egypt
Chapter 23 : Algeria
Chapter 24 : Mauritania
Chapter 25 : Senegal
Chapter 26 : Guinea
Chapter 27 : Sierra Leone
Chapter 28 : Liberia
Chapter 29 : Ghana
Chapter 30 : Togo
Chapter 31 : Benin
Chapter 32 : Niger
Chapter 33 : Cameroon
Chapter 34 : Central African Republic
Chapter 35 : Sudan
Chapter 36 : Ethiopia
Chapter 37:  South Sudan
Chapter 38 : Kenya,
Chapter 39 : Uganda
Chapter 40 : Democratic Republic of Congo
Chapter 41 : Zambia
Chapter 42: Angola
Chapter 43 : Malawi
Chapter 44 : Mozambique
Chapter 45 : Zimbabwe
Chapter 46 : Namibia
Chapter 47 : South Africa

 ( Section 3: Europe & Asia )


Chapter 48 : Bulgaria
Chapter 49 : Greece
Chapter 50: Turkey
Chapter 51 : Romania
Chapter 52: Moldova
Chapter 53 : Ukraine
Chapter 54 : Lithuania
Chapter 55 : Belarus
Chapter 56:  Sweden
Chapter 57 : Albania
Chapter 58 : Serbia
Chapter 59 : Bosnia
Chapter 60 : Croatia
Chapter 61:  Kosovo
Chapter 62 : Hungary
Chapter 63 : Austria
Chapter 64 : Italy
Chapter 65 : Germany
Chapter 66 : Netherlands
Chapter 67 : France
Chapter 68 : Spain
Chapter 69 : Portugal

( Section 4: Asia )

Chapter 70: Russia
Chapter 71: Mongolia
Chapter 72 : South Korea
Chapter 73: North Korea
Chapter 74: Japan
Chapter 75 : Philippines
Chapter 76: Indonesia
Chapter 77 : China
Chapter 78 : Cambodia
Chapter 79 : Vietnam
Chapter 80:  India
Chapter 81 : Myanmar
Chapter 82: Thailand
Chapter 83: Afghanistan
Chapter 84: Pakistan
Chapter 85: Kyrgyzstan
Chapter 86 : Iran
Chapter 87 : Iraq
Chapter 88 : Syria

( Section 5: Commonwealth of Nations )

Chapter 89 : United Kingdom
Chapter 90 : Australia
Chapter 91::Canada
Chapter 92 : Extra information







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Chapter 1: America 

 

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Election Watchdog Group Slams California for Denying Voter Data to Commission

What does the Secretary have to hide?

  July 4, 2017

 https://www.infowars.com/election-watchdog-group-slams-california-for-denying-voter-data-to-commission/

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Voting machines in Pennsylvania switch Trump votes to Hillary

 Nov 8, 2016

There have been scattered issues where voters are encountering problems.

Election judges in Clinton Township, Butler County confirmed there were issues with two of their eight automated voting machines. Most of the issues came when people tried to vote straight party ticket.

However, other said they specifically wanted to vote for Republican Donald Trump only to see their vote switched before their eyes to Democrat Hillary Clinton.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHCBiqBihZI

 

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2 Investigators: Chicago Voters Cast Ballots From Beyond The Grave

 

  http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/10/27/2-investigators-chicago-voters-cast-ballots-from-beyond-the-grave/

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Voter fraud alleged in Kankakee County (Chicago)

 

 Oct 5, 2016

The Kankakee County State's Attorney's office says it is investigating possible voting fraud after the clerk's office reported three complaints from people who said they were offered bribes for votes.
In a news release issued late Tuesday afternoon, Jamie Boyd, the state's attorney, also said "several" vote-by-mail applications seem to have come from people living outside of Kankakee County.
"This unprecedented action was taken in response to reports of individuals from Chicago offering gifts to potential voters in exchange for a vote for Kate Cloonen, Hillary Clinton and others," Boyd said in the news release. "Our office takes seriously the obligation to protect the rights of citizens to vote for the candidate of their choice, and to do so without undue influence from special interest groups.
"The investigation will also focus on the authenticity of vote by mail requests. Several applications have been filed with the election authority that appear to be fraudulently executed."

 

 http://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/voter-fraud-alleged-in-kankakee-county/article_e82562e7-5c57-5efd-a7a2-ae737e8913f0.html

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Chicago Election Official Admits “Numbers Didn’t Match”: Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders Election Fraud Allegations

 

 May 13, 2016

 

Jim Allen, Communications Director for the Chicago Board of Elections (BoE), acknowledges that “the numbers didn’t match” initially in the legally mandated 5% audit of voting and tabulating machines after the recent Illinois Democratic primary between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Allen, however, insists that this is simply a “perception issue” and that absolutely no election fraud took place.
Allen was responding by phone to my questions regarding allegations from citizen vote monitoring groups Who’s Counting? – Chicago and the Illinois Ballot Integrity Project (IBIP). Dr. Lora Chamberlain is a leader of Who’s Counting, which works with IBIP to credential election day monitors and joined them this year to audit the audit. IBIP was started in Illinois in the aftermath of the 2000 Al Gore versus George Bush Debacle. A total of six members of the two groups gave affidavit-based testimony at the April 5, 2016 Chicago Board of Elections meeting.
The testimony is, simply put, beyond stunning.
It can be viewed in its entirety on the official Chicago Elections YouTube channel. Beginning around the 24 minute mark will launch you into a most profoundly bizarre and troubling hour of bureaucratic bore and can-this-be-for-anything-like-real nonsense-mongering...

 http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/05/13/chicago-election-official-admits-numbers-didnt-match-hillary-clinton-vs-bernie-sanders-election-fraud-allegations/

 

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CBS4 Investigation Finds Dead Voters Casting Ballots In Colorado


 

Dozens Found On Voting Rolls Long After Deaths


DENVER (CBS4) – A CBS4 investigation has found multiple cases of dead men and women voting in Colorado months and in some cases years after their deaths, a revelation that calls into question safeguards designed to prevent such occurrences.
“We do believe there were several instances of potential vote fraud that occurred,” said Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams after reviewing the CBS4 findings. “It shows there is the potential for fraud...”

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2016/09/22/cbs4-investigation-finds-dead-voters-casting-ballots-in-colorado/

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Investigation: Largest Ever Voter Fraud Scam Detected In Texas

 October 7, 2016

The Attorney General in Texas has launched an investigation into one of the largest ever incidents of voter fraud in history. 
Evidence of a vote-harvesting scheme was uncovered involving as many as 20,000 ballots.
Fury.news reports:
Residents in Tarrant county report seeing several agents in Fort Worth neighborhoods going door-to-door investigating allegations of vote harvesting. One source close to the investigation calls the allegations, “serious and substantial…it is believed to be the largest case of voter fraud the AG’s office has ever investigated and involves multiple election cycles...”

 http://yournewswire.com/investigation-largest-ever-voter-fraud-scam-detected-in-texas/

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14 Cases of Voter Fraud So Far This Year -- And It's Not Even Election Day Yet

 

 Nov 1, 2016

 http://ijr.com/2016/11/722025-14-cases-of-voter-fraud-so-far-this-year-and-its-not-even-election-day-yet/

Arizona

A man who's a resident alien but not a citizen successfully registered to vote in Maricopa County on a bet with a workmate. The man admits to lying about his citizenship on the form but used his real driver's license information and social security number. He told the local ABC 15 TV:
“It makes me really think the system is rigged. Not towards a political party but that the system is broken. How can it be 2016 and all these departments can't catch that I lied on my registration?”
He told ABC 15 News that he won't be voting, but says, “If I got [the voter card] there's something wrong.” Whether the man votes or not, the county attorney is considering charges.

Colorado & Kansas

CBS 4 in Denver has uncovered a dozen cases of Colorado voters voting twice — many of them in two different states.
Six people were found to have voted twice using their own names and in “another six cases, people are suspected of voting in Colorado and another state during the same election cycle.” Two Republicans and one unaffiliated voter were identified.
The State of Kansas is investigating six of the people who live in Colorado but who voted in Kansas.

 Florida

A Miami-Dade County election worker was arrested for suspected voter fraud. Seventy-four-year-old Gladys Coego was charged with illegally marking ballots for a mayoral election.
In another case, 33-year-old Tomika Curgil was charged with five felony counts of filling out voter registration for non-existent or dead people while working for the group People United for Medical Marijuana.
Also, in Seminole County, mail-in ballots of several voters, including this couple, were stolen and fraudulently cast:
“Lawrence Halperin called the Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Office to find out what was going on. He was stunned to learn their ballots had already been cast. Someone had stolen the Halperins' ballots, faked their signatures and voted.”
Another victim, Joy McGahey, told the Orlando Sentinel that she's learned a valuable lesson:
“I don't think I'll vote by absentee ballot again. I think I will go to the precinct from now on.”
Florida officials are investigating these cases.

 Illinois

For generations, dead people have been accused of voting in Chicago. The Democratic “machine” supporting John Kennedy is believed by some historians to have conjured 8,858 votes from Chicago graveyards and elsewhere to steal the 1960 presidential election from popular Vice President Richard Nixon.
The city was riven amidst a massive voter fraud case in 1982 with 100,000 fraudulent votes.
Now, CBS Local Chicago reports there's a new crop of dead people filling out ballots, though not as many as in “the bad old days,” as the city's elections commission spokesman put it.
The station reports that 119 dead people have magically risen from the grave to fill out a ballot and vote 229 times in the last decade. One dead man has voted eleven times.
These fraudulent votes are under investigation.
Illinois officials are also investigating three reports of people being offered bribes to vote for Hillary Clinton and another Democratic candidate.
The Daily Journal reports that Kankakee County officials are also investigating hinky looking mail-in ballots and reports of people being driven to the polls for early voting:
The investigation will also focus on the authenticity of vote by mail requests. Several applications have been filed with the election authority that appear to be fraudulently executed.
Late last week, Kankakee County Clerk Bruce Clark said potential voters were being brought to the clerk's office to vote early.
“Whoever it is should not be doing this,” he said. “People should be allowed to come in here and vote without being harassed.”

 Indiana

Both Judicial Watch and True the Vote have previously sued the state of Indiana for failing to promptly purge its voter lists of dead people and other illegal voters, such as convicted felons. A left-leaning political organization, TargetSmart, now also claims that the state's voter rolls are filled with 837,000 people with out-of-date addresses.
To complicate matters, Patriot Majority, a group affiliated with TargetSmart, is under investigation for turning in “suspicious” voter registration forms.
Voters are conflicted over the debate, with one side claiming that mere talk of voter fraud suppresses votes, while the Indiana State Police is taking the potential offense to the election system seriously and investigating all possible voter fraud.

 Iowa

 Three people tried to vote several times in Polk County, Iowa. Two of the incidents involved casting mail-in ballots, and the third person tried to vote in a county's early voting location.

 

Missouri

St. Louis County prosecutors and the FBI are investigating allegations of voter fraud by the mayor of Berkeley, Missouri. While canvassing neighborhoods asking for peoples' votes, Mayor Theodore Hoskins offered them absentee ballots and told voters that he'd pick up their ballots when they were done. That may be against Missouri law.

  Oklahoma

Three Comanche County residents were investigated for trying to vote twice in the March presidential primary. They submitted absentee ballots and then tried to vote again in person before they were busted.

 

Pennsylvania

An organization tied to Democrat party voting efforts has been raided in an investigation of voter fraud. Philly.com reports:
The warrant did not specify the nature of the probe, but said agents also were looking for “templates...utilized to construct fraudulent voter registration forms” and “completed voter registration forms containing same or similar identifying information of individuals on multiple forms.”
The group, FieldWorks, has been scrutinized in Ohio before.

 Texas

Texas state officials have opened an investigation into reports of so-called 'vote harvesting,' the practice of filling out and delivering mail-in ballots for other people in Tarrant County.
Texas law forbids an individual to witness more than one non-family member register or fill out ballots in a year. There's concern that retirement and nursing homes are selected by partisans to “help” residents vote and deliver their ballots.
Governor Greg Abbott has confirmed that an investigation of voter fraud is underway.
Also, some voters have reported that voting machines flipped their votes to the opposite party, but Texas officials say the 'flipping' is due to human error. Independent Journal Review previously reports that at least one machine has been taken off line for inspection, and other machines have been removed from early voting use because of the complaints.

  Virginia

The Public Interest Legal Foundation recently uncovered more “1,000 noncitizens who have registered to vote in just 8 of Virginia’s 133 voting jurisdictions. These ineligible voters have cast nearly 200 ballots in American elections. Each fraudulent registration and vote is a potential felony.”
The report was just released in early October, and no charges have yet been filed.
However, in another case, a Virginia man was charged with forging voter registrations and registration fraud.
As Yahoo! News reported:
Vafalay Massaquoi, 30, was arraigned on two felony counts of forging a public record and two counts of voter registration fraud.
“There is no allegation that any illegal vote was actually cast in this case,” said Virginia Commonwealth's Attorney Bryan Porter. “Furthermore, since the fraudulent applications involved fictitious people, had the fraud not been uncovered, the risk of actual fraudulent votes being cast was low.”
While that sounds like a crisis-averted situation, Linda Paine of the Election Integrity Project in California told Independent Journal Review that doesn't make her feel better:
“We don't even use the term 'voter fraud' anymore. There's an overall manipulation of the voter process, including lax statewide standards, that allow people to be impersonated at the polls. And because poll workers don't check signatures or ID, there [is] almost no way to catch it — unless they choose to.”
Paine told Independent Journal Review that a good start toward getting rid of voter manipulation would be checking for citizenship by comparing voter rolls to e-verify lists.
We've chronicled 14 cases, but we're not talking about a total of 14 votes. For some of these examples, numerous registrations or votes were affected. And one can only reasonably expect that more cases are to come as we inch closer and closer to Election Day.

 

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VOTING FRAUD - GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS Caught on tape!!

  May 8, 2012

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whsiqozPHW4

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Wisconsin Republican County Clerk Claims She Misplaced 7,500 Votes For Justice Prosser, Her Former Boss

 April 8, 2011

Last night, Republican Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus rocked Wisconsin’s Supreme Court election by claiming that she had suddenly found 14,315 lost votes in the most conservative county in the state. If these newly discovered votes are legitimate, they give incumbent conservative Justice David Prosser a more than 7,500 vote lead — a number that almost exactly matches the margin he needs to avoid a recount at the state’s expense.
Critics are saying there’s only two possible explanations for this bizarre development: foul play, or incompetence. In an awkward press conference last night, Nickolaus went with option B:
The purpose of the canvass is to catch these types of errors. It is important to stress that this is not a case of extra votes, or extra ballots being found. This is human error. [pause] Which I apologize for. [pause] Which is common in this process. [pause] Which is why the state requires us to conduct a canvass.

  https://thinkprogress.org/wisconsin-republican-county-clerk-claims-she-misplaced-7-500-votes-for-justice-prosser-her-former-2528dc568fd9#.29gu5zesn

 

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Claims increase of machines switching votes in Ohio, other battlegrounds

 Nov 2, 2012

Imagine going to vote for your presidential candidate and pushing the button on a touch-screen voting machine -- but the "X" marks his opponent instead.
That is what some voters in Nevada, North Carolina, Texas and Ohio have reported.
Fox News has received several complaints from voters who say they voted on touch-screen voting machines -- only when they tried to select Mitt Romney, the machine indicated they had chosen President Obama. The voters in question realized the error and were able to cast ballots for their actual choice.
"I don't know if it happened to anybody else or not, but this is the first time in all the years that we voted that this has ever happened to me," said Marion, Ohio, voter Joan Stevens.
Stevens said that when she voted, it took her three tries before the machine accepted her choice to vote for Romney.
"I went to vote and I got right in the middle of Romney's name," Stevens told Fox News, saying that she was certain to put her finger directly on her choice for the White House.
She said that the first time she pushed "Romney," the machine marked "Obama."
So she pushed Romney again. Obama came up again. Then it happened a third time.
"Maybe you make a mistake once, but not three times," she told Fox News.


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/02/claims-increasing-switched-votes-in-ohio.html

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Dems outraged over new Ohio voting rules

 Democrats crying foul in closely fought battleground state because new rules disqualify some votes. Fox News' Peter Doocy reports for 'On the Record'

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV8jAH7Mssg

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‘Calibration error’ changes GOP votes to Dem in Illinois county

 October 22, 2014

CHICAGO — Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats.
Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library.
“I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/22/calibration-error-changes-gop-votes-to-dem-in-illinois-county.html

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 Fox News Reports E-Voting Machine Probs in PA Primary 

 Apr 22, 2008

 With reports of voting machine failures all day, MSNBC reported the PA SoS declaring there were no reports of voting machine problems. Just after the polls closed, it was Fox "News" (of all places) who confirmed the probs at the polls. For many more such reports of e-voting problems during the day in the 2008 Pennsylvania Primary.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6008h5JynE

 

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VOTER FRAUD: ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS CAUGHT ON TAPE STUFFING THE BALLOT BOX DURING EARLY VOTING.

 Oct 23, 2014

This is probably a US citizen who is linked up with an illegal immigrant group and is dropping off their not valid ballots.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh0Wc5hsV8U

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Former Democratic Congressional Candidate Says Hillary Stole Nevada

 

 http://observer.com/2016/09/former-democratic-congressional-candidate-says-hillary-stole-nevada/

Dan Rolle: Dems cooked voter files to rig Nevada win for Clinton

  

Hillary Clinton’s State Department has been revealed to be indefensibly unethical. From the Clinton Foundation’s pay-to-play to the highly questionable defenses Clinton used during her FBI investigation, the extent to which similar dirty politics were used to help her win the Democratic primaries merits further attention. After the releases by Wikileaks and Guccifer 2.0, the role in which Nevada—a crucial early voting state—played in stopping Bernie Sanders’ surge against Clinton is brought into light. The undemocratic nature by which Clinton won the Democratic primaries sets a dangerous precedent.
On September 15, former Congressional candidate in Nevada’s fourth district, Dan Rolle, took to Twitter to explain how, starting in 2012, the Nevada Democratic Party began changing the state’s voter registration system as a means to rig the caucuses for Clinton. Most state Democratic parties—including Nevada—moved to NGPVAN database systems, which Rolle says facilitated the monopolization of voter data in favor of Clinton.
“So now, if you are @HillaryClinton and you have @NGPVAN, you know everything about every democrat. Including who WON’T vote for you,” Rolle tweeted. “So how do you fix that? Simple. Vote Builder. A piece of software that can change the state voter file. And you do that with: @NGPVAN
Rolle attended a fundraising call before the Nevada caucuses, between Clinton Campaign Manager Robby Mook and Nevada Democratic Party donors who were worried she would lose the state, as 70 percent of newly registered voters were expected to support Sanders. According to Rolle, there was a meeting with donors in New York leading up to the Nevada caucus, where donors threatened to pull out.
“I met with Nevada Democratic Party executive board members who told me they were aware of caucus members being bussed in from California,” Rolle told the Observer, noting there were significant discrepancies with the Nevada Democratic Party’s voter file. “When I pressed on the accuracy in the voter file, I was told ‘it’s garbage’ by an executive board member.”

 

Over the course of Rolle’s campaign for Congress in Nevada this year, his team found anywhere between five to 10 percent discrepancies and higher in the voter file. “You reach a point, statistically, where if you say, ‘Hey, we are running for congress and 20 percent of this voter file is garbage.’ On the voter file, names were incorrect, phone numbers didn’t work. So you call someone on the file and they say, ‘That’s not me’ or ‘I moved three years ago.’ One or two of those you expect—but 15 in 100 calls? That’s election swinging right there.” Clinton defeated Sanders in the Nevada caucuses 52.6 percent to 47.3 percent, a margin lower than the accuracy of the voter file.
The process for recording results at the Nevada caucus was unreliable and easily subject to manipulation. The Young Turks’ host Jimmy Dore posted a video on Youtube shortly after the Nevada caucuses, pointing out an inept chairman of a caucus site in Las Vegas. Dore narrated as the chairman forgot to nominate delegates to go to the state convention after tallying the vote, and let people caucus who weren’t registered. A separate video posted on Youtube revealed unregistered Clinton supporters entering a caucus site in Nevada.
“The process of recording results from the Nevada Caucus just involved a person (usually sent out there by the Nevada Democratic Party) entering the results into a website on a phone. No cross-referencing. No validation. You have people entering, voting, and leaving before business concludes, with no verification.”
Rolle confronted the Nevada Democratic Party about the disorganization and lack of communication at several Nevada caucus sites. “I was told, ‘We are working on it, we are learning.’ Not ‘there isn’t fraud.’ ” Rolle noted that the Nevada caucuses could have easily swung one or two delegates at several different sites, swaying the state in Hillary Clinton’s favor.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid played a major role in tipping the Nevada caucuses in favor of Hillary Clinton. Reid, who maintained neutrality until shortly after the caucuses—at which point he endorsed Clintoncalled in favors to casino owners, asking for workers to be sent to caucus sites in Las Vegas. “If Harry Reid is going to push the needle with union workers going to the polls (on paid time), Nevada is the state to do it,” Rolle added. The Culinary Workers Union, for example, did not intend to participate in the Nevada caucuses—until a call from Reid to the union’s leader changed their mind.
Following the caucuses, 64 of Sanders delegates were rejected at the Nevada State Democratic Party Convention by a board chosen by Clinton. The delegates would have given Sanders an edge. Roberta Lange, the state party’s chair, denied a recount of delegates and ended the convention at her own discretion, therefore breaking the party’s own rules to ensure Clinton received more delegates from Nevada than Sanders.
While Sanders supporters were understandably outraged, biased mainstream media coverage portrayed them as violent. Some went so far as to falsely claim Sanders supporters threw chairs in protest—a narrative Wikileaks proved the DNC staff intentionally pushed to discredit the Sanders campaign. The allegations were eventually debunked, yet The New York Timesamong other publications, failed to publish retractions or make edits to correct the story.
What happened at the Nevada State Convention is essentially a microcosm of the entire Democratic primaries. The Democratic Party leadership breaks, bends and circumvent the rules to help Hillary Clinton—and when Sanders supporters protest, mainstream media outlets attack.
The victory Nevada Democrat officials were able to squeeze out for Clinton enabled the media to continue portraying Bernie Sanders as the “unrealistic” underdog in a Democratic primary that belonged to Clinton before a single vote was cast.

 


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 2016 Nevada Voter Fraud Allegation: ‘Irrefutable Evidence Of Corruption’ Favoring Clinton

 

 September 16, 2016

Voter fraud allegations are being made by a Nevada Democrat and former candidate for congress, Dan Rolle, who is now telling fellow Democrats he is sorry and wishes he had known more about what apparently began in 2012 with changes made to the Nevada voter system files and continued until February 21 of this year when caucus votes in Nevada were announced to the world before they were counted.
Unfortunately for supporters of Bernie Sanders, that might have meant a different outcome for their choice to be the Democratic nominee this year.
Democratic supporters “cooked” the voter files in order to “rig Nevada win for Clinton,” according to the report from Michael Sainato about the voter fraud allegations in Nevada, in the Observer. Sainato also writes that the DNC has shown a bias for Hillary Clinton throughout the 2016 election process, in another story on the website, that highlights the failings of the organization. The sub-heading on that latter story is important to note.
“The Democratic Establishment is shamelessly breaking their own rules and regulations to get Clinton into office.”

 

 http://www.inquisitr.com/3517294/2016-nevada-voter-fraud-allegation-irrefutable-evidence-of-corruption-favoring-clinton/

 

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VIDEO: How Hillary Stole Nevada – Voter Fraud Caught on Camera

Hillary’s campaign allowed voters to caucus without registering. Textbook case voter fraud. Read for yourself.

 

 

  http://usanewsflash.com/video-how-hillary-stole-nevada-voter-fraud-caught-on-camera/

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 Clinton voter fraud in Polk County, Iowa Caucus 

Caucus chair and Clinton precinct captain do not conduct actual count of Clinton supporters and deliberately mislead caucus.

 Feb 1, 2016

https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4578575/clinton-voter-fraud-polk-county-iowa-caucus

 

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Cancel the Debate! CNN Caught Selectively-Editing Trump’s ‘Muslim’ Comments

 21 Nov 2015

Left-wing cable news network CNN has been caught red-handed selectively editing Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s comments about a “Muslim registry,” and doing so in order to make it sound as though he is agreeing to this registry. He is not.

The edited video is yet another lying log on the left-wing garbage fire that is CNN, and yet in just three weeks, this very same garbage fire is hosting the next Republican presidential debate!
What exactly does CNN have to do in order to lose its right to depose these candidates for two hours in front of the whole world? If CNN is already maliciously editing video to “take out” out the frontrunner, I don’t even want to speculate.
Courtesy of Gateway Pundit, watch the CNN video. Pay special attention to the sneaky edit just before Trump says “absolutely”:

 http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2015/11/21/cancel-the-debate-cnn-caught-selectively-editing-trumps-muslim-comments/

 

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Land of the Free? Harvard Study Ranks America Worst in the West for Fair Elections

 

 
April 15, 2016

As if further proof could possibly be needed of the sorry state of the American electoral process, a new study just ranked the United States dead last in electoral integrity among established Western democracies.
The Electoral Integrity Project (EIP)’s 2015 Year in Elections report is an independent research project by 2,000 elections experts from Harvard University and the University of Sydney in Australia assembled to examine the world’s elections.

 

  http://thefreethoughtproject.com/land-free-ranks-dead-west-fair-elections/

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California Calls Fraud: Demands DNC Investigation

 

Because the DNC failed to ensure a fair and balanced process, America is left with the two most unfavorable candidates in history

 

A month after the California primary, Hillary Clinton’s initial lead of 12 points has diminished to seven—still a substantial win, but not convincing enough to halt state-wide investigations into voter fraud.
The controversy stems from California’s semi-open policy allowing voters who aren’t registered Democrats to participate in the primary. Thousands of provisional ballots were cast, but these voters were not allowed to use the same ballot as Democrats—if they didn’t obtain a special crossover ballot, their vote was nullified.
“Independent voters may have been disenfranchised during the June 7th primary because of unusual rules that don’t apply to voters who register under a party,” wrote Judy Frankel for Huffington Post. “Independents, falling under the category of No Party Preference (NPP), needed to use special ‘crossover’ ballots in certain California counties – Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego being among them – to vote for president.”
A grassroots organization, Watch The Vote, is collecting complaints to show a civil grand jury the various ways voters were disenfranchised during the California primary. According to Kelly Mordecai, director of Watch the Vote, a civil grand jury provides an expedited way for citizens to have their voices heard—easier, in many ways, than filing a lawsuit. Watch The Vote’s hope isn’t to overturn the primary results, but rather to prevent tampering and ensure a uniform, fair and reliable voting process for all voters—regardless of the political party with which they’re identified.
Many independent voters mistakenly registered with the American Independent Party—a little known ultra-conservative party that could not vote in the Democratic primaries. A Los Angeles Times investigation found three out of four people registered with the party did so by mistake—totaling almost half a million voters.
Even worse, a CBS News investigation found hundreds of deceased voters in Los Angeles County were still on voter rolls and voting. This discrepancy should have been corrected by the 2002 Help America Vote Act, but California is the only state yet to comply.

  http://observer.com/2016/07/california-calls-fraud-demands-dnc-investigation/

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California in frenzy over voter fraud

Many outraged about Democrat mailer signed by Bill Clinton

Published: 11/07/2000


In California, where it is illegal in most cases to ask voters for
identification at the polls, there is a growing uproar over a
Clinton-signed mailer urging Latinos to bring an unofficial paper “voter
identification card” to the polls, potentially allowing non-citizens to
vote.

First reported by WorldNetDaily yesterday
in a column by Editor Joseph Farah, the ID card is attached to the mailer, which was paid for by the

California Democratic Party.

“While every election is important, the November 7th election will determine our future for the next decade, and beyond,” the letter reads. “The stakes are high for America’s Latino families. And California is the critical battleground.” It goes on to explain the purpose of the “voter identification card” attached to the letter. “Here is your personal Voter Identification Card. Sign your name, then detach your card. Bring your card with you to your polling place on Election Day. It will help your voting go more smoothly...”

 http://www.wnd.com/2000/11/4618/

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'Voter fraud'? California man finds dozens of ballots stacked outside home

  November 03, 2016

Jerry Mosna was gardening outside his San Pedro, Calif., home Saturday when he noticed something odd: Two stacks of 2016 ballots on his mailbox.
The 83 ballots, each unused, were addressed to different people, all supposedly living in his elderly neighbor’s two-bedroom apartment.
“I think this is spooky,” Mosna said. “All the different names, none we recognize, all at one address.”
His wife, Madalena Mosna, noted their 89-year-old neighbor lives by herself, and, “Eighty people can’t fit in that apartment.”
They took the ballots to the Los Angeles Police Department, but were directed to the post office. They felt little comfort there would be an investigation, and called another neighbor, John Cracchiolo – who contacted the Los Angeles County Registrar's office.
A spokeswoman for the Registrar said the office will investigate. Both Cracchiolo and Jerry Mosna told FoxNews.com they think they stumbled upon a case of fraud.

“Yes, there is voter fraud. We saw it with our own eyes,” Cracchiolo said.
In a statement, the office of the Registrar said, “We are carefully reviewing our records and gathering information to fully identify what took place.  Our preliminary assessment is that this appears to be an isolated situation related to a system error that occurred causing duplicate ballots to be issued to an address entered for a single voter. We are working directly with the system vendor to ensure the issue is addressed and to identify any similar occurrences.”

 

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/11/03/voter-fraud-california-man-finds-dozens-ballots-stacked-outside-home.html

 

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Feds send poll watchers amid voter fraud fears

 

The U.S. Department of Justice will be sending sending poll watchers to Alameda and Riverside counties today to ensure California's long-awaited Election Day goes smoothly – a routine move in a decidedly not-routine election year already replete with allegations of voter fraud.
Voter intimidation has gotten more attention this election cycle with news that various tea party groups plan to stake out polling places, ostensibly in an grass-roots effort to curtail voter fraud.

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Voter Fraud in California: Is ACORN at it Again? Or Is it Actually Republicans?

 

 May 25, 2011 

Rebecca Hyatt of Westminster, a student at Golden West College, remembers getting a letter in the mail saying she was a Democrat. “What the F*k,” Hyatt thought.
Twenty-six-year-old Daniel of Santa Ana, who considers himself a Republican, was unaware he was registered to vote as a Democrat.
“Dang! I had no idea,” he said when he was informed by a reporter for the California paper, the Orange County Register. “It’s like someone hitting you from the back. It’s blindsiding, you know?”
When he was signing up for classes and buying books at Santa Ana College a signature gatherer approached him. “He just told me it’s something concerning the school... We need to get more money for the school,” he said. “Something like that. That’s why I signed it.”
These two college students were among the dozens tricked into registering to vote as Republicans. On April 16, 2010 the Orange County Register reported the surprising news that it was ACORN activists who duped or coerced these students into registering to vote as a Republican by signature gatherers who initially asked them to sign petitions for causes like legalizing marijuana, fighting cancer or cleaning up beaches. The ACORN activists targeted students who were rushing to class or heading to their car or on their way to the store when a signature gatherer stopped them and asked if they’d like to sign a petition. Harried but wanting to help, they listened to the pitch, liked what they heard and signed — and then watched as the petitioner produced more papers to fill out. Now suddenly faced with more to sign, they scribbled their information as fast as they could, many failing to notice that they were filling out a voter registration card.

 

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-atlas/voter-fraud-in-california_b_562622.html

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Illegal immigrants surging to US-Mexico border in race against Election Day

 November 03, 2016

 

Americans aren’t the only ones motivated by Tuesday’s election. The presidential race has immigrants from around the world racing to the U.S.-Mexican border, as the cartels exploit a powerful narrative: get into the U.S. while you still can.
“Smugglers are telling them that they need to come across now while there’s a chance,” said Art Del Cueto, a Border Patrol agent in Tucson, Ariz., whose views were echoed by another agent in Texas.
“People think if one candidate wins, certain things will happen, like a giant wall being built and then they can never get through,” said Chris Cabrera, an agent in the Rio Grande Valley. “Another faction believes that if the other candidate wins, they’ll get amnesty if they’re here by a certain date.”

 http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/11/03/illegal-immigrants-surging-to-us-mexico-border-in-race-against-election-day.html

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Three in Florida, Virginia charged with voter fraud

 Oct 28, 2016

 Officials in Florida and Virginia filed voter fraud charges against three people in apparently unrelated cases on Friday, just 11 days before American voters cast ballots in the hotly contested presidential race.The charges targeted a Florida woman and a Virginia man accused of filing bogus voter registration forms and a Florida woman alleged to have tampered with absentee ballots she was opening at the Miami-Dade Elections Department.
In the Iowa capital of Des Moines, county election officials referred three cases of suspected voter fraud to police earlier this week, leading to one arrest on Thursday, police said.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has charged in recent weeks that the election will be rigged in favor of Democrat Hillary Clinton, though he has shown no proof for these claims and many Republicans have called them unfounded.

 http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-fraud-idUSKCN12S213

 

 

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Pennsylvania Police Raid Democrat "Advocacy Group" Office Over Alleged Voter Fraud

   Nov 1, 2016

Pennsylvania state police have raided offices of a democrat "public advocacy" group, FieldWorks, LLC, seeking evidence of possible voter-registration fraud.  The Inquirer Daily News, cited court records in a report published earlier today noting that police were seeking templates that were "utilized to construct fraudulent voter registration forms."  The office being investigated is located in the city of Norwood in Delaware County, PA.

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-01/pennsylvania-state-police-raid-offices-democrat-advocacy-group-seeking-evidence-vote

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State raids Delco offices, seeking evidence of voter registration fraud

 

Pennsylvania state police have raided a Delaware County political field office seeking evidence of possible voter-registration fraud, according to court records.
In a warrant filed late last week in County Court, investigators said they were seeking documents, financial information, and lists of employees at the Norwood office of FieldWorks LLC, a national organization that often does street work for Democrats, records show.
The warrant did not specify the nature of the probe, but said agents also were looking for "templates . . . utilized to construct fraudulent voter registration forms" and "completed voter registration forms containing same or similar identifying information of individuals on multiple forms."
A Delaware County judge on Friday afternoon signed the search warrant, but it was not known when it was executed. The warrant application was approved by the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office. Jeff Johnson, a spokesman for the Attorney General's Office, declined to comment...

 http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20161101_State_raids_Delco_offices__seeking_evidence_of_voter_registration_fraud.html

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Odd? Romney Got ZERO Votes In 59 Precincts in Philly, and 9 Precincts in Ohio 

 

Mitt Romney’s demographic troubles have, by this point, been well-rehearsed by practically every pundit across the political spectrum. However, even in his most troubled demographic (black voters, where Romney was trounced 94-6), the GOP nominee could probably comfort himself that at least – contrary to some polls – he didn’t get 0 percent.
But what if there are parts of the country where Romney not only got zero percent of the vote (a possibility in the case of vote totals so small that rounding renders them null), but actually got literally zero votes? For the nominee of a major party, that would be truly extraordinary – so extraordinary, in fact, that it would strain credulity.
And seeing as this highly unlikely turn of events happened not in one or two precincts, but in over 59 in Philadelphia, and 9 in Cleveland, that credulity can be safely said to be completely strained, if not broken. From the Philadelphia Inquirer:


http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/11/12/odd-romney-got-zero-votes-in-59-precincts-in-philly-9-in-ohio/




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Pennsylvania Voting Machine Switches Vote From Barack Obama To Mitt Romney (VIDEO)  

11/06/2012

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/06/pennsylvania-voting-machine-switches-vote-obama-romney_n_2083015.html

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VOTE INCORRECTLY REGISTERED - 2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

 Nov 6, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdpGd74DrBM

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Reality Check North Dakota Caucus railroaded to give majority of delegates to Romney? 

Apr 5, 2012

Ben takes a look at how the North Dakota GOP gave Mitt Romney the majority of delegates despite his third place finish in the state.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RU3HnDovu9I&feature=player_embedded#!

 

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The Arizona Secretary of State confirmed election fraud occurred in the state’s primary

 

Thousands of Arizona residents encountered major problems while attempting to vote in the state’s March 22 primary.
The number of polling locations in one county decreased to 60 from 200, causing significantly longer lines. One woman wrote to the Bernie Sanders campaign claiming that she waited in line for nearly 5 hours.
Thousands of other residents arrived at polling sites to find that they had been misidentified as Republicans or Independents, and were instead given provisional ballots.
Outrage quickly ensued, and for the first time, Secretary of State Michele Reagan has admitted that fraud occurred.
Watch for more information.

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New Stanford Study Shows Serious Voting Discrepancies in Favor of Clinton

 

 

http://www.nationofchange.org/2016/07/10/new-stanford-study-shows-serious-voting-discrepancies-favor-clinton/

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In blow to Trump, U.S. court denies Republican poll monitor request

 Nov 3, 2016

 In a blow to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, a U.S. judge on Thursday upheld a Pennsylvania state law that could make it difficult for his supporters to monitor Election Day activity in Democratic-leaning areas.Trump has repeatedly said that the Nov. 8 presidential election may be rigged, and has urged supporters to keep an eye out for signs of voting fraud in Philadelphia and other heavily Democratic areas.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-monitors-idUSKBN12Y2BR

 

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How Ron Paul may have won — and lost — Maine

 February 16, 2012

Washington County, Maine, is the easternmost point in the continental United States. This region of rocky shores and pinetree forests is populated by proudly independent — and defiant — citizens.
The Republicans in Washington County have supported such radical and underdog candidates as Ross Perot and Patrick Buchanan in the past.
Too bad they didn’t get to participate in the Maine caucuses last weekend.
Due to a snowstorm, the Republican party in Washington County (and in various locations in neighboring Hancock County) was forced to reschedule its caucuses for this coming weekend. Yet despite not having results from these precincts, Maine Republican Chairman Charlie Webster declared Mitt Romney the victor in the Maine caucus. Romney, Webster reported, earned 2,190 votes, while Ron Paul finished second with 1,996 votes.
According to the Associated Press, the chairman of the Washington County Republican Party, Chris Gardner, a Romney supporter, called state party leaders and expressed his “complete and utter dismay.” Washington County Republican leaders, who moved their caucuses to this coming Saturday after snow made it difficult to meet last weekend, will convene these postponed caucuses this Saturday, and County Chair Gardner is hoping that state party officials will change their mind and accept the results.
He shouldn’t hold his breath.
After all, the Republican leadership in Maine refused to accept the results of other caucuses that were completed in time. Eighteen towns that held caucuses in Waldo County reported their results by the Feb. 11 deadline, yet those totals showed up nowhere in the final tally. Nor did the results from Waterville or Belfast make it into the GOP numbers even though the caucuses held in those towns were also completed by the deadline.
The one variable that links each of these cases is Ron Paul. If all of Waldo County’s caucus totals counted (including the excluded results), Paul would have won by 21 votes. Paul was the only candidate to visit Waterville, where he spoke to students at Colby College and tallied 16 more votes than Romney in the excluded Waterville caucus. When the chairman of the Belfast Caucus Committee telephoned his results showing a Paul victory to the state’s Republican headquarters, he was told they already had the numbers. Those numbers mysteriously — and inaccurately — showed a Romney victory in Belfast. When the final tally for Maine’s caucus was announced, zero votes from Belfast were included. Interestingly, not a single case of excluded caucus results supporting Romney has been publicly identified yet.
Gardner expects a large turnout this Saturday. “Based upon the fact that this year’s caucuses ginned up a lot of interest, we were anticipating there would be north of 200 people there,” the county GOP chairman told Dave Weigel at Slate.com. “Now that we’ve gotten the attention, the amount of attendees we’ll see is anyone’s guess. I’d be shocked if we saw lower turnouts as a result of this.”
Sentiment around Maine is that Ron Paul will likely win the Washington County caucuses to be held this coming Saturday. He only received eight votes from the county in 2008, but statewide in 2012, even without the votes in question from Waldo County, Belfast and Waterville, Paul almost doubled his vote total from 2008. Romney, on the other hand, saw his statewide vote count decline from 2,837 votes in 2008 to 2,190 votes in 2012. Another factor is that Washington County has both a proud, independent tradition in electoral politics and the kind of community and public college population that often provides support for Ron Paul.
But even if Paul doesn’t win, the electoral process has still been tainted. Not allowing people in at least a county and a half to have their preferences registered in Maine’s caucuses, particularly those in areas that all political observers believe favor one candidate, skews the results and undermines democratic input. At the same time, the announcement of the vote last Saturday opens the door to political mischief and challenges democracy as well. In general, caucuses attract a small percentage of citizens who can devote hours to them and consistently have much lower turnout than primaries. But in a place like Maine, where town meetings still make local budget decisions, many have been loath to shift to primaries, which require less from citizens but involve more people.
If Paul were to win Maine, he would join Rick Santorum, who “lost,” then won, the Iowa caucus, as a twin victim of a system geared against outsiders. The lesson of Iowa and Maine, it would appear, is that perhaps the Republican Party should closely examine its own electoral procedures before worrying about general election processes in the rest of the country.

 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/02/16/how-ron-paul-may-have-won-and-lost-maine/

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The Republican Party's Election Fraud Hypocrisy

 Jan 7, 2012

Rachel Maddow points out the hypocrisy in the GOP's position on voter ID and their complete dismissal of potential election fraud in Iowa.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2vFe0vOEV4

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Report: Voting Machines in Battleground States Switching Romney Votes for Obama

  3 Nov 2012

After complaints from voters in at least six states that their intended votes for Mitt Romney on electronic touchscreen voting machines came up as votes for President Barack Obama, the Republican National Committee (RNC) sent a letter to election officials in six states — Ohio, Nevada, Kansas, North Carolina, Missouri and Colorado — asking them to more strictly monitor their electronic voting machines on Election Day.

  http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2012/11/03/electronic-voting-machines-in-battleground-states-switching-romney-votes-for-obama/

 

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Election fraud feared as hackers target voter records

 05/02/16

A series of data breaches overseas are spurring concerns that hackers could manipulate elections in the United States.
Since December, hundreds of millions of voters in the U.S., the Philippines, Turkey and Mexico have had their data discovered on the web in unprotected form. In some instances, legitimate security researchers found the information, but in others, malicious hackers are suspected of pilfering the data for criminal purposes.

  http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/278231-election-fraud-feared-as-hackers-target-voter-records

 

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BREAKING: Election Fraud Discovered Nationwide

 Oct 31, 2016

 Black Box Voting, founded in 2003, performs nonpartisan investigative reporting on elections in an attempt to stop vote rigging.
You may be wondering what the term “black box” means. A “black box” system is non-transparent; its functions are hidden from the public. Elections, of course, should not be black box systems.
Author Bev Harris became known for groundbreaking work on electronic voting machines, which can remove transparency of the vote count.
With voting machines, all political power can be converted to the hands of a few anonymous subcontractors.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4MN4DCf5xM

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More state election databases hacked than previously thought

  September 28, 2016

Multiple law enforcement sources tell CBS News homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues that more U.S. state election databases have been hacked than previously thought.
According to sources, a total of about 10 states have had their systems probed or breached by hackers, similar to what happened in Arizona and Illinois...

  Some experts are concerned about states that use touch-screen voting machines that leave no paper trail. Five states are completely paperless: Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, New Jersey and South Carolina. Nine other states have some counties that use paperless systems: Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia... 

  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/more-state-election-databases-hacked-than-previously-thought/


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Hackers attack Arizona and Illinois election computer systems

 August 29, 2016

FBI warns other states to be on alert over suspected foreign attack

 The FBI is investigating the suspected hacking of the election computer systems in at least two US states by a foreign agent and has warned other states to watch out for potential intrusions.

 https://www.ft.com/content/1ea03bf4-6e2e-11e6-9ac1-1055824ca907

 

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Here's what we know so far about voter fraud and the 2016 elections

  Oct 26, 2016

Allegations of fraud have surfaced in Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado

Cases of proven voter fraud in 2016, particularly those related to the presidential election, are few. But voting irregularities have led to accusations of fraud on several occasions in TexasOklahoma and Colorado, among other states.
In a Missouri state House race this summer, incumbent Penny Hubbard won the Democratic primary nomination by 90 votes, boosted by a wave of absentee ballots — even though her opponent, Bruce Franks Jr., won the contest among in-person votes.
A judge later ruled that more than 200 absentee votes were improperly counted because they were not sealed in envelopes. In a do-over of the election, Franks won decisively. Jay Ashcroft, a Republican nominee for secretary of state — the office that oversees elections — pointed to the case as voter fraud, though the judge who called for a second election had blamed election officials for the botched process.
Separately, the FBI is also investigating possible voter fraud in Berkeley, a suburb of St. Louis where the mayor and his supporters have been accused of interfering with the absentee voting process.

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-voting-irregularities-snap-story.html
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Voter Fraud Proof - 18 Million Invalid Registration & 2 Million Are Dead - Donald Trump - Lou Dobbs

Oct 14, 2016

 Voter Fraud Proof - 18 Million Invalid Registration & 2 Million Are Dead - Donald Trump - Lou Dobbs

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65Ybzr6QNUY

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VoteFlipping -- Election Fraud

 Jan 23, 2008

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbb98rG7mKs
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Election Observers Expose Massive Voter Fraud During NC Hearing - 4/22/2013

 April 23, 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zep1v69U7KQ

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 Democracy for Sale: Electronic Voting Machines malfunction  

Aug 24, 2006

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s9PkuiIw2Q

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Giuliani on rigged election: 'Dead people generally vote for Democrats'

 October 16, 2016

Top Donald Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani claimed Sunday that Democrats could steal a close election by having dead people vote in inner cities, while vice presidential candidate Mike Pence said the ticket will "absolutely accept the result of the election."

http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/16/politics/rudy-giuliani-rigged-elections-donald-trump/index.html

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Yes, There Has Been Voter Fraud in Idaho


 Nov 2,  2016

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump would have Americans believe there is widespread voter fraud, saying "people that have died 10 years ago are still voting" and there is a "massive problem with illegal immigrants voting." The Brennan Center for Justice deflates Trump's claims, arguing "allegations of widespread voter fraud often prove greatly exaggerated. The allegations simply do not pan out."
However, conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation has curated a list of election fraud cases over the past several years "where individuals were either convicted of voter fraud, or where a judge overturned the results of an election." The list includes two Idaho incidents:
Following the 2004 General Election—Bush vs. Kerry—Jason Jay Goodson was convicted in Bonneville County in eastern Idaho, for "falsifying or forging public records and wrongful signing of a ballot petition," which is a felony. He was sentenced to two years probation.
Following the 2008 General Election—Obama vs. McCain—Walter Coiner, who identified himself as a Ketchum nursery owner, pleaded guilty to attempting to vote twice: once through a write-in ballot in Twin Falls and again in person at a Blaine County polling place. According to the Twin Falls Times-News, Coiner misunderstood where and when he could vote, and asked for leniency from the court. Ultimately, Coiner was sentenced to one year of probation, a $300 fine and 40 hours of community service.

 http://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/yes-there-has-been-voter-fraud-in-idaho/Content?oid=3922589

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Idaho Man Charged With Voter Fraud


 December 01, 2016

 A north-central Idaho man has been charged with a felony count of voter fraud after prosecutors said he cast ballots in both Idaho and Washington. The charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

 http://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/idaho-man-charged-with-voter-fraud/Content?oid=3940253


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Alaska Senate candidate raises voter fraud concerns

August 30, 2010

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2010/aug/30/alaska-senate-candidate-raises-voter-fraud-concern/











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Russians Hacked Two U.S. Voter Databases, Officials Say

  Aug 30 2016

 

Hackers based in Russia were behind two recent attempts to breach state voter registration databases, fueling concerns the Russian government may be trying to interfere in the U.S. presidential election, U.S. intelligence officials tell NBC News.
The breaches included the theft of data from as many as 200,000 voter records in Illinois, officials say.
The incidents led the FBI to send a "flash alert" earlier this month to election officials nationwide, asking them to be on the lookout for any similar cyber intrusions.

  http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/russians-hacked-two-u-s-voter-databases-say-officials-n639551

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'Trump won’t be permitted to win' - Assange interview with John Pilger (Courtesy Darthmouth Films)

 Nov 4, 2016

 

As Wikileaks releases another batch of emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign, RT presents the next part of an exclusive interview given by the whistleblower website's co-founder Julian Assange to renowned documentary maker John Pilger and Dartmouth Films.
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ7lYRnF1F8

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CAUGHT ON VIDEO: More Voter Fraud By Hillary Clinton Supporters

  Oct 20, 2016

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czIXVDWFYj8

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WikiLeaks documents expose media collusion with Clinton camp

 Nov 4, 2016

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMHepkBXxHg

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THIS is What Happens When You Tell the Truth About Hillary on MSM

 Oct 20, 2016

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0_zOgLlWHM

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Rigging the Election - Video I: Clinton Campaign and DNC Incite Violence at Trump Rallies

 Oct 17, 2016

In this explosive new video from Project Veritas Action, a Democratic dirty tricks operative unwittingly provides a dark money trail to the DNC and Clinton campaign. The video documents violence at Trump rallies that is traced to the Clinton campaign and the DNC through a process called birddogging.

A shady coordinated communications chain between the DNC, Clinton Campaign, Hillary Clinton’s Super PAC (Priorities) and other organizations are revealed. A key Clinton operative is on camera saying, “It doesn’t matter what the friggin’ legal and ethics people say, we need to win this motherfucker."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IuJGHuIkzY

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Rigging the Election - Video II: Mass Voter Fraud

 Oct 18, 2016

 In the second video of James O'Keefe's new explosive series on the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign, Democratic party operatives tell us how to successfully commit voter fraud on a massive scale. Scott Foval, who has since been fired, admits that the Democrats have been rigging elections for fifty years. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDc8PVCvfKs

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Rigging the Election – Video III: Creamer Confirms Hillary Clinton Was PERSONALLY Involved

 Oct 24, 2016

 Part III of the undercover Project Veritas Action investigation dives further into the back room dealings of Democratic politics. It exposes prohibited communications between Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the DNC and the non-profit organization Americans United for Change. And, it’s all disguised as a duck. In this video, several Project Veritas Action undercover journalists catch Democracy Partners founder directly implicating Hillary Clinton in FEC violations. “In the end, it was the candidate, Hillary Clinton, the future president of the United States, who wanted ducks on the ground,” says Creamer in one of several exchanges. “So, by God, we would get ducks on the ground.” It is made clear that high-level DNC operative Creamer realized that this direct coordination between Democracy Partners and the campaign would be damning when he said: “Don’t repeat that to anybody.” The first video explained the dark secrets and the hidden connections and organizations the Clinton campaign uses to incite violence at Trump rallies. The second video exposed a diabolical step-by-step voter fraud strategy discussed by top Democratic operatives and showed one key operative admitting that the Democrats have been rigging elections for fifty years. This latest video takes this investigation even further. 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEQvsK5w-jY

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Rigging the Election - Video IV: $20K Wire Transfer From Belize Returned

 

 Oct 26, 2016

In the effort to prove the credibility of the undercover donor featured in the videos and to keep the investigation going, Project Veritas Action made the decision to donate twenty thousand dollars to Robert Creamer’s effort. Project Veritas Action had determined that the benefit of this investigation outweighed the cost. And it did. In an unexpected twist, AUFC president Brad Woodhouse, the recipient of the $20,000, heard that Project Veritas Action was releasing undercover videos exposing AUFC’s activities. He told a journalist that AUFC was going to return the twenty thousand dollars. He said it was because they were concerned that it might have been an illegal foreign donation. Project Veritas Action was pleased but wondered why that hadn’t been a problem for the month that they had the money. 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUBrZItwVy4

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Doubt James O'Keefe's Latest Videos Are Legit? WATCH THIS

 Oct 21, 2016

 This is a mirror of 'Busted! Smoking Gun Evidence Project Veritas Videos Are NOT FAKE' by ThinkOutSideTheTV.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBxNG-oeNDw

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James O'Keefe Video Purports to Show Ease of Voter Fraud in N.H. Primary

January 12, 2012
A video posted the day after the New Hampshire Primary from conservative Gonzo James O'Keefe either exposes why voting laws are too lax or comes close to itself being voter fraud (or both), by obtaining the ballots of dead Granite Staters on primary day.
The video has already sparked an investigation in the New Hampshire State Attorney General's office, both because of the weaknesses of the electoral system it seems to demonstrate and the potential legal violations those making the film might have committed, according to N.H. Associate Attorney General Richard Head.
Poll workers in the video offer up ballots without requesting identification from off-camera operatives. Members of O'Keefe's Project Veritas give names that the video alleges belong to deceased New Hampshire voters and receive ballots, even when they report that they forgot their IDs in the car. It would be considered voter fraud were any of them to vote under these names, but none of them do - at least on camera.


http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/01/james-okeefe-video-purports-to-show-ease-of-voter-fraud-in-n-h-primary/

 

 

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 We must stop Hillary Clinton, from trying to steal and usurp the Presidency of America.

 

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Indiana election chief found guilty of voter fraud, other charges; faces removal from office. 

 Feb 4, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana election chief found guilty of voter fraud, other charges; faces removal from office

http://www.idahopress.com/news/national/indiana-election-chief-found-guilty-of-voter-fraud-other-charges/article_7732c4a4-8b41-5b8e-b0fe-10f4bf2efd36.html

 

 

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Indiana Police Raid Democrat-Connected Voter Registration Project

 6 Oct 2016

Indiana State Police raided the offices of Indiana Voter Registration in downtown Indianapolis, a group run by longtime Democratic operative Craig Varoga.

The raid was part of an ongoing investigation which originally started in two counties and has now spread to nine: Hendricks, Marion, Allen, Delaware, Hamilton, Hancock, Johnson, Lake, and Madison counties.

 

State police say an investigation of this nature is complex, time consuming and is expected to continue for several more weeks or months.
“Some people are having the incorrect names, with incorrect addresses, or the correct names with incorrect addresses, or the correct names with incorrect date of birth and that will come to play, if you go to vote, they’re not going to let you vote,” said ISP Sgt. Rich Myer.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/10/06/indiana-police-raid-democrat-connected-voter-registration-project/

 

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From the June 2000 Idaho Observer:

FBI Investigates Vote Fraud in Benewah County

Was there vote fraud in Benewah county during the last primary election? Was it intentional or just a neglect of duty? Did it occur on a scale large enough to change the outcome of the election? Should the election be declared void?

 http://www.proliberty.com/observer/20000601.htm


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BREAKING: GEORGE SOROS RIGGED VOTING MACHINES IN THESE 16 STATES! IS YOUR STATE ON THE LIST?

 Oct 17, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW4WcaA35D4 

 

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Eric Holder Trying to Protect Voter Fraud

 Apr 15, 2012

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cawJDB3AirQ&feature=related

 

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Illegal Aliens Caught Voting and Stealing Elections In Florida In Vast Numbers

  Apr 4, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILJDudUpct0



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2 Former Aides to Chris Christie Found Guilty in Bridgegate Trial

 Nov 4, 2016

Two former aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have been found guilty on all counts in the so-called Bridgegate trial.
Bridget Anne Kelly, Christie's former deputy chief of staff, and Bill Baroni, a former official at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey who was appointed by Christie, were accused of conspiring to close lanes at the George Washington Bridge for political retaliation.

 http://abcnews.go.com/US/jury-reaches-verdict-bridgegate-trial/story?id=43303262

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This Video Could Stop Election Fraud

 Nov 3, 2016

Infowars reporter Lee Ann McAdoo speaks to Laura Pressley about the mounting evidence of voter fraud not only in Texas, but all over the country, and what we can do to fight back against the corrupt establishment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO4Vnq6FIZA

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Hacking Democracy - The Hack


Mar 20, 2014

  This is the hack that proved America's elections can be stolen using a few lines of computer code. The 'Hursti Hack' in this video is an excerpt from the feature length Emmy nominated documentary 'Hacking Democracy'. The hack of the Diebold voting system in Leon County, Florida, is real. It was verified by computer scientists at UC Berkeley.

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t75xvZ3osFg

 

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Voter election fraud investigated & exposed. Part 1  

Apr 15, 2012

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7xcy1maDbU&index=1&list=PL745DB96E8CAFAB03

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 Voter fraud exposed In America, Canada, Russia & India. - Voter fraud investigated 2

 Apr 15, 2012

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omR31q4URFM&list=PL745DB96E8CAFAB03&index=2

 

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Can touch screen voting machines really flip your vote?

 Oct 17, 2016

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3nDlBCDpiA

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WV Vote Flipping - Full Interview 

 Oct 29, 2008

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc9Gd5g3DFY

 

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"Man-in-the-Middle" Remote Attack on Diebold Touch-screen Voting Machine by Argonne National Lab  

 Sep 18, 2011
A disturbing new attack on a Diebold touch-screen voting system, as created and demonstrated by Argonne National Lab's Vulnerability Assessment Team (VAT). Allows votes to be changed remotely, without requiring any knowledge of, or any change to, the voting system's software. Little more than $10.50 for parts (another $15 for the optional remote control, allowing access from up to half a mile a way), and an 8th grade science lab education is just about all that's needed to change the vote of any voter without detection.

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMw2dn6K1oI

 

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NH Voter/Election Fraud? Secure Ballots? Clean Elections? P1 

25, 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJfj9ySYg0Q

 

 

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Report: Reno Trump protester linked to voter fraud

  Nov 7, 2016

Man's deceased grandmother's voting record raises questions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qlAw7q84YQ

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Biggest Election Fraud In History Discovered In The United States: Breaking Now

 Oct 31, 2016

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFxKJ7RJ1jE&t=1313s

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CAUGHT ON HIDDEN CAM: Election Laws Being Broken in North Philly

  Nov 8, 2016

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccD-uvriXLI







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Chapter 2: Mexico

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Long History of Vote Fraud Lingers in the Mexican Psyche



MEXICO CITY, Sept. 6 — Felipe Calderón was named the next president of Mexico on Tuesday by a tribunal that confirmed that the vote was basically free and fair. Yet a significant slice of the voting public still believes that the election was marred by fraud and that the country’s electoral institutions are corrupt.
To some extent that is because his leftist rival, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has waged a fiery campaign to persuade his supporters that his narrow loss on July 2 was part of a broad conspiracy between President Vicente Fox and business leaders to deny him victory.


http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/07/world/americas/07letter.html

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Irregularities reveal Mexico's election far from fair


9 July 2012

The media rewrites history every day, and in so doing, it often impedes our understanding of the present. Mexico's presidential election of a week ago is a case in point. Press reports tell us that Felipe Calderón, the outgoing president from the PAN (National Action party), "won the 2006 election by a narrow margin".
But this is not quite true, and without knowing what actually happened in 2006, it is perhaps more difficult to understand the widespread skepticism of the Mexican people toward the results of the current election. The official results show Institutional Revolutionary party (PRI) candidate Enrique Peña Nieto winning 38.2% of the vote, to 31.6% for Andrés Manuel López Obrador, of the party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) and 25.4% for Josefina Vázquez Mota of the PAN. It does not help that the current election has been marred by widespread reports of vote-buying. From the Washington Post:

 https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/jul/09/irregularities-reveal-mexico-election-far-from-fair

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Mexican general election 2006 controversies

 The Mexican general election of July 2, 2006, was one of the most hotly contested elections in Mexican history and as such, the results were controversial. According to the Federal Electoral Institute (IFE), the initial "Quick Count" determined the race was too close to call, and when the "Official Count" was complete, Felipe Calderón of the right-of-center National Action Party (PAN) had won by a difference of 243,934 votes (or 0.58%).[1] The runner-up, Andrés Manuel López Obrador of the left-of-center Coalition for the Good of All (PRD, PT, Convergence), immediately challenged the results and led massive marches, protests, and acts of civil resistance in Mexico City. On August 9, while protests continued to expand, a partial recount was undertaken by election officials after being ordered to do so by the country's Federal Electoral Tribunal (TEPJF, sometimes referred to by the acronym of its predecessor, the TRIFE). The tribunal ordered the recount of the polling stations that were ruled to have evidence of irregularities, which were about nine percent of the total.

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_general_election_2006_controversies

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 Chapter 3: Guatemala

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Guatemala voters choose new president amid fraud scandal 

 Sep 6, 2015

An uncomfortable challenge confronted Guatemala's presidential candidates on Sunday: trying to win the votes of a nation that has put the last elected leader in court custody.

Most are old-guard candidates picked to run before energized prosecutors backed by a mass anti-corruption movement toppled the previous administration. Many voters are so skeptical that they campaigned for the election itself to be postponed to give them a new crop of choices.
Leading in most polls with roughly 30 percent backing is Manuel Baldizon, a wealthy 44-year-old businessman and longtime politician. His running mate is accused by prosecutors of influence trafficking, but as a candidate enjoys immunity from prosecution.
Guatemalans began heading to the polls after they opened early Sunday to also elect a vice president, members of Congress and the Central American Parliament, and local authorities for municipalities nationwide.










In the presidential race, Baldizon's most competitive rivals were television comedian Jimmy Morales, who has never held elective office, former first lady Sandra Torres and Zulia Rios, the daughter of a former dictator accused of genocide.

 http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-guatemala-election-20150906-story.html

 

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 Chapter 4: El Salvador 

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Salvadoran presidential election, 1972

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvadoran_presidential_election,_1972

 Presidential elections were held in El Salvador on 20 February 1972.[1] The result was a victory for Arturo Armando Molina of the Party of National Conciliation (PCN), who received 43.4% of the vote. However, the election was characterised by massive fraud.
The PCN had faced a strong challenge from left- and right-wing opposition, and as a result had tried to rig the election by holding the presidential elections two weeks before the legislative election (which took place on 12 March) to ensure that if Molina failed to pass the 50% mark, the Legislative Assembly would still be under PCN control to approve him as president.[3] Despite their attempts to stuff ballot boxes, it looked for a while as though José Napoleón Duarte of the opposition National Opposing Union (UNO, a coalition of the Christian Democratic Party National Revolutionary Movement and Nationalist Democratic Union) had been victorious after the Central Election Board in San Salvador issued a statement that Duarte had won by around 6,000 votes. However, this was followed by a three-day news blackout, after which a revised set of figures was announced giving a narrow victory to Molina,[4] meaning that the Legislative Assembly (with a PCN majority) would choose the president. The opposition walked out of the vote, resulting in Molina being elected by 31 votes to zero.

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El Salvador vote recount under way as both candidates claim victory

 10 March 2014

 

 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-26508789

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The Left Wins, the Right Cries Fraud: Inside El Salvador's Topsy-Turvy Elections

 March 20, 2014

The second round of El Salvador’s presidential elections, held on March 9th, were historic on many levels.
This was the closest presidential race in the history of El Salvador: the spread between the two contenders was 0.22 percent, or just under 6,400 votes out of nearly 3 million votes cast. Voter turnout was the highest in the history of El Salvador and the president-elect, Salvador Sanchez Cerén, received the most votes of any candidate ever in the history of El Salvador. Cerén is the first rank and file member of the leftist Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front party (FMLN), the first former school teacher and the first unionist to be elected as president. And significantly, this was the first presidential election cycle in recent memory that was not tainted by corruption and fraud.

 

 http://www.alternet.org/world/left-wins-right-cries-fraud-inside-el-salvadors-topsy-turvy-elections

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Chapter 5: Honduras


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Why the world should care about Honduras' recent election

3 December 2013


Hondurans are revolting against the US-backed outcome. There are too many reports of rampant vote-buying, fraud and violence


https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/03/honduras-election-eu-oas-observer-fraud-violence

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Report from Honduras: How the Election Was Stolen


12/9/2013


A report on the author's experience observing the election with the National Lawyers Guild. The electoral outcome, and recent indications of electoral "mischief," can only be understood in the context of Honduras's repressive political climate and systemic flaws in the electoral system...

...Digging a few layers deeper, LIBRE claims that many of the scanned tallies in the TSE database don’t match the copies received by the party, suggesting possible tampering either at the National Party-controlled voting tables or later by the TSE. In some cases, LIBRE notes, the official tally sheets are missing from the database altogether. In still others, the number of votes counted exceeds the number of voters, or reflects an absurdly high voter turnout. A sample of suspicious tally sheets culled from the database by SOA Watch illustrates some of these anomalies. (The database, for all its flaws, is completely accessible to the public.)

Thus far, the TSE has only agreed to a public recount of the tally sheets (not the votes), which will contrast the original, scanned, and LIBRE party versions. LIBRE is demanding, at a minimum, that where inconsistencies are found, the ballots should be recounted vote by vote. As of now, the recount process remains unresolved. The final election results must be certified by December 24...

 

 http://nacla.org/blog/2013/12/9/report-honduras-how-election-was-stolen

 

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Honduras election sparks competing claims of victory, fraud

 

 https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/honduras-election-sparks-protests-competing-claims-of-victory-fraud/2013/11/25/4d15915e-55e1-11e3-bdbf-097ab2a3dc2b_story.html

 

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Anatomy of Election Fraud: Stealing the 2013 Honduran Election in Five Simple Steps

http://fpif.org/anatomy-election-fraud-stealing-2013-honduran-election-five-simple-steps/

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4 LIBRE Party Members Killed in 7 Days, As Election Fraud Challenges Grow in Honduras

 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

We were on the COFADEH (Committee of Family Members of the Disappeared) radio show on Radio Globo when they received the news of Jose Antiono's death.  This makes 4 LIBRE members killed in the past 7 days...

 
http://www.rightsaction.org/action-content/4-libre-party-members-killed-7-days-election-fraud-challenges-grow-honduras

 

 

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 Chapter 6: Belize

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Rigging the Election - Video IV: $20k Wire Transfer From Belize Returned

 

Project Veritas Action has released the fourth video in a multi-part series that is sending shockwaves through the DNC and the Clinton campaign. The first video explained the dark secrets and the hidden connections and organizations the Clinton campaign uses to incite violence at Trump rallies. The second video exposed a diabolical step-by-step voter fraud strategy discussed by top Democratic operatives and showed one key operative admitting that the Democrats have been rigging elections for fifty years. The third video exposed prohibited communications between Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the DNC and the non-profit organization Americans United for Change.  This latest video breaks down the process of the long-term investigation.
In the effort to prove the credibility of the undercover donor featured in the videos and to keep the investigation going, Project Veritas Action made the decision to donate twenty thousand dollars to Robert Creamer’s effort. Project Veritas Action had determined that the benefit of this investigation outweighed the cost. And it did.
“First thing, like I said, thank you for the proposal.  And I’d like to get the $20,000 across to you.  The second call I’m going to make here is to my money guy and he’s going to get in touch with you and auto wire the funds to you,” said the PVA journalist.
Creamer told the PVA journalist to send the money to Americans United for Change. Shortly after the money was released, the “donors” “niece” - another Project Veritas Action journalist - was offered an internship with Creamer.
In an effort to see how far Creamer would go with the promise of more money, another Project Veritas journalist posing as the donor’s money liaison requested a meeting with Creamer. During that meeting, Creamer spoke about connections he had with Obama and Clinton.
After the release of the previous Project Veritas Action videos, Hillary Clinton and her staff tried to distance themselves from Robert Creamer. However, Creamer doubled down about connection with the campaign.
“Every morning I am on a call at 10:30 that goes over the message being driven by the campaign headquarters,” said Creamer.
The more money that was promised to Creamer, the more access Project Veritas Action journalists seemed to get. Project Veritas Action’s $20,000 investment paid off. The story was solid. Robert Creamer, Scott Foval, Jenna Price from the DNC, Brad Woodhouse from AUFC, Cesar Vargas and others opened the door to their smoke filled rooms of illegal and dirty campaign dealings, as seen in the three previous PVA videos.
In an unexpected twist, AUFC president Brad Woodhouse, the recipient of the $20,000, heard that Project Veritas Action was releasing undercover videos exposing AUFC’s activities.  He told a journalist that AUFC was going to return the twenty thousand dollars.  He said it was because they were concerned that it might have been an illegal foreign donation. Project Veritas Action was pleased but wondered why that hadn’t been a problem for the month that they had the money.

http://projectveritasaction.com/video/rigging-election-video-iv-20k-wire-transfer-belize-returned

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Micah Cries Foul and Fraud In Youth Election

March 30, 2016


3 weeks ago, we showed you the by-election that the Department of Youth Services conducted for Presidency for the Belize Chapter of the National Youth Council. Stafin Duncan – a UDP supporter and Micah Goodin, a PUP supporter, went head to head, and when the votes were tallied, Duncan won.

Goodin complained bitterly that UDP operators politicized the Elections when there should be no such thing in youth work. Well tonight, he’s taken it one step further; he says that Stafin’s UDP campaigners paid for votes.
Now, as you may be aware, this National Youth Council is the Government’s latest attempt to give the Youth population an opportunity to have representation in the decision making process by Central Government. But right now, instead of giving the youth a voice, it’s just turned into “PUDP” noise.
Today, Goodin and his fellow PUP youth advocate, Alberto Vellos staged a sidewalk press conference in front of the Department of Youth Services, where the Youth Council Elections was held. Here’s Micah explaining this evidence of 2 youth voters who came forward to complain of being bribed: 

http://www.7newsbelize.com/sstory.php?nid=35800 

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Chapter 7: Costa Rica

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Costa Rican general election, 1948


General elections were held in Costa Rica on 8 February 1948.[1] Otilio Ulate Blanco of the National Union Party won the presidential election with 55.3% of the vote, although the elections were deemed fraudulent and annulled by Congress, leading to the Costa Rican Civil War later that year.[2] Following the war, the results of the parliamentary election were also annulled.[1] Voter turnout was 43.8% in the vice-presidential election and 49.2%...

 

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costa_Rican_general_election,_1948

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Stuffing the Ballot Box: Fraud, Electoral Reform, and Democratization in Costa Rica


August, 2003

 This book provides a detailed case study of electoral processes in the small Central American country of Costa Rica during the fist half of the twentieth century, a period when electoral fraud remained a persistent problem,  and yet regular and successful efforts were made to reform the system.

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1111/1468-2508.00219_12


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Chapter 8: Panama

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Bush Warns Panama on Election Fraud

WASHINGTON, May 2— President Bush warned Panama today that the United States will not recognize the presidential election on Sunday if the results are rigged. He said it was evident that the Government of Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega was ''ready to resort to massive election fraud.''
In a speech to American executives with business ties to Latin America, Mr. Bush said, ''The United States will not recognize the results of a fraudulent election engineered simply to keep Noriega in power.''


http://www.nytimes.com/1989/05/03/world/bush-warns-panama-on-election-fraud.html


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Bush Asks Allied Censure of Panama Ballot Rigging : Pressures Noriega Before Vote

May 02, 1989


WASHINGTON — President Bush today called for all U.S. allies to condemn anticipated massive election fraud in Panama, where the Administration predicts Manuel Antonio Noriega will steal Sunday's vote...

http://articles.latimes.com/1989-05-02/news/mn-2689_1_noriega-regime-election-fraud-panama-ballot-rigging


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Noriega's Foes Charge Vote Fraud : Panama Results Expected Today; Protests Planned

May 08, 1989


PANAMA CITY — Panamanian opposition politicians charged that military strongman Manuel A. Noriega's government henchmen had carried out massive fraud in the country's national elections Sunday, and they called for mass protest demonstrations...

http://articles.latimes.com/1989-05-08/news/mn-2506_1_noriega-s-candidate-gen-noriega-electoral-tribunal


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Chapter 9: Colombia

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Killings, fraud and shady finance mar Colombia's local elections - watchdogs

 Oct 23, 2015

 BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Murders on the campaign trail, reports of votes being bought for $14 each and murky campaign financing threaten to undermine the credibility of Colombia's local elections, researchers say.

 http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-colombia-election-killings-idUKKCN0SH1Q820151023

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1/5th of Colombia at risk of fraud in FARC peace vote: Observers

August 15, 2016

 
Electoral observers are warning that more than one in five of Colombia’s municipalities are at risk of electoral fraud during a pending plebiscite on ongoing peace talks with the FARC...

http://colombiareports.com/15th-colombia-risk-fraud-farc-peace-vote-observers/

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Violence and Fraud Put Colombian Elections at Risk

6 October 2015

Seven candidates have already been killed and 157 threatened ahead of the elections later this month.

Political developments are heating up in Colombia as the country prepares for another election, with at least seven candidates killed and 30 municipalities uncovering cases of voter fraud.

 

 http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Violence-and-Fraud-Put-Colombian-Elections-at-Risk--20151006-0025.html

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Living in the Sewers of Colombia


May 18, 2012

Aside from literally sleeping in feces, these people are dodging rats, flash floods and drug addicts. What's worse, the sewer dwellers are constantly under attack by local "death squads," who fire open rounds and pour gasoline into their underground homes, then set them ablaze.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4koXeZvAfg

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 Chapter 10: Venezuela

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Venezuelan president claims voting fraud occurred in recent elections

 30 Dec 2015

President Nicolas Maduro, who lost control of Venezuela's National Assembly in polls earlier this month, has claimed that fraud marred the vote.

Embattled socialist President Nicolas Maduro, who lost control of Venezuela's National Assembly in polls earlier this month, said on Tuesday that fraud had marred the vote, which was being investigated.
"I am not going to release preliminary results of the investigation ... There were a lot of things going on. Buying people's votes ... control of members of polling station teams and entire polling station teams," Maduro said on his weekly television show.
"Criminals were buying votes ... There was a plan," Maduro added on VTV state TV.
The president claimed the result of the December 6 legislative polls - in which the opposition alliance MUD won control of the National Assembly for the first time in 16 years - was "circumstantial."
Maduro said he would soon reveal what he called the opposition's "plan" to the nation, along with evidence. He did not immediately say when...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/venezuela/12074305/Venezuelan-president-claims-voting-fraud-occurred-in-recent-elections.html

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In Venezuelan elections, too many dead vote

 March 28, 2015

While U.S. and Latin American officials say that Venezuela’s political crisis should be solved through upcoming legislative elections, recent testimony before the U.S. Senate raised many questions: It said Venezuela’s voting registry includes the names of so many dead, many states have more registered voters than people.
In March 17 testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Russ Dallen, editor in chief of the Caracas-based Latin American Herald Tribune, said Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government is overseeing a voting process that almost guarantees electoral fraud in the legislative elections tentatively scheduled for September.

 http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/andres-oppenheimer/article16515473.html

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/andres-oppenheimer/article16515473.html#storylink=cpy

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Venezuelan president, accused of electoral fraud at home, finds backing abroad

 

  Venezuela’s embattled new president, Nicolás Maduro, worked hard this week to strengthen diplomatic ties with neighbors, winning much-needed support from some of the continent’s biggest democracies as he faced accusations at home that his government stole April’s presidential election.

 https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/venezuelan-president-accused-of-electoral-fraud-at-home-finds-backing-abroad/2013/05/10/15d607d8-b9a5-11e2-b568-6917f6ac6d9d_story.html

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 Chapter 11: Brazil

 

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Candidates arrested for electoral fraud during Brazil's local elections

  2016-10-03 

BRASILIA, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Brazil's highest electoral court (TSE) announced on Sunday afternoon that 60 candidates had been caught committing electoral fraud that morning, as municipal elections got underway nationwide.
Brazil is voting Sunday for the mayors and town councils of all its 5,568 municipalities, with over 144 million voters expected to turn out.
According to the TSE, 39 candidates were arrested for carrying out exit polls as voters left the polling station, 11 for distributing propaganda, four for electoral corruption, two for the illegal transportation of voters and four for unspecified reasons.

 http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-10/03/c_135729363.htm

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Brazil’s Largest Newspaper Commits Major Journalistic Fraud to Boost Interim President Temer

 July 19 2016

 

https://theintercept.com/2016/07/19/brazils-largest-newspaper-commits-major-journalistic-fraud-to-boost-interim-president-temer/

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ELECTORAL FRAUD - Brazil's rigged democracy... English / Português

 Aug 24, 2016

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayrfIVDbalQ

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  Chapter 12: Ecuador

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Ecuador Official Denies Election Fraud

 

 October 17, 2006; 9:22 PM

QUITO, Ecuador -- The head of Ecuador's electoral commission on Tuesday defended his organization against allegations that the breakdown of an electronic vote-counting system in weekend balloting amounted to fraud.
Rafael Correa, a leftist candidate who is heading into a presidential runoff, has alleged the Sunday computer crash was not a technical failure but part of a scheme to cost him votes. The head of Ecuador's electoral commission took to airwaves Tuesday to defend against the charge.

 

 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/17/AR2006101701377.html

 

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Protests in Ecuador as lawmakers approve unlimited presidential terms

 3 December 2015

 Ecuador’s National Assembly voted on Thursday to pass a constitutional amendment abolishing presidential term limits from 2021 onwards. A few blocks from the building police clashed with demonstrators who see it as an attempt by President Rafael Correa to tighten his grip on power.

 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/04/protests-in-ecuador-as-lawmakers-approve-unlimited-presidential-terms

 

 

 

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Chapter 13: Guyana

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Guyana Ruling Party Leads Amid Vote Fraud Charges

 December 11, 1985

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The party that has ruled Guyana for 21 years took a substantial lead Tuesday in general elections, apparently assuring it the presidency for the next five years.
But all five opposition parties charged that the Monday balloting was unfair. They said authorized elections agents were refused entry or ejected from the polls and that hundreds of voters were turned away because of discrepancies in the voting lists.

http://articles.latimes.com/1985-12-11/news/mn-889_1_ruling-party

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Fraudulent processing of election voting results… FAKE SOPS SUBMITTED TO GECOM —PPP/C writes to electoral observers

 May 14, 2015

 A MEMORANDUM to electoral observers was sent by the ruling People’s Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C), today, detailing incidents of fraud in the processing of thousands of votes cast by the Guyanese people on May 11, 2015. Below is the full text of memo:
FRAUDULENT PROCESSING OF ELECTION VOTING RESULTS
General and Regional Elections took place in Guyana on Monday, May 11th, 2015. Influenced by fairly extensive Reports of Irregularities by PPP/C Polling Agents, the PPP/C made formal requests for recounts.
At the GECOM Commissioners’ meeting held on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015, the Chief Elections Officer, Mr. Keith Lowenfield, made a startling disclosure about his findings about the Statement of Polls (SOPs).
It would seem that fake Statement of Polls (SOPs) had been submitted to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) from the Electoral Districts.
It was disclosed that these fake SOPs had layouts and formats different from the authentic one earlier distributed by GECOM intended for use by Polling Agents.
Additionally, these fake SOPs did not carry the GECOM endorsement which had been applied to all the SPOs purchased from Canada.
It was also observed that SOPs submitted to GECOM from the Electoral Districts had aggregate numbers of voters exceeding the voting population allocated to the Polling Stations.

 http://guyanachronicle.com/2015/05/14/fraudulent-processing-of-election-voting-results-fake-sops-submitted-to-gecom-pppc-writes-to-electoral-observers/

 

 

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 The December 1968 Electoral Fraud

 

 http://www.guyana.org/features/postindependence/chapter2.html

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 Chapter 14: Chile

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In Chile, The Fraud Occurs Long Before The Balloting

June 10, 1988

 http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1988-06-10/news/8801060570_1_plebiscite-chile-human-rights

Under Chile`s constitution, the junta headed by Gen. Augusto Pinochet is required to present a presidential candidate to the electorate for a yes-or-no plebiscite before February. The most likely candidate, to no one`s surprise, is Pinochet himself, and the most likely time, sources close to the junta and American experts on Chile agree, is between September and December.
When that occurs, poll watchers, journalists and pundits from all over the world will gather in Santiago for a few days on either side of the date of the plebiscite to give their assessments of whether the balloting was free from fraud. Then they will leave. But by treating the vote itself as the key moment to be studied, journalists, politicians and advocates of democracy will miss a crucial fact of Chilean political life: The fraud is happening now...

... This kind of suppression of legitimate political activity combined with the oppression, torture and intimidation that is an ongoing fact of life hardly creates ``a climate of free and fair competition.``
Finally, the lack of free and fair competition is most telling in the control of television. Pinochet has unlimited access to the three government- owned television stations in Chile. Every time he makes a trip, opens a road or kisses a baby, he is covered like a classic political candidate. The opposition, on the other hand, has little or no financing and receives almost no news coverage. If Pinochet makes a passing remark about the opposition or the ``risks`` of a ``No`` vote, television treats it as national news. But when the heads of large political parties that have joined together to promote a ``No`` vote hold press conferences to discuss the repercussions of such a vote, no one from the three television channels even attends...

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Chile: Government dismisses alleged election irregularity | Global Times

The Chilean government on Monday rejected allegations of irregularity in November 17 general elections, which involved the possible fraudulent registration of supporters for two independent candidates who had lost. “We don’t question the election, because everybody knows there are agencies and time limits for disputing candidacies, and that did not happen in the case of the two said candidates,” said government spokeswoman Cecilia Perez. The election results “cannot be challenged, there are no reasons to do so,” Perez said, adding any complaint should have been presented to the Electoral Tribunal (Tricel) earlier. A press report over the weekend questioned whether independent candidates Franco Parisi and Tomas Jocelyn Holt, who obtained 10 percent and 0.16 percent of the votes, respectively, obtained the minimum 35,000 signatures they needed to run.

http://thevotingnews.com/government-dismisses-alleged-election-irregularity-global-times/

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Chapter 15: Peru

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The Stench Of Vote Fraud In Peru

April 13, 2000

 As results of Sunday's elections in Peru continue to trickle in, suspicions also mount that the process was rigged to ensure another term for President Alberto Fujimori.

 

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2000-04-13/news/0004130047_1_fujimori-victory-president-alberto-fujimori-alejandro-toledo

 

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Ex-World Bank economist with narrow lead in Peru election

  Jun. 5, 2016

  LIMA, Peru (AP) — A former World Bank economist was edging out the daughter of imprisoned ex-President Alberto Fujimori in Peru's presidential election Sunday, according to early results from a vote widely seen as a referendum on the disgraced strongman's legacy.

  http://bigstory.ap.org/article/a788ac3e5e134fa191f1dbcab889e49f/peru-votes-tightening-race-shaped-ex-leaders-legacy

 

 

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Chapter 16: Paraguay

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Vote-buying video causes stir ahead of Paraguay poll

20 Apr 2013


A video in which an opposition legislator and government officials discuss purchasing votes created a stir on the eve of elections in Paraguay, which has a long history of rampant corruption.

http://www.breitbart.com/news/cng-996d9fd7fc421e48b3ffd7820de2a6f7-791/

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Paraguay presidential race sinks to new low amid corruption scandal

 19 April 2013
Fraud allegations circling frontrunners Horacio Cartes and Efrain Alegre do little to improve Paraguay's tarnished reputation.
Even by the historically dire standards of corruption in Latin America, the two frontrunners in this weekend's presidential election in Paraguay may well represent a new low.
In the far right is the favourite, Horacio Cartes, a homophobe who has been jailed after accusations of currency fraud, investigated for alleged tax evasion and widely accused of drug trafficking.
His main challenger, Efrain Alegre, meanwhile, is fighting off claims that his centre-right Liberal party used millions of dollars in public funds to buy an electoral alliance that gives him an outside chance of an upset.

  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/apr/19/paraguay-presidential-race-corruption-scandal

 

 

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 Chapter 17: Argentina

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New Scrutiny on Vote Buying as Argentine Elections Near

 OCT. 23, 2015

 

BUENOS AIRES — Some voters received sacks stuffed with bottles of cooking oil, pasta and flour. Others were ferried to the polls in convoys of cars. There were even reports of a raffle in which the grand prize was a Chevrolet.

In return, the voters promised to cast their ballots for particular candidates during recent municipal elections in Tucumán, in the north of Argentina. The rampant vote buying was branded a “scourge” last month by judges looking into the validity of the polls, although the results were allowed to stand since the practice, which experts say is widespread in Argentina, is not actually illegal.
The vote buying, documented by election observers from the National University of La Plata and highlighted in the news media, has ignited debates about the frailty of the country’s democracy as it prepares for presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday.

 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/24/world/americas/argentina-elections-cristina-kirchner.html

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Was Argentina’s election stolen? Here’s how you can tell.

 

 

Mauricio Macri’s surprisingly strong showing against Daniel Scioli in the Oct. 25 presidential election shook up Argentina’s political landscape.

The main question before the election was whether Scioli, the candidate of president Cristina Fernández’s Front for Victory (FPV) alliance, could gain enough votes to avoid a runoff election. Since Scioli led many of the polls by more than 10 points over Macri, the front-runner and mayor of Buenos Aires, the concern was whether he could get either 45 percent of the vote or 40 percent and a 10-point advantage over the second place candidate — the conditions necessary to win in the first round without a runoff.

Indeed, many pundits speculated that Macri would go the way of Mexico’s Andres Manuel López Obrador, claiming the election was stolen from him.

  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2015/11/06/was-argentinas-election-stolen-heres-how-you-can-tell/

 

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Argentine presidential election, 1937

 - Flouting his 1935 gentlemen's agreement with Alvear, Justo kept his political and security forces occupied on election day, September 5. Amid widespread reports of intimidation, ballot stuffing and voter roll tampering (whereby, according to one observer, "democracy was extended to the hereafter"), Ortiz won the elections handily.[7] One of the beneficiaries of the system of "patriotic fraud" advanced during the "Infamous Decade," Buenos Aires Province Governor Manuel Fresco, himself termed the 1937 Argentine general elections as "one of the most fraudulent in history"[8] (Fresco was himself removed by President Ortiz's decree in 1940 at the behest of ultraconservatives)...

  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentine_presidential_election,_1937

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Chapter 18: Haiti

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Hillary Engineered Election Fraud in Haiti

 

Robert Baer just made an incredibly important admission that for me comes way too late, but still it’s good to know. The former CIA officer admits he was given millions of dollars which he used successfully to bribe politicians in Yugoslavia to betray their country’s interest. Robert Baer describes how the US brought democracy to Yugoslavia by destroying it.
Of course, this policy financed by my tax dollars, didn’t benefit me or my next door neighbors; but certain individuals in both the US and Yugoslavia benefitted handsomely from the gambit.  Oops, too bad about those hundreds of thousands of lives; too bad about Srebrenica. So, now, Robert Baer is trying to make amends, of sort, by exposing the whole affair.
Therefore, it is with this backdrop in mind, that I want to explore how US policy can hurt multitudes of people, yet benefit a small clique, and so, be deemed “successful.” US policy in Yugoslavia literally wiped the country off the map. If you are not a peace and justice kind of person, it could be said that the US policy to destroy that country was effective and successful, despite the tremendous loss of life that resulted. And now, the US is attempting to bring “democracy” to Haiti.
Haiti is currently in the midst of an electoral crisis because the US wants to dictate who the next president will be. In 2010, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton interfered in Haiti’s election results denying the people their right of self-determination.  According to the previous (and now current) head of Haiti’s Presidential Electoral Commission (EC), Pierre Louis Opont, the EC had prepared election results to be publicized; those results were passed on to Cheryl Mills, the Chief of Staff of then-Secretary Clinton. But, instead of announcing the two winners, who would then compete in a runoff, Mills announced a completely different result. Opont and the remaining Commission members were shocked, but said or did nothing at the time and allowed the fraudulent result to stand.

 http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=38546

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 WIKILEAKS 28: Bill and Hillary Clinton Link to Child Abduction and Trafficking in Haiti  


Nov 4, 2016

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBt2pRHUVNY

 

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 The Truth About The Clinton Pedophile Ring Exposed 


Nov 2, 2016

 Alex Jones and Steve Pieczenik break down the Clinton crime family and just how disgustingly degenerate they really are.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufkmhgSBlb8

 

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Survey: Haitians Overwhelmingly Support Investigation into Election Fraud

  03 February 2016

  Less than three percent of Haitians would have voted in the planned January 24 election, according to a new survey. As political leaders and international officials meet and discuss a way out of Haiti’s current political crisis, the survey sheds light on what the Haitian people would like to see happen...

  http://cepr.net/blogs/haiti-relief-and-reconstruction-watch/survey-haitians-overwhelmingly-support-investigation-into-election-fraud

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 Chapter 19: Puerto Rico

 

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Sanders campaign accuses Puerto Rico Dem officials of fraud

 

 Bernie Sanders's campaign is accusing Puerto Rico’s Democratic Party officials of fraud in the territory’s presidential primary.

  The campaign’s head of Hispanic voter efforts, Betsy Franceschini, told Caribbean Business in an interview that Sanders officials were initially denied access to prisons to help inmates vote.

“Our Bernie Sanders officials were never certified. We had 40 officials we submitted in time for the prisons. Not one of them was certified, while all of theirs [Hillary Clinton’s] went in. Attorney Manny Suárez had to go in order for us to be let in. This is a great fraud,” Franceschini said.
In an internal campaign document, the Sanders camp also alleged the local party’s president Roberto Prats and elections commissioner Ramon Lopez de Azua “are holding back the certifications of Bernie Sanders’ voting center officials.”
“They did not deliver the certifications of the officials for the voting and our officials had to go into the prisons to put some pressure,” the memo reads, promising protests if campaign officials aren’t certified.
Puerto Rico is holding its Democratic primary on Sunday. It has 60 delegates up for grabs.

  http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/dem-primaries/282228-sanders-campaign-accuses-puerto-rico-dem-officials-of-fraud

 

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Report on the Puerto Rico Democratic Primary Crisis

  Jun 3, 2016

 A summary of the crisis in the upcoming Democratic Primary in Puerto Rico, including the abrupt closing of 2/3 of polling places, the Puerto Rico Democratic Party's refusal to certify poll workers, constantly shifting lists of polling places, and denial of observers at early voting in the prisons, among other issues.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9Df-Poz3Eo

 

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BREAKING: Hillary Clinton’s Election Fraud In Puerto Rico Exposed…Polling Stations Reduced…

 

Bernie Sanders campaign officials and supporters are worried that a series of problems, ranging from drastically reduced polling stations to poll workers who can’t get certified, might be signs of voter suppression or election fraud. Some of these problems wouldn’t just hurt Sanders supporters, but could reduce everyone’s access to voting during the primary. What exactly is happening? And is it some form of fraud or voter suppression, or just a series of poor management decisions?
Polling Stations in Puerto Rico Were Reduced from 1,510 to 432.

In a decision that is disturbingly reminiscent of problems seen in Arizona, polling locations in Puerto Rico were reduced from 1,510 to 432. On May 5, the Democratic Party announced there would be 1,510 polling places, according to Caribbean Business. The drastically reduced number was announced on May 27, with the remaining locations being open only for local voting and not the presidential primary. You can read a discussion about the whole thing on this Reddit thread.

Members of Sanders’ team began accusing the local Democratic Party of fraud the day before the primary started, Caribbean Business reported. (You can hear more about the polling location and certification problems in the video above.)

The problems began when prison inmates were voting and workers faced strange “irregularities.” The Bernie Sanders officials could never get certified, said Betsy Franceschini, Sanders’ Hispanic vote director. She said they submitted all their officials in time, but none were certified while all of Clinton’s were:
Our Bernie Sanders officials were never certified. We had 40 officials we submitted in time for the prisons. Not one of them was certified, while all of theirs (Clinton’s) went in. Attorney Manny Suárez had to go in order for us to be let in. This is a great fraud.”

 http://www.extraclubmagazine.com/breaking-hillary-clintons-election-fraud-puerto-rico-exposedpolling-stations-reduced/

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 Chapter 20: Dominican Republic

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People Openly Sell Votes for $20 in the Dominican Republic

May 16, 2016

Jayson was a first-time voter in the Dominican Republic, or would have been, if he’d had any intention of voting. Instead he was figuring out how to turn his ballot card into cash.
In the end, the 19-year-old said he got 1,000 pesos ($22) in return for surrendering the ID during Sunday’s presidential election. Jayson had a Plan B to solicit bids -- “I’ll go around with my card on my forehead” -- but didn’t need to use it. His friend, Luis, 21, did even better. He said he was paid about $28 to vote for the ruling Dominican Liberation Party: “I took the money but then I just voted for who I wanted anyway.’’

As President Danilo Medina cruised toward re-election, with 62 percent of the vote according to early counts, opposition parties were crying fraud -- in fact, almost everyone was. Across the country and the political spectrum, candidates said buying of ID cards and votes was rife. Local TV stations showed transactions under way right in front of polling stations.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-16/people-openly-sell-their-votes-for-20-in-the-dominican-republic

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  Dominican Republic’s opposition to take voting fraud claim to the OAS

  10 June 2016

 

Santo Domingo.- Six opposition parties will take their complaints and evidence of alleged electoral fraud against them in the recent election, to the countries attending the Organization of American States’ (OAS) annual meeting.

The PRM, Al-País, FNP, PQD, PUN and APD said the people of the Americas must be aware of the “electoral fraud in the Dominican Republic in the presidential, congressional and municipal elections."

  http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/local/2016/6/10/59578/Dominican-Republics-opposition-to-take-voting-fraud-claim-to-the-OAS

 

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Dominican Republic’s President Claims Re-election Amid Complaints of Fraud

 May 20, 2016

Luis Abinader, president’s main challenger, has accused ruling party Dominican Liberation of abusing power to ensure victory.

http://www.nearshoreamericas.com/dominican-republics-president-claims-re-election-amid-complaints-of-poll-fraud/

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 Section 2: Africa

 

 

 

 

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Chapter 21: Nigeria

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Nigerian vote delay prompts suspicion of election rigging, worries of violence

 

In the weeks before the vote, which had been scheduled for Feb. 14, some analysts were saying that Buhari could win.
But Jonathan’s national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, began arguing that the election should be delayed because too many people had not collected their voter cards. And when the nation’s electoral commission flatly rejected that idea, Jonathan’s national security agency made another argument, saying in a letter signed by Nigeria’s military chiefs that security for the election “could not be guaranteed” because of an impending six-week operation against Boko Haram. On Feb. 7, the electoral commission postponed the vote.

 

 https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/nigerians-fear-election-postponement-could-lead-to-violence/2015/02/17/b9b185da-b250-11e4-bf39-5560f3918d4b_story.html

 

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Nigeria: Presidential Election Marred by Fraud, Violence

 April 25, 2007

 The Nigerian government should not interfere with legal challenges to the badly flawed presidential elections held last weekend, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch researchers in two northern states observed widespread violence and vote-rigging that was mirrored throughout the country.

Human Rights Watch observed violence and intimidation in Gombe and Katsina states in an electoral process that denied large numbers of voters the opportunity to cast their votes. Where voting did occur, it was marred by the late opening of polls, a severe shortage of ballot papers, the widespread intimidation of voters, the seizure of ballot boxes by gangs of thugs, vote buying and other irregularities.

 https://www.hrw.org/news/2007/04/25/nigeria-presidential-election-marred-fraud-violence

 

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Nigeria: Concern over vote rigging in presidential election

 March 30, 2015

 Nigeria's main opposition party spokesman said that they are confident of a presidential election win, but worried that the government will interfere with the results as they are collated from thousands of polling stations countrywide.

 http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/nigeria-concern-over-vote-rigging-presidential-election-1494097

 

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Egypt election: Signs of fraud, vote-buying and corruption

November 18, 2011

For decades, Egypt’s legislative elections were dominated by the NDP, which won most elections by landslide margins, but always amid allegations of vote-rigging, fraud and state-sponsored violence at the polls.

Amy Hamzawy, a liberal candidate running in a mostly middle-class suburb in northern Cairo, said that remnants of Mubarak’s “corrupt system” remain.
Egypt still has a vibrant marketplace of “vote-traders,” he wrote this week in a local newspaper, who can buy blocs of votes for any candidate...

 ... Many Egyptian nongovernmental groups monitoring the election said that they too were denied any real authority to intervene in the event of fraud...

 http://www.pri.org/stories/2011-11-18/egypt-election-signs-fraud-vote-buying-and-corruption

 

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Egypt’s Pre-Stolen Election

 May 20 2014

 Since the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak in 2011, Egyptians have voted for constitutional reforms, parliaments, and presidents. They have seen many of those reforms, parliaments, and presidents overturned or ousted, one by one, often by decree. Elections do not a democracy make, and one can imagine the exasperation Egyptians feel at repeatedly showing up to “decide their country’s future,” and then seeing quite clearly that their vote may have little value at all...

 http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_world_/2014/05/20/egypt_s_elections_won_t_be_free_or_fair_but_you_won_t_see_fraud_on_election.html

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Egyptian polls open amid accusation of election fraud

 November 29, 2011

Today red index fingers paint Egypt. They are symbolic marks for the post-Mubarak era changes, however as the indelible ink that stains voters’ skin at the polls wears off after 24 hours, so will the guises the elections as “fair.”

After ten days of demonstrations in Tahrir Square and major cities across Egypt, which killed 41 people and wounded thousands, the Egyptian government opened polls for the first day of three tiers of elections that will take place through March 2012. This last wave of mass dissidence in Egyptian cities also included a ninth bombing of a gas pipeline with Israel (the second bombing in the last two weeks). Some Egyptian groups are boycotting the elections, including the Democratic Coalition, who called the three-tiered process with reserved seats for independents in a third of the parliament as “independents and candidates from the old regime.”

 

 http://mondoweiss.net/2011/11/egyptian-polls-open-amid-accusation-of-election-fraud/

 

 

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 Chapter 23: Algeria

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Algeria's election was a fraud

If any hopes for democracy remained for the country, widespread election fraud have quashed them.

 The results of Algeria's May 10 legislative elections have been met with such fury by Algerians that some analysts believe that these will be the last elections held under the current regime. If there were any hopes for democracy still remaining in the country, these elections snuffed them out.

 http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/05/201251482813133513.html

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Bouteflika wins 4th term as Algerian president

 18 April 2014


Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has been in power for 15 years and is confined to a wheelchair, has won a fourth term with 81.53 percent of the vote, Interior Minister Tayeb Belaiz announced on Friday.
Bouteflika’s closest rival Ali Benflis, who came second with 12.18 percent of votes cast, refused to recognize the incumbent’s re-election.

“I do not recognize the result... [because] recognizing it would be complicit in fraud,” Benflis told a news conference after being declared runner-up with 12.18 percent of the vote.
The 69-year-old former prime minister, who had already cited “serious irregularities” on polling day, condemned what he called “an alliance between fraud, suspicious money and the bought media.”

 http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/2014/04/18/Algeria-s-Bouteflika-camp-claims-election-win.html

 

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6 of 7 Candidates Drop Out of Algerian Race in Protest

April 15, 1999

 Algeria's presidential election was thrown into chaos Wednesday after six of the seven candidates announced they were withdrawing to protest fraud in early voting.

 http://articles.latimes.com/1999/apr/15/news/mn-27582

 

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Chapter 24: Mauritania

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Mauritanian elections marred by fraud

07 Nov 2003

Mauritanian opposition candidates have said the country's presidential elections have been marred by fraud and voter intimidation...

...In the run up to the elections, New York-based group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said the government's harassment of opposition figures undermined any chance of free and fair elections.

It said from late April, Mauritanian security forces arrested dozens of religious leaders, opposition politicians and social activists, allegedly in a campaign to crack down on terrorist movements. 

Peter Takirambudde, of HRW, said: "It seems that this is yet another example of a government opportunistically using the language of counter-terrorism to crack down on legitimate dissent..."

  http://www.aljazeera.com/archive/2003/11/200849144137964340.html

 

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Mauritania awaits result of presidential vote amid controversy

 

 Mauritania awaited the results of its presidential election on Sunday with incumbent Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz expected to win handily after his main rivals boycotted a process they regard as a sham.

 http://www.thenational.ae/world/mauritania/mauritania-awaits-result-of-presidential-vote-amid-controversy

 

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Mauritania Allegedly Experiences Election Fraud

 Jul 22, 2009

In 1960, Mauritanian declared independence. Ever since then the west African nation has experienced dozens of coup d'etat attempts. Pres. Aziz is the latest victor.

 After Mauritania's July 19, 2009 presidential election, Gen. Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz announced at a press conference, "I am president of all Mauritanians." President Abdelaziz came to power one year ago through a military coup d'état. However, his opponent has made allegations that there was electoral fraud...

 http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/276333

 

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Chapter 25: Senegal

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Election fraud charges bring Senegal democracy under scrutiny

 Senegal's main opposition leader was in court recently, charged with inciting riots after February's disputed presidential election. Abdoulaye Wade argued that the court had no jurisdiction over him since he is Senegal's true president. Socialist Party incumbent Abdou Diouf stole the election through fraud, the opposition leader claimed...

... The 1988 campaign was a bitter one, with the candidates exchanging personal attacks and the opposition expressing outrage at the government's refusal to rewrite the electoral laws, which it says favor the ruling party.
``There has been fraud in all elections since independence, and with Diouf there is more fraud yet,'' said Landing Savane, a left-wing presidential candidate.
Idrissa Seck, Wade's campaign manager, complained that the Socialists had more access to the media than the opposition, that secret voting was not compulsory, and that Socialist Party personnel at the polls refused to give voting cards to opposition supporters.
Mr. Seck also claimed that the Senegalese Democratic Party has proof that Wade won 56 percent of the vote.
``The results were fabricated by the ministry of the interior,'' Seck said.
``... Mr. Wade was thrown in jail to prevent him from challenging the results'' during the legally prescribed two days after they have been confirmed by the supreme court.
The Socialists say opposition claims are just sour grapes...

 

 http://www.csmonitor.com/1988/0509/odak.html

 

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 Chapter 26: Guinea

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Guinea opposition leaders want election scrapped, citing fraud

 Oct 12, 2015

All seven opposition leaders who contested Guinea's presidential election against incumbent Alpha Conde said on Monday the result should be annulled because of fraud.

Their declaration is likely to stoke tension in the West African country, which has a history of political violence, including at the 2010 election that brought Conde to power.

Conde, who rose to power in a military coup, is favored to win a second term, although the result from Sunday's vote may be close enough to require a second round. Early results announced by radio stations so far showed Conde in the lead.


...The opposition candidates, including the main opposition leader, Cellou Dalein Diallo, told a news conference that there were numerous examples of fraud in the election.
Diallo said voters registered this year in the city of Labe in central Guinea received no voting cards and only those who voted in 2010 could cast their ballots on Sunday.

"The election was a masquerade which started yesterday and still continues today at the central (election) commission level. In these conditions, we again demand that the election be scrapped because we cannot recognize results issued through this process," Diallo said.
"We have the right to protest. We will do it. That must be clearly understood," he said, in a declaration that appeared to stop short of calling his supporters into the streets.
Two people were killed and at least 33 were wounded in Guinea on Friday in clashes between Conde and Diallo's supporters...


 

 http://www.reuters.com/article/us-guinea-election-idUSKCN0S61O720151012

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Guinea President Set to Win Re-election, as Opponents Allege Voter Fraud

 Oct 15, 2015

CONAKRY, Guinea — Even before the vote, the scales were widely seen to be tipped in favor of the incumbent.

The presence of President Alpha Condé in the national news media dwarfed that of his rivals, while the trademark yellow of his Rally of the Guinean People party dominated the potholed streets of the city center, on posters and billboards firmly reminding voters who was in charge.
As one diplomat at the French Embassy put it, “He held all the cards.”

All seven opposition candidates have gone further, condemning the vote held on Sunday as fraudulent. The president’s main rival, Cellou Dalein Diallo, pulled himself out of contention on Wednesday, and opposition supporters have clashed with the police, all before final results have been announced.

 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/16/world/africa/guinea-alpha-conde-set-to-win-re-election.html

 

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Guinea’s president re-elected in contested vote, provisional results show

  2015-10-17

Guinea's Alpha Conde has won re-election in the first round of presidential polls, according to provisional results released Friday that his main rival refused to recognise, labelling the poll "illegal..."

 http://www.france24.com/en/20151017-guinea-president-alpha-conde-reelected-election-provisional-results

 

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 Chapter 27: Sierra Leone

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Sierra Leone election: Votes seized over fraud claims

  22 November 2012

About 10% of votes from Sierra Leone's tightly contested elections have been set aside because of alleged fraud, the election head has said. 

Election commission chief Christiana Thorpe said the votes might have to be recounted following opposition complaints of ballot-stuffing.

President Ernest Bai Koroma was challenged by eight candidates in Saturday's peaceful election.
It was the third poll since a civil war which killed more than 50,000 people.

 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-20446255

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NEC Response to Opposition Parties’ Voter Fraud Claims

  November 23, 2012

As the SLPP and PMDC continue to raise hell on election malpractices, NEC urges all political parties to report grievances to the police.

http://theafricapaper.com/2012/11/23/opposition-parties-claim-voter-fraud/

 

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 Chapter 28: Liberia

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Liberia investigates 10,000 voting fraud cases

 Aug 9, 2011

Liberia's election body says it has found more than 10,000 people who registered more than once to vote in upcoming elections.

An official from the National Elections Commission said Tuesday that the commission reported the matter to judicial officials. Presidential and legislative elections are slated for later this year.
Justice Ministry official Maude Somah says the ministry is investigating.
More than 25 candidates are preparing to challenge incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
Liberia was ravaged by civil wars for years until 2003. The country is still struggling to maintain a fragile peace with the help of U.N. peacekeepers.

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-liberia-investigates-10000-voting-fraud-cases-2011aug09-story.html

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Evidence Grows in Liberia of Vote Fraud by Regime

October 23, 1985

  Evidence is mounting here that the Liberian government of Samuel K. Doe is engineering a large-scale election fraud in order to remain in power in this West African nation.

Last Tuesday, approximately one-third of Liberia's 2.1 million people spent hours standing through the heat of the day to cast ballots in what was billed as the first truly free election in Liberia's 138-year history.

A week later, many Liberians are expressing a mixture of anger and frustration at continuing charges that Doe's supporters are involved in skullduggery apparently aimed at extending his rule.
An element of suspense has also entered into the political picture--not so much over the outcome of the election, but over how the Liberian electorate will respond to a result that so many feel has been clumsily and obviously rigged...


There is also a growing feeling of suspense about how the United States will react when the results are announced. Washington heavily pressured Doe to hold the election in the first place.
The United States is the leading donor of aid to Liberia, but Congress has ruled that further appropriations for the country are dependent on "free and fair elections" and a return to civilian rule.
One of the leading opposition party candidates met Tuesday with U.S. Ambassador Edward Perkins. The substance of their conversation could not be learned.
Doe, a former master sergeant in the Liberian army, led 17 fellow noncommissioned officers in a 1980 coup that overthrew the civilian government of President William R. Tolbert Jr., whom Doe's forces then killed.
Opposition Liberian political figures say they are concerned about how the public might react to a patently bogus election result. They will not be specific about their fears but are apparently worried about anti-government demonstrations to which the regime would respond with force.
"It is becoming an outlaw situation now," an opposition party leader said. "We can't protect ourselves. We are up against the government, against people who are armed."
The most recent revelation to fuel the suspicions of Liberian voters is evidence, delivered to several Western embassies Monday, that ballots marked for Doe's three opponents in the presidential race had been burned at a village 60 miles outside Monrovia. This apparently occurred after trucks bringing the ballot boxes from up-county opposition party strongholds were diverted by lieutenants of Doe's National Democratic Party of Liberia (NDPL).
Newspapers have published photographs of the charred ballots, which opposition parties say were replaced with ballots marked for Doe. Usually reliable political observers supported claims by political parties opposed to Doe that ballot boxes were stuffed with ballots marked by Doe supporters.
"We have independent confirmation," said one of them, who spoke on condition that he not be identified, "that Liberia Action Party votes were taken out and stuffed with NDPL ballots..."

 http://articles.latimes.com/1985-10-23/news/mn-13799_1_opposition-party

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Liberian general election, 1927

  The 1927 general election was referred to as "the most rigged ever" by Francis Johnson-Morris, a modern head of the country's National Elections Commission,[6] and also made it into the Guinness Book of Records as the most fraudulent ever,[7][8] as despite there being fewer than 15,000 registered voters, King received around 240,000 votes, compared to 9,000 for Faulkner.

  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberian_general_election,_1927

 

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Chapter 29: Ghana

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Brief 11: Election Observers and Fraud in Ghana

 March 20, 2015

Ghana has held regular presidential and parliamentary elections since 1992, but is still believed to experience widespread election fraud.  Reports of suspiciously high turnout – even exceeding 100 percent – as well as other irregularities have led to legal challenges to nearly every presidential election since 1992.  Accusations have ranged from ballot stuffing and record falsification to illegal voting by minors and foreign nationals (generally from neighboring Togo).

  http://egap.org/content/brief-11-election-observers-and-fraud-ghana

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 AEP Explainer: The Phenomenon of Vote Buying in Ghana Posted : 09 Sep 2016

   09 Sep 2016

As part of Penplusbytes’ (AEPissue-based coverage of Ghana’s 2016 Elections, this explainer article provides insights and an in-depth explanation on the issue of Vote Buying, a recurring issue in Ghana’s political discourse.

  http://www.africanelections.org/ghana/news_detail.php?nws=7323&t=AEP%20Explainer:%20The%20Phenomenon%20of%20Vote%20Buying%20in%20Ghana

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Impact of Polling Station Observers on Electoral Fraud in Ghana

... Ghana’s government has operated as multi-party, democratic, and civilian-led since 1992. It is a closely contested two-party system, with the ‘New Patriotic Party’ (NPP) and the ‘National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) alternating executive power. Elections in the country have historically been extremely close; the margins of victory have been quite small relative to the size of the voting population.[iii],[iv] Incentivized in part by the narrowness of election outcomes, electoral misconduct is not uncommon. Whereas there are multiple points at the electoral process where fraud may transpire, some of the most concerted efforts to curb fraud have occurred at the polling station level...

  http://cega.berkeley.edu/evidence/impact-of-polling-station-observers-on-electoral-fraud-in-ghana/

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The 2012 Election Fraud, Manipulations ....

 July 31st, 2013

 Manipulations, Irregularities and Improprieties*
*Introduction*

Mr. Ato Dadzie, one of lawyers appearing before the Supreme Court for John Dramani Mahama, the President of Ghana whose election is under petition at the Supreme Court stated once that there has been no Smoking Gun revealed by the Petitioners. This article seeks to present the Smoking Gun facts to him and to the public and to explain why the Supreme Court will revise the results of the elections based on the evidence presented by the Petitioners and make Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, the rightful winner and President of Ghana any time this month. This article will discuss the two key elements of the Smoking Gin: the bloated voters register and the EC’s collusion, incompetence and deliberate negligence.

 

 http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/The-2012-Election-Fraud-Manipulations-281018

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 Chapter 30: Togo

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Togo leader Gnassingbe re-elected in disputed poll

  Mar 6, 2010

 Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe won re-election as leader of the West African state, preliminary results showed on Saturday, after a poll in which rivals raised suspicions of rigging.The election was seen as a test for democracy in a region that in recent weeks has seen a coup in Niger and street riots over delayed elections in Ivory Coast. Togo's last presidential poll triggered violence that killed hundreds.

  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-togo-idUSTRE62520G20100306

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  Togo "election fraud" violently protested

afrol News, 26 April - Faure Gnassingbé, the controversial candidate of the ruling party, today was declared the winner of Togo's presidential elections, held on Sunday. The announcement of the victory of Mr Gnassingbé's, the son of Togo's late dictator, today caused violent protests by the opposition, who claims the poll was rigged.

  http://afrol.com/articles/16238

 

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Chapter 31: Benin

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Benin: People Sentenced To Prison For Election Fraud

 9 March 1999

COTONOU, Benin (PANA) — Six persons were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 2 to 12 years Monday in Cotonou and Porto-Novo for engaging in fraud during registration of voters for the 30 March legislative elections.
The persons were found guilty of forgery, selling of voters' cards, registration of false names on voters' rolls and multiple voter registration, court officials said.

 http://allafrica.com/stories/199903090168.html

 

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Benin Awaits Election Results as Fraud Allegations Mount

 

Benin is awaiting results from presidential elections, as allegations of fraud are mounting. Sunday's vote started in confusion when the outgoing president said the process was lacking in transparency, but so far there is little evidence of any wrongdoing.
Officials from Benin's national elections commission say results from the first round vote are likely to be handed over to the constitutional court late Thursday or early Friday.
But in the days since Sunday's presidential election, fraud allegations that dogged the process even before the country's four million voters went to the polls continue to grow, threatening to tarnish Benin's image as a bastion of stable democracy in the region.

 http://www.voanews.com/a/a-13-2006-03-09-voa19/399914.html

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Beninese people protest against alleged election fraud, 2011

 

Time Period:  
February 2011 to April 2011

In 2011, the Independent Electoral Commission of Benin organized a new electronic voting system for the upcoming presidential election, which would require voters to be pre-registered in order to fill out their ballots. The Commission registered people by going door to door in 77 different Beninese counties. This method didn’t prove to be effective enough however, as around 1.3 million Beninese citizens were still not registered to vote. Many questioned the credibility of the voters role when such a large number of voters were unregistered by the end of February (close to election time). The election was originally going to be held on 27 February, followed by a second round on 23 March if necessary.

http://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu/content/beninese-people-protest-against-alleged-election-fraud-2011

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Elections in Benin

 ... In 2001 Kérékou was re-elected president, running as the Action Front for Renewal and Development (FARD) candidate. However, the election was marred by the withdrawal of Soglo from the run-off after he alleged fraud...

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elections_in_Benin

 

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Chapter 32: Niger

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Niger: opposition parties rejects election results

 3-24-2016

Niger opposition parties have rejected the final round of the country’s presidential and legislative elections that took place on Sunday citing fraud.
Niger’s electoral commission released results on Tuesday showing that President Mahamadou Issoufou received more than 92 percent of the runoff vote.
His rival Hama Amadou received less than 8 percent of the vote, which saw a low turnout after the opposition called for a boycott.

The candidates from the opposition parties in a statement have challenged any attempts by the incumbent President Mahamadou Issoufou to claim victory.
They have also accused the government of voter intimidation and warned of false results.
News24 reports that voter participation was a crucial issue in the Sunday’s runoff election following the opposition’s boycott call and the dramatic evacuation to France of Issoufou’s challenger, Hama Amadou.

“The people of Niger have massively rejected this sham of an election,” said the COPA 2016 opposition coalition.
The group claimed the voter turnout was a mere 11% nationwide, against the official estimate of 56%.
“The people responded positively to the boycott appeal,” the coalition statement said, calling on Issoufou to “draw the consequences of the people’s will.”

 http://www.africanews.com/2016/03/24/niger-opposition-parties-rejects-election-results/

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Chapter 33: Cameroon

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Charges of fraud in Cameroon election

 October 10, 2011
Opposition candidates Monday accused election officials of fraud and voting irregularities after Sunday's presidential election in Cameroon.
The charges came from at least three candidates who campaigned against President Paul Biya, including the main opposition candidate John Fru Ndi of the Social Democratic Front, who said fake indelible ink used for marking voters' fingers was distributed to polling stations. Similar charges came from Jean Jacque Ekindi and Dr. George Nyamndi Dobgima.
Complaints also came from voters.
Valokossa Mohamadou, 29, showed CNN how he was able to remove ink from his thumb using saliva, minutes after voting in Yaounde, the capital. Easily removable ink opens up the possibility of people voting multiple times in the West African nation.
Ndula Bertin said her name was missing from the list at a polling station.
Efforts to reach election officials by CNN about the charges were not immediately successful.
Cameroonians went to the polls Sunday amid relative peace and calm nationwide. There were threats of violence ahead of the vote.
Biya, 78, who has been in power for nearly 30 years, cast his ballot under heavy security. He is seeking another seven years in office.

 http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/10/world/africa/cameroon-elections/

 

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Cameroon election: SDF accuse Paul Biya's CPDM of fraud

 10 October 2011

  The main opposition party in Cameroon has accused the ruling party of fraud in Sunday's election, as President Paul Biya seeks to remain in power.

 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-15238067

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 Fraud Evident in Cameroon’s Recent Election

 August 3, 2007

The election took place on July 22, and concluded peacefully, with no official reports of violence, but there were small incidents such as that in Magba, north of the capital Yaounde, where an attempt was made by opposition supporters to burn ballot boxes in protest of the election corruption [4].  There were also small scuffles among voters in certain polling locations where ballots ran out [5].  Additionally, Cameroonians reported that electoral cards were distributed to minors and to those who had not picked theirs up, artificially increasing the number of people who voted.  Citizens also reported that certain voters were denied ballot cards, particularly those presumed to support the opposition party [6]. In addition to the ballot fraud, it has been made known that the indelible ink used to mark the hands of those who have already voted was not, in fact, permanent.  Consequently, people could wash their hands and then return to the polls to cast multiple votes.   

 

http://iijd.org/News%20and%20Publications%20NEWSLETTER%20ARTICLES%20folder/Newsletters/Cameroon%20Fraud%20Evident%20in%20Cameroon%20s%20Recent%20Election.html

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Chapter 34: Central African Republic

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Presidential candidates allege fraud in CAR election

 01/2016

At least 20 presidential candidates demand counting of ballots stops in election that brought hopes of stability.

Some 20 of 30 presidential candidates in the Central African Republic's election have called on authorities to stop counting the votes, alleging fraud.

 http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/01/presidential-candidates-allege-fraud-car-election-160105042551009.html

 

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C.African presidential candidate demands vote recount

  11 Jan 2016

 A top candidate in presidential elections in the Central African Republic, Martin Ziguele, wants a manual recount of first-round votes because of alleged irregularities, his party said Monday.

http://reliefweb.int/report/central-african-republic/cafrican-presidential-candidate-demands-vote-recount

 

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Chapter 35: Sudan

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Fraud Suspected In Sudan Election Results

April 20, 2010

 
Poll workers in Sudan are counting ballots cast in the first multi-party elections in 24 years. But Sudan's national government is not expected to change much once the results are announced. Election monitors agree that the vote did not meet international standards...

.. GWEN THOMPKINS: One of the best stories about vote rigging making the rounds in Khartoum is about a guy who lost an election when residents of the local graveyard voted for his opponent. It wasn't the first time that dead people had been used to throw a vote. But what got the culprits caught is that the dead voted in alphabetical order. 


And you know what the funniest part is? It happened in Georgia, and the guy who initially lost that vote was former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. The Carter Center is in Sudan to sniff out funny business at the polls. CEO John Hardman said there have been plenty of accusations so far.
Mr. JOHN HARDMAN (The Carter Center): Well, several people have mentioned multiple registrations or ghosts or even dead people on the registration list, or whatever. And we haven't seen any direct evidence. Of course, I'm not sure that we would pick that up...

 http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126126315

 

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Critics renew charges of election fraud in Sudan

April 21, 2010  

Two parties in Sudan's underdeveloped east accused the president's party on Tuesday of using fraud and intimidation to secure election victories across their region, and the White House said the vote had been beset by "serious irregularities." 

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/20/AR2010042004964.html

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'There is no such thing as an election in Sudan'

  13 April 2015

Conflict zones have been excluded from the vote and the opposition say they will boycott the ‘charade’ election. Nuba Reports speaks to those forecasting quiet polls – with no chance of change

 Voting booths across Sudan will be quiet today. Members of all opposition parties are refusing to participate in the vote, and activists are calling for a mass boycott of a “charade” election. 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/13/sudan-elections-omar-al-bashir-darfur

 

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Sudan: Flawed Elections Underscore Need for Justice

 April 26, 2010

Sudan’s President Should Be in The Hague Facing Charges Against Him

Political repression and human rights abuses across Sudan - in addition to widespread logistical failures and technical irregularities - marred Sudan's first multi-party elections in more than 20 years, Human Rights Watch said today. Sudanese authorities should urgently investigate the human rights violations and bring those responsible to justice, Human Rights Watch said.


The re-election of President Omar al-Bashir, announced April 26, 2010, has no legal effect on the International Criminal Court charges pending against him, Human Rights Watch said. In March 2009, the court issued an arrest warrant for al-Bashir on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity for his role in crimes committed in Darfur.

"Our concerns with these elections go beyond technical irregularities," said Georgette Gagnon, Africa director at Human Rights Watch. "Political oppression and human rights violations undermined the freedom and fairness of the vote all over Sudan."

During the national elections, from April 11 through 15, international and domestic election observers reported widespread logistical and administrative problems, irregularities, and allegations of fraud, including multiple-voting and ballot-stuffing. The process was especially chaotic in the south, with serious irregularities reported in most states.

In northern states, Human Rights Watch found that the National Congress Party-dominated government continued to foster a restrictive environment during the voting period through harassment, intimidation, and arrests of activists, opposition members, and election observers.
Human Rights Watch documented fewer cases of restrictions of political rights than in preceding months, but police and security officers continued to commit rights violations. Repressive laws also remained in place, contrary to requirements under the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement, which ended the civil war and brought the Sudan People's Liberation Movement, former southern rebels, into a national unity government.
https://www.hrw.org/news/2010/04/26/sudan-flawed-elections-underscore-need-justice

 

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Chapter 36: Ethiopia

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Ethiopia votes in election clouded by fraud fears

 May 23, 2010

Polls have closed in Ethiopia's first election since a 2005 contest which was marred by protests that led to the deaths of 200 people.
Voting was smooth and steady in the capital, Addis Ababa, but the opposition said there had been irregularities elsewhere in the country.
Officials have dismissed the claims.
Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, a Western ally against militants in Somalia, is seeking re-election.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10142318

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Ethiopia election marred by intimidation, say rights group

 May 25, 2010
Human Rights Watch says poll, won by Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front, was corrupted by threats.
Ethiopia's ruling party today called a rally in the capital, Addis Ababa, to celebrate its victory in national elections, but a US-based rights group claimed the ballot, carried out at the weekend, had been corrupted by irregularities...

 ...Sunday's vote had been closely watched by international observers after the contentious 2005 election, in which the opposition won an unprecedented number of parliamentary seats only to endure police crackdowns and the killing of 193 demonstrators after the votes were counted.
Neither opposition leaders nor ruling party officials could be reached immediately for comment on the results, which were announced yesterday. The opposition had previously complained of vote-rigging and intimidation on election day...
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/may/25/ethiopia-election-irregularities-claim 

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Ethiopia Elections 2015 Guide: No Western Observers To Monitor Vote Already Marred By Repression

05/22/15
 Several observers from the African Union have arrived in Ethiopia to monitor the East African country’s national elections on Sunday, which are shaping up to be anything but free and fair. There will be no international observers from Western countries, and this year's vote is largely expected to have a similar outcome to the last polls, which were peaceful and organized but marred by reports of harassment, intimidation and fraud.
 http://www.ibtimes.com/ethiopia-elections-2015-guide-no-western-observers-monitor-vote-already-marred-1933303


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Chapter 37: South Sudan

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South Sudan Voter Registration Prompts Allegations of Fraud

 High voter registration figures in South Sudan have prompted accusations of irregularities from ruling parties of the North and South. A number of southern states registered more voters than official census data indicated could vote there, a result seemingly pointing to either electoral fraud or a seriously flawed census count.
http://www.voanews.com/a/south-sudan-voter-registratios-fraud-21dec09-79829652/416604.html

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Chapter 38: Kenya

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Kenya election officials charged over faulty vote count equipment

 Oct 30, 2013

The chief executive of Kenya's electoral commission was charged on Wednesday over a $15 million tender for equipment that was meant to prevent vote fraud during March's presidential election but broke down during the count.

The new technology was aimed at avoiding the violent disputes that led to 1,200 deaths after the election five years ago. Previous votes in Kenya have also been dogged by "ghost" voters, stuffed ballot boxes and rigging at the final tally.


 http://www.reuters.com/article/us-kenya-elections-fraud-idUSBRE99T0Q720131030

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Voting Irregularities in Kenya Election Are Confirmed, Adding Fuel to Dispute

 MARCH 29, 2013

 The landmark legal challenge to Kenya’s presidential election wrapped up on Friday, and the last bits of evidence confirmed what many had suspected from the beginning: there were definitely voting irregularities, but were they big enough to change the outcome?

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/30/world/africa/voting-irregularities-in-kenya-election-are-confirmed.html

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Kibaki 'stole' Kenyan election through vote-rigging and fraud

 22 January 2008


Systematic electoral fraud including vote-rigging in a third of all constituencies, stuffed ballot boxes and election officials changing results had a decisive impact on the outcome of the Kenyan elections, an investigation by The Independent can reveal.
In 88 of the 210 constituencies, turnout was at least 1,000 votes higher in the presidential election than in the parliamentary poll conducted at the same time. This amounted to a total of 380,944 votes, considerably more than President Mwai Kibaki's winning margin of 231,728. Even when suspect voting practices in opposition candidate Raila Odinga's strongholds are accounted for, the extra votes for Mr Kibaki total about 350,000.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/kibaki-stole-kenyan-election-through-vote-rigging-and-fraud-772349.html

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Chapter 39: Uganda

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Uganda: How Elections Were 'Rigged'

 29 February 2016

Besigye-Museveni 2016 showdown marred by cases of pre-ticked ballots, acute delay of voting materials, ballot stuffing, betrayal by agents

Opposition stalwart Kizza Besigye has said that the February 18 general election was the worst in Uganda's history. But how was the election rigged? Collating anecdotal evidence, SADAB KITATTA KAAYA attempts to explain how the alleged rigging happened.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201602291768.html 


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Ugandan elections marred by shambolic polls and claims of fraud

 2/22/2016

Polling irregularities, plus criticisms that the electoral commission is weighted towards Yoweri Museveni, could make a mockery of democracy in Uganda.

Uganda’s national electoral commission (EC) is once again under intense scrutiny after a messy presidential election that effectively locked out hundreds of thousands of voters in opposition strongholds – to the benefit of Yoweri Museveni, the incumbent.
Museveni, in power for the past 30 years, campaigned on a slogan of “Steady progress”, but, according to many observers, Thursday’s election reeked of democratic stagnation or even regression.

More than Museveni’s widely expected victory, the shambolic exercise has raised questions about the efficacy of elections as a means of choosing leaders in post-military political systems...

... Mbabazi cited several irregularities, including alleged marking of ballot papers in favour of Museveni, inaccurate tallying by presiding officers, concealment of results declaration forms and late arrival of election materials at polling stations.
The latter was the most eye-catching and inexplicable flaw, especially because it mostly affected opposition strongholds in districts around the capital, Kampala, and key municipalities.
These are highly urban areas where, according to opinion polls, Besigye had his highest approval ratings and Museveni his lowest.
In some polling stations within 4km of the headquarters of the electoral commission, voting started as much as five or six hours late. This led to suspicion by voters – and statements by party leaders – that the flaw was a ploy by authorities to disenfranchise predominantly opposition voters...



https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/feb/22/ugandan-elections-polls-fraud-yoweri-museveni

 

 

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 Chapter 40: Democratic Republic of Congo

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Fraud allegations as DR Congo voting extended

Opposition calls for annulment of election over 'irregularities' as poll extended to second day due to poor organisation.

 Election officials have started counting votes in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) chaotic elections, while some voters were still casting their ballots in a poll tainted by disorganisation, violence and claims of fraud. 

Voting continued on Tuesday as thousands of voters who had not been able to vote on Monday returned to polling stations.
Four out of the 11 presidential candidates have demanded the annulment of elections due to alleged irregularities.

 http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2011/11/20111129115053539900.html

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Carter Center: DRC Presidential Election Results Lack Credibility

December 09, 2011

 
The Carter Center finds the provisional presidential election results announced by the Independent National Election Commission (CENI) on Dec. 9 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to lack credibility. CENI results point to the re-election of incumbent President Joseph Kabila with 49 percent of the vote followed by Etienne Tshisekedi with 32 percent and Vital Kamerhe with 7.7 percent. Voter turnout was 58 percent.


https://www.cartercenter.org/news/pr/drc-121011.html

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Congolese Vote Marred by Violence, Allegations of Fraud

  November 27, 2011

 Voting in the Democratic Republic of Congo was marred by violence Monday, allegations of fraud, and failures to deliver ballots...

 http://www.voanews.com/a/polls-open-in-drc-elections-134576843/148841.html

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Chapter 41: Zambia

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Zambia presidential challenger alleges election fraud

 12 Aug 2016

  Zambian presidential challenger Hakainde Hichilema alleged election fraud on Friday, accusing poll officials and the ruling party of colluding over delayed results in the neck-and-neck race.

 

The allegations by Hichilema are set to further stoke tensions between supporters of his United Party for National Development (UPND) and those of President Edgar Lungu’s Patriotic Front (PF).
Zambia is known for its relative stability, but the election campaign was marked by weeks of clashes between the rival groups, with at least three people killed in the run-up to Thursday’s vote.
“The ECZ (Electoral Commission of Zambia) is somehow conniving… to delay the release of results so that PF thugs armed with guns take over the polling stations at night and write fake results,” Hichilema told reporters in Lusaka.
“They are trying to generate the results.”
Hichilema, a wealthy businessman who is making his fifth attempt to win the presidency, narrowly lost a snap election to Lungu last year by less than 28,000 votes.
This year, he alleged that his campaign was suppressed by the authorities banning his rallies, arresting party leaders and through biased state media coverage.
Election day — which saw nine candidates run for president — was peaceful, with Zambian officials repeatedly issuing calls for calm to try to avoid a violent reaction to the results.
Early results were due to be announced on Friday afternoon, but were delayed several times until they started to trickle in during the evening.

http://www.breitbart.com/news/zambia-presidential-challenger-alleges-election-fraud/ 



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Zambia elections: Opposition UPND alleges fraud

 
15 August 2016

Zambia's main opposition party has alleged fraud in Thursday's presidential vote and called for a recount of votes in the capital Lusaka.

The UPND party, led by Hakainde Hichilema, has withdrawn from the ballot verification process.
President Edgar Lungu, of the governing PF party, holds a slim lead over his rival Mr Hichilema, with votes counted in more than 80% of constituencies.

  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-37082475

 

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Chapter 42: Angola

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Angola's Polls Close Amid Claims of Irregularities

 

 Polls have closed in Angola in parliamentary elections that are expected to return the ruling party and President Jose Eduardo dos Santos to power.The main opposition party plans to challenge the results.

Friday was made a national holiday in Angola to allow 9.7 million registered voters, half of the country's population, to vote in only the third elections since Angola gained independence from Portugal in 1975.

Several irregularities were reported during voting hours. Some poll stations opened with more than one hour delay, and some voters were not sure of the place they were supposed to be casting ballots.

The main opposition party, UNITA, led by Isaias Samakuva, used these incidents to fuel its claims of fraud.

 

http://www.voanews.com/a/angola-votes-in-presidential-election/1499108.html

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Angola Opposition Charges Fraud in the Election

  As Angola's governing party appeared poised to win this country's elections, leaders of the main opposition group said tonight that the balloting had been rigged and vowed not to accept the results.

  http://www.nytimes.com/1992/10/06/world/angola-opposition-charges-fraud-in-the-election.html

 

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Angolan election: opposition gains ground despite malpractice

 

  Angola is preparing to swear in a new government after elections on 31 August in which official results gave 71% of the vote to the ruling MPLA. The results may look like a landslide by any normal standards, but the implications are more complicated. First, questions about electoral fraud have yet to be answered and will likely never be answered. Second, if we do accept the official results, they indicate a substantial swing towards the opposition: a swing that reflects an unprecedented level of political debate and civic participation over the past year and a half.

  http://democracyinafrica.org/angolan-election-opposition-gains-ground-despite-malpractice/

 

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 Chapter 43: Malawi

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Malawi Poll Results to be Recounted After Alleged Voter Fraud

 26 May 2014

The country's electoral commission will perform a recount of the results of the elections after President Joyce Banda called for an annulment due to alleged irregularities.

http://allafrica.com/view/group/main/main/id/00030576.html

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Malawi president alleges vote fraud

 May 22, 2014

 Malawi's president on Thursday demanded a vote recount after alleging the national election in the southern African nation this week was marred by rigging, though the election commission dismissed her allegation.

 

 http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-malawi-president-alleges-vote-fraud-2014may22-story.html

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Malawi court blocks President Banda election annulment

 24 May 2014

Malawi's High Court has rejected a decision by President Joyce Banda to annul this week's general election - in which she was a candidate.

Ms Banda had earlier said Tuesday's vote had been marred by rigging, multiple voting and computer-hacking. 

She said a new vote should be held within 90 days but she would not stand again in any new poll.


 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-27556155

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 Chapter 44: Mozambique

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Mozambique elections: Allegations of fraud

 

  Mozambique's main opposition party said it found an incident of possible fraud during voting in the national election on Wednesday.

Renamo officials at a polling station in the northwestern Tete province say they prevented boxes stuffed with ballots already marked in favor of the Frelimo candidate, Filipe Nyusi, from entering a local polling station. Some Renamo officials were arrested and others reported the incident to international observers.

  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-2793842/Mozambique-election-Voting-begins-peacefully.html

 

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  "Massive vote rigging" alleged in Mozambique

 

afrol News, 9 December - The presidential elections in Mozambique are turning into the same pattern as the controversial 1999 poll as opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama today again alleged "massive fraud" and demanded a re-run. Large delays in the final and national tabulation process, where international observers have been excluded, raised the suspicions.
International election observers for more than one month have urged the National Electoral Commission (CNE) to let them oversee the entire election process, including the final and national tabulation process organised by the CNE in Maputo. If not admitted to this final phase, observers would be prevented from "certifying the results as representing the will of the electorate," the Carter Centre warned earlier this week.

The threat of a repetition of the controversial 1999 poll became true today. The CNE was expected to publish the results from last week's poll several days ago, but the national tabulation process is going slowly. Already yesterday, Vaughan Lewis, heading the Commonwealth election observers' team in Mozambique, warned that further delay in counting would lead to suspicions about the process.

Today, Mr Dhlakama - leader of the RENAMO opposition party and main challenger to the ruling party's presidential candidate - said he had sufficient evidence to allege "massive fraud" in the election counting process.

So far, the CNE has refused to publish any figures, saying the final results of the poll were to be announced on 17 December. Initial unofficial results, however, have suggested that Armando Guebuza- the candidate of the ruling FRELIMO party - is far ahead of Mr Dhlakama.

The RENAMO leader late on Wednesday withdrew his party's observers from the tabulation process at regional counting centres in Mozambique. He alleged manipulations to the software used to tabulate the votes, claiming that passwords to computers containing a database of results had been altered.

Consequently, the CNE stopped the counting process. Late today, the CNE however announced that the tabulation had been resumed due to negotiations with RENAMO. Antonio Carrasco, the technical leader of the CNE, told the press in Maputo that the problem had not been of a technological manner or related to fraud, but "serious problems of misunderstanding" by the RENAMO leadership.

- However, these problems have slowly been overcome, said Mr Carrasco. The CNE official criticised RENAMO for "creating obstacles" to the counting process. These "misunderstandings" by the opposition would result in another two to three days delay of the publication of the election results, he added.


 

  http://www.afrol.com/articles/14951

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Fraud charges beset Mozambique polls

 10/ 2014

Opposition parties say government officials stuffed ballot boxes and abused campaign workers in closely-fought election.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2014/10/fraud-charges-beset-mozambique-polls-2014101624455154339.html

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 Chapter 45: Zimbabwe

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Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe election victory was a 'masterclass in electoral fraud'

  2 August 2013

Opponents claim  Zanu-PF conned its way to power – rather than taking it by force.

... This is much more subtle than past poll fixes, when ZANU-PF literally muscled out its opponents. By 2008, when Tsvangirai won the first round of the presidential election but was forced to withdraw after an outbreak of violence by Mugabe henchmen, this method was looking too crude.
“When Mugabe used violence in 2008, he lost legitimacy, so he found to find other ways to win,” said Pedzisai Ruhanya, from the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute, a Harare-based think tank.“What we have seen is a masterclass in electoral fraud. It is chicanery, organised theft and electoral authoritarianism.”

Crucially, being violence-free earned the election a qualified thumbs up from electoral observers from neighbouring African nations. Yesterday, the head of the African Union’s 70-member mission, Olusegun Obasanjo, hailed the peaceful voting while downplaying other incidences, saying they were not enough to affect the overall result...

 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/robert-mugabes-zimbabwe-election-victory-was-a-masterclass-in-electoral-fraud-8744348.html

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Zimbabwe election: A guide to rigging allegations

  7 August 2013

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has been declared the winner of the 31 July elections, with 61% of the vote and his Zanu-PF party gaining a two-thirds majority in parliament, but the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has claimed massive fraud and says it will go to court...

... On the voters' roll, the MDC says it has found 838,000 entries with the same name, address and date of birth but different ID number, 350,000 people who are more than 85 years old and 109,000 aged over 100 - including a 135-year-old army officer. The BBC has seen a copy of a constituency roll for Mount Pleasant in the capital, Harare, with several duplicate names listed...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-23591941

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  Chapter 46: Namibia

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ALLEGED VOTER INTIMIDATION, RIGGING CLOUD NAMIBIAN ELECTION CAMPAIGN

 

...  The allegations have also raised serious questions about the effectiveness of the 4,650-man U.N. peace-keeping force here. UNTAG has been monitoring the election process since it started April 1. Many of Namibia's 1.1 million blacks, who comprise 90 percent of the population, incorrectly perceive the UNTAG police and military forces as being responsible for maintaining law and order during the transition period. In fact, under the peace agreement that evolved out of U.N. Security Council Resolution 435, the U.N. peace-keepers can do little more than monitor the activities of the territorial police and report their findings to U.N. officials in New York. The South African-led territorial police, fiercely loyal to the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance party that has ruled Namibia under Pretoria's guidance for the past four years, will continue to enforce the law until independence, which could take months after the constituent assembly election. In the Joseph case, the local UNTAG police force did respond to the pleas of his neighbors to try to save him. But, according to the unit commander, Netherlands Army Maj. Jan van der Weerd, the territorial police at first refused to allow his men inside Joseph's shanty. In any case, he said, Joseph was already dead. When asked for his conclusions about the killing, van der Weerd said, "I monitor, I don't make conclusions. We can report them {the police}, but we can't stop them. We can only report their behavior." While van der Weerd's interpretation of UNTAG's limitations under Resolution 435 is correct, the shooting of Joseph and allegations of U.N. indifference to other alleged incidents of police excesses and intimidation have drawn the U.N. peace-keepers into the middle of the election campaign as a focal issue. SWAPO officials complain that U.N. special representative Martti Ahtisaari should adopt a more forceful position against police intimidation and alleged South African election rigging and bring more international pressure on Pretoria to guarantee a free and fair vote. "The registration process is increasingly being rigged. It will definately influence the outcome of the election," complained Hidipo Hamutenya, SWAPO's director of mobilization and information. He added, "UNTAG just is not keen to investigate. They do not want any fights. They are running away from the issues." Hamutenya said Koevoet units in armored vehicles routinely raid villages in northern Namibia's strongly pro-SWAPO Ovamboland, ostensibly searching for SWAPO "terrorists" who returned from Angola under an amnesty program. While making their search, he said, the Koevoet members often beat up villagers and warn them not to vote against the Turnhalle party. SWAPO officials and independent election monitors also complained that government election officials routinely refuse to register voters from known pro-SWAPO areas because of slight irregularities in their application forms or because they produce church birth certificates instead of those issued by hospitals. The monitors point out that most rural Namibians are not born in hospitals, and that church certificates are all that they can produce. However, Hishan Omayad, UNTAG's director of elections, said that only 300 people out of the 540,000 voters registered so far have been refused registration and that U.N. registration monitors are "exercising their broad powers of discretion very effectively" in enrolling voters. There have also been repeated allegations -- so far largely unsupported by hard evidence -- that up to 40,000 Angolan nationals have been issued identity cards and are being brought across the border to register and vote for the Turnhalle party. SWAPO's Hamutenya alleged in an interview that "foreigners" from the southern Angola bush headquarters of the South African-backed National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) have been trucked across the border to register, although neither UNTAG officials nor independent monitors were able to describe any specific sightings of such border crossings. Omayad, the UNTAG elections director, denied that any Angolans crossing the border recently had been registered...

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1989/08/11/alleged-voter-intimidation-rigging-cloud-namibian-election-campaign/91383d1f-0ab7-48fd-8999-de6834b39f35/

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Court to rule on election fraud evidence (Namibia)

  30 May 2013

The Regional Court in Katutura, hearing the alleged fraudulent registration of a voter during the Omuthiya local authority election, will today decide whether a copy of a registration form can be handed in as an exhibit.

  The defence has argued that it should not be allowed as an exhibit. State attorney Ed Marondedze alleged the signature on the registration form with which Magnus Nangombe, one of the accused in the matter, was registered as a voter, was forged.

  https://www.namibiansun.com/news/court-to-rule-on-election-fraud-evidence

 

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Chapter 47: South Africa 

 

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Ballot Fraud Casts Shadow on S. Africa Vote

May 06, 1994

 

 Whoever stuffed the ballot boxes in the Zulu strongholds of northern Natal last week did a good job--too good perhaps.

"There were sealed ballot boxes in which there were 3,000-odd votes, and all the ballots were neatly stacked up inside," explained John Wills, a lawyer and election observer in Empangeni. "It's physically impossible if people are voting one by one."
Wills also found "widespread indications" of voters casting ballots under the legal age of 18, and scores of full ballot boxes "coming from polling stations that didn't officially exist," he said in a telephone interview Thursday.

Growing evidence of other polling abuses, compounded by computer sabotage, communications snafus and mind-boggling confusion, has begun to tarnish the golden glow of South Africa's historic all-race election. Six days after the counting began, there are still no certified results to back African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela's claim of victory Monday as the nation's first black president.

 Instead, counting and reporting of returns--which stopped for 32 hours Tuesday and Wednesday--stalled again all day Thursday as outside auditors and computer experts swarmed into offices of the Independent Electoral Commission in hopes of sorting out what increasingly appears a case of poor planning, chaotic administration and inadequate safeguards.

 http://articles.latimes.com/1994-05-06/news/mn-54514_1_ballot-fraud

 

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IEC shuts down ballot fraud suspicion in NMB

  4 August 2016

 The African National Congress reported earlier on Thursday that they had found marked ballot papers outside of a voting station in Port Elizabeth. 

However, IEC officials in a media briefing at 5pm said that the ballot papers were within their custody at the provincial results operations centre and recorded appropriately.
"Boxes found in Lamontville were at a recycling spot," said Sy Mamabolo, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer.

The IEC says there’s nothing sinister about it and they were done with them.
Officials did concede that they would have needed those ballots in the event of a recount.
ANC party officials there say they are waiting for a decision from their national leadership on the course of action.

 

 https://www.enca.com/south-africa/iec-shuts-down-ballot-fraud-suspicion-in-nmb

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'The ANC does not win elections, it steals them'

 

 1 December 2015

 

 

Opposition parties have welcomed the Constitutional Court’s decision to set aside the controversial by-elections results in Tlokwe, which it has found were not free and fair.
With few months left before the local government elections, the opposition parties have demanded that a transparent and open mechanism be put in place to safeguard the integrity of the elections.
The Constitutional Court on Monday set aside the by-elections conducted on September 12, 2013, in ward 18 and on December 10, 2013 in wards one, four, 11, 12, 13 and 20.
The case was reportedly brought by eight unsuccessful candidates, who had complained about the voter registration process, including a delay in receiving the segments of the national voter’s roll which did not include residential addresses for any of the voters, rendering it difficult, if not impossible for candidates to find, visit and canvas voters. The independent candidates included former ANC councilors expelled in July 2013 for participating in removing ANC mayor Maphetle Maphetle...

  http://mg.co.za/article/2015-12-01-the-anc-does-not-win-elections-it-steals-them

 

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 Section 3: Europe & Asia

 

 

 

 

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 Chapter 48: Bulgaria

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Bulgaria to elect new parliament in the wake of wiretapping and vote-rigging scandals

 May 12, 2013

... Bulgaria has been led by a caretaker government since February, when Boiko Borisov, who guided his Citizens for Bulgaria's European Development party to victory in 2009, resigned as prime minister amid sometimes violent protests against poverty, high utility bills and corruption.
The ex-ruling party has seen its reputation tarnished further since prosecutors alleged that former Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov was responsible for illegally eavesdropping on political opponents during his term. Media leaks have also fueled suspicion that Borisov may have tried to interfere with the case.

But perhaps more than anything, Borisov's party may struggle to win the public's confidence due to economic issues. Six years after Bulgaria's entry into the European Union, the Balkan state of 7.3 million remains the bloc's poorest member.

Bulgarians have been angry over austerity measures designed to reduce public debt, which have meant cuts in health care and education programs.
Many Bulgarians feel squeezed by low wages — the lowest in the EU at 400 euros ($524) a month — and relentless inflation. They feel betrayed by promises that joining the EU would bring them a better life. Now, more than 22 percent of the people live below the official poverty line.
According to official statistics, the unemployment rate is 12 percent, but experts suggest that the real rate is more than 18 percent.

Allegations of vote-rigging that have accompanied elections in the past prompted five major former opposition parties to seek an independent vote count; the first such count since 1990 will be conducted by the Austrian agency SORA. More than 250 international observers will be monitoring Sunday's election.

On Saturday, prosecutors stormed a printing house and seized 350,000 ballots that were printed over the legally fixed number.

The country's president urged Bulgarians to vote in large numbers to counter possible vote-buying practices that could influence the outcome of the race.
"As many as the scenarios may be, these do not stand any chance against millions of Bulgarians who can cast their votes for their own country and its future," Rosen Plevneliev said after casting his ballot...


 http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/05/12/bulgaria-to-elect-new-parliament-in-wake-wiretapping-and-vote-rigging-scandals.html

 

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The price of a vote in a Bulgarian pub

 9 June 2015

You might not look twice if you saw a politician in your pub ordering a drink, but what about if they were trying to buy votes? Sadly, such a scenario might not be surprising to people living in one village in Bulgaria.
Ahead of the 2014 Bulgarian parliamentary election, Transparency International Bulgaria received a call from a concerned citizen about a vote-buying scheme targeting the minority Roma population in a small village.
According to the witness, a local pub owner was selected by a political party to coordinate the scheme in this village. Each person who voted for the political party would reportedly receive US$40.00-55.00 per vote. The catch was that the pub owner had to ensure the political party would win in that village. If they didn’t win, the money wouldn’t be paid out.
Transparency International Bulgaria immediately alerted law enforcement authorities. The regional police department initiated an investigation, successfully targeting the perpetrators to ensure the scheme would fail and not interfere with the election – which was only a matter of days away.

 http://www.transparency.org/news/feature/the_price_of_a_vote_in_a_bulgarian_pub

 

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Prosecutors Confirm Massive Voting Fraud Attempt in Bulgaria

  May 12, 2013

Bulgarian prosecutors have confirmed that there was indeed an attempt for large-scale election fraud ahead of the country’s key Parliament vote on Sunday.
The Supreme Prosecutor's Office of Cassation has told bTV that the questionable ballots seized in a printing house on Saturday were not “printing spoilage”, as the printing house’s owner had claimed.

A scandal erupted on the eve of the election day, as local authorities stormed a printing house and seized 350,000 illegally printed ballots just hours before the vote.
The questionable ballots were seized from the premises of Multiprint, the company commissioned by the government to print the official election ballots. The company had to print and deliver all ballots to the district administrations by May 8.

Multiprint is owned by a municipal councilor from the center-right GERB party.
The owner, Yordan Bonchev, insisted that the said ballots had to be discarded over printing flaws and had to be kept in sealed packages at the printing house as the public tender rules postulated.
On Sunday, however, prosecutors confirmed that the seized ballots were ready to be brought out and transported. They said they had discovered the actual printing spoilage in the printing house.
Bulgarian opposition leaders stated on Saturday that the confiscated ballots were part of an attempted election fraud by the GERB party of former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. GERB has denied the accusations.

Bulgarians are voting in a tight snap election in which no party is expected to win a majority to form a government. Recent opinion polls indicate that GERB and the Bulgarian Socialist Party are nearly tied.

 

 http://www.novinite.com/articles/150286/Prosecutors+Confirm+Massive+Voting+Fraud+Attempt+in+Bulgaria

 

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  Chapter 49: Greece

 

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The Greek Elections and the EU Bailout: From Hope to Fear and Despair. Greece’s National Wealth For Sale

January and September 2015

 

Eight months will have passed since the election of Syriza onJanuary 25 up to the snap elections in September. During that time Syriza’s leaders play-acted their ‘opposition to austerity’ and then knelt down in submission to the ‘Troika’.
The contrast between January and now is dramatic: Syriza’s leader, Prime Minister Alexi Tsipras, aroused joy and great hope among the Greek voters with his promises to end Greece’s subjugation to the European oligarchs (the “Troika”) but now convokes snap elections exploiting the pervasive fear and misery among the population. Greeks confront a future of even greater impoverishment and despair with an entire generation bound up and delivered to forty years of debt slavery and colonial subjugation by their elected Syriza leaders.
In January, Syriza swept into office on its promise of ‘change’ without specifics. ‘Change’ turned out to be an empty slogan. Changes did take place: Changes for the worse! Since his election, Tsiprasemptied the Greek Treasury to pay the EU bankers; stripped pension and municipal funds to meet IMF obligations and, worse yet, he allowed the flight of over 40 billion Euros to be transferred from Greek banks to overseas accounts – essentially de-capitalizing the financial system.
The linguistic perversion of “change” was not the worst of Syriza’s contribution to the corruption and discredit of the European left. Its slavish pillage of the economy shocked and confused the impoverished Greek majority. The voters had expected Syriza and its radical phrasemongers to do the opposite – to save the national economy and lead the country!
For a while Tsipras’s submission and betrayal was disguised by his theatrical poses of the ‘tough negotiator’ with the German bankers.  His perpetual boyish grin, frozen on his face, as if to reassure his followers: “You can trust me. I will make sure Madame Merkel and company do not shove another bristly cucumber up your backsides!” Tsipras feigned resistance before the bankers, setting a stylistic template for other Syriza legislators, who likewise ‘protested and submitted’. They too came to believe that ‘their efforts’ (and not their results) deserved public approval!
Between February and April, Tsipras endured stern lectures from his overlords in the EU, returning to Greece with his silly grin and empty pockets.
Tsipras did everything possible to distract, to entertain, to bluster and deceive Syriza’s befuddled supporters.
Tsipras resorted to radical rhetoric, empty gestures and verbal defiance.
His emotional outburst were just ‘hollow farts’ (kfes pourdes in demotic Greek) in the poetic language of an insightful, indignant grandmother whose pension had been cut by 40%!
Syriza bent and broke before the predictable intransigence of their German overlords and their 28 rubber-stamping, vassal states. Syriza got nothing and worse. The more they talked, the less they achieved…
Tsipras broke the Greek financial system and then declared defeat, but not before mounting one more grand electoral fraud. Syriza announced a popular ‘referendum’ on the EU dictates and 61% of the Greek voters said ‘no’ to the EU demands. But Tsipras immediately said yes!
Tsipras accepted the complete sell-off –-‘privatization’– of all the strategic, lucrative, major and minor public enterprises, properties and sources of Greek national wealth.

  http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-greek-elections-and-the-eu-bailout-from-hope-to-fear-and-despair-greeces-national-wealth-for-sale/5471926

 

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Greg Palast on US Election Fraud and Neoliberalism Gone Amok in Latin America and Greece

 
27 June 2016

Bestselling author and investigative journalist Greg Palast is no stranger to electoral shenanigans. Through an extensive investigation of the elimination of tens of thousands of largely low-income and voters of color from the electoral rolls in Florida prior to the 2000 presidential elections, Palast uncovered the ways in which electoral outcomes -- and democracy itself -- are increasingly manipulated by powerful interests in the United States.
Palast is also no stranger to neoliberal shenanigans, having investigated the actions of institutions such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, and the destructive effects of the austerity policies that they have promoted. In this exclusive interview, Palast discusses both of the above issues, including his upcoming crowdfunded documentary on election theft in the US, and the destructive effects of neoliberalism in Latin America, Puerto Rico and Greece.

 

  http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/36580-greg-palast-on-us-election-fraud-and-neoliberalism-gone-amok-in-latin-america-and-greece

 

 

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Chapter 50: Turkey

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Turkish Official Blames Election Night Power Outages On A Cat

 04/01/2014

 

ISTANBUL — After Turks went to the polls in a round of contentious local elections on Sunday, power outages forced some voting centers to count votes by candlelight. Accusations of election fraud ran rampant, especially in the closely-watched races in the capital. In an attempt to ease voter worry, Turkey’s Energy Minister Taner Yıldız has now come forward with a culprit for the power cuts: a cat.
“I am not joking, friends,” he said, according to the Agence France-Presse. “A cat walked into a transformer unit. That’s why there was a power cut. It’s not the first time this has happened.”
The statement prompted widespread ridicule and anger among Turks who are increasingly at odds with controversial Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling party. The local elections were widely seen as a referendum on Erdogan’s 11-year rule, and the party emerged victorious despite months of anti-government protests and a dramatic corruption scandal that appeared to implicate Erdogan in fraud. Many Turks are skeptical about the power outages that occurred in major city centers, with some people alleging that the government tampered with vote counting.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/01/turkey-election-power-outages-cat_n_5068226.html

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Turkey’s Election Results Stink of Fraud

November 3, 2015

As news of irregularities comes in, Michael Rubin of AEI summed up the problems at Commentary: Turkish political analysts attribute Erdoğan’s cheating quotient at around 5 percent — that takes into account stuffed ballots, shenanigans on the state-run Turkish Airlines as it transports ballots from abroad, disappeared ballot boxes from opposition-run towns and districts, and pretty much everything involving the mayor of Ankara. In the case of Sunday’s elections, it appears that Erdoğan’s AKP won the votes of hundreds of thousands of dead people. Given the history of fraud in Turkey’s elections, that this one was rigged comes as no shock, especially as rumors swirled in advance about sophisticated efforts to manipulate the results. (For methods, think the Volkswagen emissions scam.)

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/426504/turkeys-election-results-stink-fraud-daniel-pipes

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Clashes, Fraud Rumors as Erdogan’s Ruling Party Takes Turkish Election

 1 Nov 2015

 http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/11/01/clashes-fraud-rumors-as-erdogans-ruling-party-takes-turkish-election/

 

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Electoral fraud and violence during the Turkish general election, June 2015

 

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_fraud_and_violence_during_the_Turkish_general_election,_June_2015

In the run-up to, during and after the Turkish general election of June 2015, numerous accusations of electoral fraud and violence were made by opposition parties. Electoral fraud in Turkey has usually been most extensive during local elections, where individual votes have significantly larger impact in determining local administrations. Although the 2014 presidential election saw little evidence of electoral misconduct, issues regarding voter records as well as extensive media bias have been controversial issues that have remained largely unaddressed.[1] In both the local and presidential elections in 2014, several voters reported that ballot papers had been sent to addresses that are wrong or do not exist as well as voters that have been dead for a substantial amount of time.[2][3]
In March 2015, an unnamed AKP source close to one of the party's deputy leaders Süleyman Soylu revealed that his party had staged electoral fraud during the 2014 local elections and claimed that several AKP employees were uncomfortable with their tactics. The source claimed that the party had a 5-point plan for every election.
  • The use of bogus opinion polls
  • The intentional miscalculation of votes during counting, resulting in incorrect results being recorded and sent to the electoral council
  • The bribery or threatening of returning officers to stop the miscounting being reported to the authorities
  • The misleading announcement of the AKP's scale of victory early on in the election night to demotivate opposition counting observers and incentivising them to abandon the ballot boxes
  • The use of fake addresses and dead people as voters
The source also confirmed that the sharp rise in electricity cuts during election nights were deliberate and were intended to disrupt the counting process.[4][5]
Several candidates and party offices were all subject to politically motivated attacks, culminating in the death of 4 supporters of the pro-Kurdish and pro-minority Peoples' Democratic Party after two bombs exploded during a rally in Diyarbakır on 5 June. The interference of President Erdoğan, who was accused of covertly campaigning for the AKP under the guise of 'public opening' rallies, was also controversial since the President is constitutionally required to exercise political neutrality.

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Bulgaria with Emerging Election Fraud over Voting in Turkey

  July 5, 2009, Sunday

A new type of election fraud is emerging in Bulgaria as the Bulgarians vote in Parliamentary Elections on Sunday, July 5.
Several cases from around the country have been reported in which people attempting to cast their votes appeared to have been crossed out from the election lists because they had submitted requests to be allowed to vote in Turkey.
However, the victims claim that they had never submitted any requests to vote in Turkey (the requests in question have been submitted from Turkey before the respective deadline). Some of the victims claim they had never been to Turkey in their lives.
Four such cases have been reported in the Danube city of Ruse, one in the northeast city of Dobrich, and another one - in the southern city of Kardzhali. The respective authorities are investigating the cases but the victims of the fraud most likely will be unable to cast their votes before the closing of the polls.

 http://www.novinite.com/articles/105384/Bulgaria+with+Emerging+Election+Fraud+over+Voting+in+Turkey

 

 

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Chapter 51:  Romania

 

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Fraud concern over Romania vote 

 29 November, 2004

European election observers say they have some concerns about the conduct of parliamentary and presidential elections in Romania. The OSCE observers said that although the election was well organised and professional, it may have been possible for some people to vote more than once.
With around half of the vote counted, the Social Democrats (PSD) have a small lead over the centrist opposition.
The presidential race looks set for a second round on 12 December.
The Social Democrats leader, and current prime minister, Adrian Nastase, is narrowly ahead of the centrist opposition Justice and Truth Alliance candidate, Traian Basescu.
While the Social Democrats announced their victory after exit polls on Sunday night, Mr Basescu believes he and his party still have a chance of winning.

He also called for an inquiry into voting irregularities.
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) which has 18 international observers from 13 states at the elections, raised a number of issues.
"While the democratic election process appears to be further consolidated in Romania, some procedural concerns have been raised regarding suspension of the use of voter cards," said OSCE ambassador Stephen Nash.

  "In the context of a closely contested election, this has the potential to affect public confidence,"
The independent Pro-Democracy Association, which had 3,300 monitors at polling stations, has also raised concerns about how allowing voters to use any polling station in the country could have opened the door to multiple voting. 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4049061.stm

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Romanian president's re-election sparks allegations of fraud

President Traian Basescu has been re-elected in a neck-and-neck runoff against challenger Mircea Geoana. But his rival's party says there has been election rigging and will contest the result.
Center-right incumbent Traian Basescu has won a presidential runoff with his left-wing challenger Mircea Geoana by a razor-thin margin, prompting accusations of electoral fraud.
Basescu scored 50.37 percent versus 49.63 for his rival, final results from the Romanian Central Election Bureau showed.
But Geoana's Social Democratic Party said it had proof of fraud and would contest the result.
One of the practices it complains of is "electoral tourism," in which individuals vote in more than one polling district.
"We have proof of fraud," senior party member Liviu Dragnea told a press conference. "The exit poll, the large number of anulled votes... massive electoral tourism and other things obviously forced us to contest the result."
"Romanians voted for Mircea Geoana, but Basescu's state apparatus is trying to make him the winner through fraud," Dragnea said.

  http://www.eurodialogue.eu/osce/Romanian-president-re-election-sparks-allegations-of-fraud

 

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Romania in turmoil: massive election fraud charged

 December 9, 2009

Incumbent President Traian Basescu speaks to media at the Cotroceni Presidential palace in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009. The loser in Romania's presidential race, ex-foreign minister Mircea Geoana, alleges "massive fraud" in Romania's presidential election. Geoana claims there was multiple voting, the creation of thousands of false personal identity numbers, and widespread vote buying. Geoana narrowly lost to incumbent Traian Basescu in Sunday's race. The Constitutional Court will make a ruling on his party's demand for repeat elections Friday.

 Incumbent President Traian Basescu speaks to media at the Cotroceni Presidential palace in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009. The loser in Romania's presidential race, ex-foreign minister Mircea Geoana, alleges "massive fraud" in Romania's presidential election. Geoana claims there was multiple voting, the creation of thousands of false personal identity numbers, and widespread vote buying. Geoana narrowly lost to incumbent Traian Basescu in Sunday's race. The Constitutional Court will make a ruling on his party's demand for repeat elections Friday.

 http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-romania-in-turmoil-massive-election-fraud-charged-2009dec09-story.html

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Romanian diaspora denied the right to vote

  7 November 2014

 

On 2 November, thousands of Romanians abroad were denied the right to vote in the Romanian presidential elections by their government. I was one of those who turned out at the embassy in London and stubbornly queued for six hours in order to cast their vote with no success. The embassy shut its doors at 9pm. The British police were called in to protect the officials from the rage of the people left out of the democratic process.
How exactly has this blatant infringement of civil rights happened? The long queues formed outside voting stations across Europe were due to poor organisation – some might even say deliberately poor organisation – although the Romanian prime minister denies any mismanagement of the elections abroad, claiming instead that procedures were put in place to avoid electoral fraud in the diaspora. The diaspora, previous elections tell us, tend to vote, at times decisively, against the PSD, the party that has inherited much of the infrastructure, mentality and collective memory of the former Communist party...

 

  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/07/romanian-diaspora-denied-right-to-vote

 

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Pro-Western Moldovan Presidential Hopeful Warns Of 'Massive Fraud' In Looming Vote

 October 19, 2016

 One of the leading pro-Western candidates in this month's presidential election in Moldova has warned of "risks of massive fraud" in the vote, which has further divided the tiny post-Soviet state's already fractious political scene.

Speaking to RFE/RL on October 19 during a visit to Brussels for meetings with officials from the European Union, Action and Solidarity candidate and former Education Minister Maia Sandu said she was "here to warn the international partners of Moldova about the risks of massive fraud of the election and to ask them to help."

The presidential vote is Moldova's first by direct election since 1996, a change whose legitimacy is being challenged by the Communist Party and other opposition elements.
"We do want to have democratic elections. We do deserve to have democratic elections," Sandu told RFE/RL's Brussels correspondent. "Unfortunately we can't count on the Moldova state institutions these days because they are not free and independent, and that is why we count so much [on] support from EU institutions."

 http://www.rferl.org/a/moldova-presidential-candidate-warns-eu-massive-election-fraud/28063659.html

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Moldovan court orders vote recount in disputed election

  Moldova's highest court has agreed to President Voronin's request for a vote-recount following accusations that his Communist Party rigged last week's election victory. Meanwhile, anti-government protests continued.

Moldova's Constitutional Court ordered the country's Central Election Commission to conduct a recount within nine days, as protesters rallied outside on Sunday, April 12.
Court Chairman Dumitru Pulbere said after the court's sitting that all ballots from the April 5 poll would be reviewed.

According to the first official count, the incumbent Communist Party won the election with 50 percent of the vote, a result that triggered violent protests by opposition activists who believe the vote was rigged.

Pulbere added that the recount would also involve an examination of voters' lists.
"These two issues are closely linked," he said, in comments aimed to address opposition claims that a number of long-dead people were on the electoral roll. "You cannot do one without the other."
Outside the court, protesters claimed a recount would only disguise electoral fraud, and called instead for President Vladimir Voronin to step down.

 

  http://www.dw.com/en/moldovan-court-orders-vote-recount-in-disputed-election/a-4172495

 

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Moldova faces turmoil after government falls over $1 billion fraud

 Oct 29, 2015

 Moldova's parliament must form a new government after it backed a motion of no-confidence in the ruling pro-European coalition on Thursday, increasing political turmoil following the fraudulent disappearance of $1 billion from the banking system.
The vote signaled an end to the short-lived government of Prime Minister Valeriu Strelet who was appointed less than three months ago after Chiril Gaburici resigned amid a scandal over forged high-school certificates.

The no-confidence motion received 65 votes in favor - well over the 51 required to pass - after the pro-Russian communist and socialist opposition won support from the Democratic Party which defected from the three-party coalition.

The motion was brought in connection with corruption linked to the fraud in which $1 billion - roughly one eighth of GDP - leaked out of the banking system over a number of years.
The prospect of yet another new government added to turmoil in the small and poor ex-Soviet republic of 3.5 million people which has struggled with endemic corruption and economic mismanagement since the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991.

 http://www.reuters.com/article/us-moldova-parliament-vote-idUSKCN0SN1GC20151029

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Chapter 53: Ukraine

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Revealed: the full story of the Ukrainian election fraud

 

It was 5.30pm on election day in Ukraine when the thugs in masks arrived armed with rubber truncheons.
Vitaly Kizima, an election monitor at Zhovtneve in Ukraine's Sumy region, watched in horror as 30 men in tracksuits stormed into the village polling station.
"They started to beat voters and election officials, trying to push through towards the ballot boxes," he told The Telegraph.
"People's faces were cut from blows to the head. There was blood all over."
The thugs - believed to be loyal to the pro-Russian presidential candidate Viktor Yanukovich from his stronghold, Donetsk - were repulsed only when locals pushed them back and a policeman fired warning shots.

The catalogue of abuses in the contest between Mr Yanukovich, the prime minister, and his opponent, the pro-Western Viktor Yushchenko, is growing longer by the day.

Ukraine is split, with the western, Europe-leaning regions voting overwhelmingly for Mr Yushchenko while the eastern part of the country - where many speak Russian - backing Mr Yanukovich.
Maya Syta, a journalist working at polling station 73 in a Kiev suburb, witnessed ballot papers destroyed with acid poured into a ballot box. "The officials were taking them out of the box and they couldn't understand why they were wet," she said.

"Then I saw they started to blacken and disintegrate as if they were burning. Two ballots were wrapped up into a tube with a yellow liquid inside. After a few moments they were completely eaten up."
In her polling station, 26 ballots were destroyed and had to be invalidated. Six other cases were recorded of ballots destroyed by acid.

  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/ukraine/1477722/Revealed-the-full-story-of-the-Ukrainian-election-fraud.html

 

 

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Ukrainian presidential election, 2004

The Ukrainian presidential election, 2004 was held on October 31, November 21 and December 26, 2004. The election was the fourth presidential election to take place in Ukraine following independence from the Soviet Union. The last stages of the election were contested between the opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko and the incumbent Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych from the Party of Regions. The election was held in a highly charged political atmosphere, with allegations of media bias, voter intimidation and a poisoning of candidate Yushchenko with dioxin.[1]
According to Ukraine's electoral law, a two-round system is used to elect the President in which a candidate must win a majority (50% or more) of all ballots cast. The first round of voting was held on October 31, 2004. As no candidate had 50% or more of the votes cast a run-off ballot between the two-highest polling candidates, Viktor Yushchenko and Viktor Yanukovych, was held on November 21. According to official Central Election Commission results announced on November 23, the run-off election was won by Viktor Yanukovych. The election results were challenged by Viktor Yushchenko and his supporters with many international observers claiming that the election was rigged.[2][3]
The subsequent events led to a political crisis in Ukraine, with widespread peaceful protesters, dubbed the "Orange Revolution," calling for a re-run second round election. The Ukrainian Supreme Court annulled the official run-off results and ordered a repeat of second round ballot.[2][3]
The final re-run ballot was held on December 26. Viktor Yushchenko was declared the winner with 52 percent of the vote to Yanukovych's 44 percent.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainian_presidential_election,_2004

 

 

Ukrainian presidential election, 2010

 Summary

Early vote returns from the first round of the election held on 17 January showed Yanukovych in first place with 35.8% of the vote.[7] He faced a 7 February 2010 runoff against Tymoshenko, who finished second (with 24.7% of the vote).
Analysts predicted a slight advantage for Tymoshenko in the second (and final) round as she was more likely to attract voters from the other 16 candidates who did not proceed to the second round.[8] Viktor Yanukovych refused to hold debates with his opponent before the second round of voting, saying Yulia Tymoshenko should either take responsibility for every word as prime minister, or go to the kitchen.[9] After all ballots were counted, the Ukrainian Central Election Commission declared that Yanukovych won the election with 48.95% of the vote compared with 45.47% for Tymoshenko.[10] Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc members immediately claimed that there was systematic and large-scale vote rigging in this run-off.[11][12][13][14]
On 10 February 2010, Yanukovych called on Tymoshenko to abandon her protests and resign as Prime Minister.[14] On 9 February 2010, Yanukovych had stated that Borys Kolesnykov was his preferred next Prime Minister of Ukraine. According to him pre-term parliamentary elections will be imminent if the Ukrainian parliament would not work effectively. Yanukovych also stated that, as the largest faction in the parliament at the time, his party was entitled to nominate the premier.[15] On 15 February, Yanukovych stated "I do not rule out the candidature of Tigipko (as next Prime Minister). Tigipko is on the list which, in my opinion, will be discussed next week in parliament".[16]
On 16 February 2010, Ukraine's parliament had fixed 25 February 2010 for the inauguration of Yanukovych as president.[17] On 17 February 2010, "the Higher Administrative Court of Ukraine", suspended the results of the election on Yulia Tymoshenko's appeal.[18][19] On 20 February 2010, Tymoshenko withdrew her appeal after "the Higher Administrative Court of Ukraine" rejected her petition to scrutinize documents:[20]
— about 300,000 voters who voted but were not in the "Register of Voters of Ukraine";
— about 1.3 million voters who "without right" voted in their homes;
— about falsification in the election in the eastern regions (Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv region, Crimea, etc.) — fixed by law-enforcement officials.[6]
Tymoshenko stated, "I and my political party will never recognize Yanukovych as the legitimately elected president of Ukraine", and "an honest court will assess that Yanukovych was not elected President of Ukraine, and that the will of the people had been rigged".[

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainian_presidential_election,_2010

 

 

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 Chapter 54: Lithuania

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Lithuanian parliamentary election, 2012

 Parliamentary elections were held in Lithuania on 14 October 2012, with a second round on 28 October in the constituencies where no candidate won a majority in the first round of voting. All 141 seats in the Seimas were up for election; 71 in single-seat constituencies elected by majority vote and the remaining 70 in a nationwide constituency based on proportional representation. Together with the elections, a referendum on the construction of a new nuclear power plant was held...

Voting irregularities

 Allegation of vote buying surfaced after the first round of the elections. In total, the police has investigated 27 cases of possible irregularities, including 18 suspected cases of vote buying, mostly involving the Labour Party. The Central Electoral Commission, as well as prosecution authorities claimed that two Labour Party members had purchased votes and the Commission invalidated the results in one single-seat constituency. Labour Party leader Uspaskich denounced the allegations as politically motivated and warned that no one should disrespect the popular choice.

 

Government formation

Following the elections, the winning Social Democrats proposed forming a government coalition with the Labour Party and Order and Justice, with Algirdas Butkevičius as the designated Prime Minister. President Grybauskaitė indicated that she would not accept the Labour Party as part of the government, due to the allegation of electoral fraud and fraudulent bookkeeping. The outgoing prime minister Kubilius presented the Homeland Union as an alternative coalition partner,[22] a suggestion that Butkevičius quickly rejected.[21]
After the longest period of government formation in modern Lithuanian history, a coalition government consisting of Social Democrats, Labour, Order and Justice and the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania was appointed in December. President Grybauskaitė confirmed the government after initially rejecting all of the ministers proposed by the Labour Party.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithuanian_parliamentary_election,_2012

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Chapter 55: Belarus

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Protesters Charge Fraud in Belarus Presidential Vote

 
MARCH 20, 2006

MINSK, Belarus, Monday, March 20 - An expected landslide for President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko drew several thousand Belarussians into the streets on Sunday, as protesters ignored swirling snow and official threats of arrest to denounce the election as a clumsily orchestrated sham.
With nearly all votes counted, Mr. Lukashenko, a former collective farm boss who has been in office 12 years, won 82.6 percent of the total, the chief of the Central Election Commission, Lidiya Yermoshina, said Monday morning, according to The Associated Press. That figure exceeded even the state's own surveys of voters leaving the polls.
Early indications that Mr. Lukashenko would be the easy winner had, though, already hardened his opponents' assertions that the results were fraudulent.
"They say we want a revolution," the leading opposition candidate, Aleksandr Milinkevich, told thousands of protesters who gathered peacefully in October Square, the central square in Minsk, as the polls closed at 8 p.m. Sunday. "No. We want only free and fair elections. What happened here was a farce. We do not recognize this election."

  http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/20/world/europe/protesters-charge-fraud-in-belarus-presidential-vote.html

 

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Belarus election ‘neither free nor fair,’ says UN human rights expert

13 October 2015

 The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Belarus, Miklós Haraszti, today said that while the Presidential polls conducted in the country this past Sunday were not met with violence as in previous cases, no progress was made in serving the Belarusians’ right to free and fair election.
“The election process was orchestrated, and the result was pre-ordained. It could not be otherwise, given the 20 years of continuous suppression of the rights to freedom of expression, assembly, and association, which are the preconditions for any credible competition,” Mr. Haraszti said in a press statement.

 http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=52256

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 Chapter 56: Sweden

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AKP accused of election fraud in Sweden

May 13, 2015 
An article published in the Discussion Column in the Swedish newspaper Expressen, which comments on the importance of the general elections to be held in Turkey and North Kurdistan on 7 June, said the AKP is engaging in electoral irregularities at the Turkish consulate in Sweden.
The AKP government that is resorting to lies and fraud in order to prevent the HDP exceeding the electoral threshold of 10%, is also using underhand methods to prevent the Kurdish, Assyrian people and democratic circles living in Europe voting for the HDP.
While in many countries in Europe the voting period in the consulates is in several centres and over several days, in Sweden the voting is limited to the consulate in Stockholm only and to one day on 31 May. In a large country like Sweden, many voters have to ask for several days of leave to reach Stockholm, wait in long queues to vote and then return home, in addition to paying all the costs themselves.
300 Kurdish people living in Europe filed a complaint at the Turkish embassy in Sweden, saying that this situation hinders their right to vote, but the Turkish embassy rejected the application. The Kurdish people then held a meeting with representatives from the political parties, the HDP, AKP, MHP and the CHP as well as with NGOs, and applied to the Turkish embassy once again demanding an increase in the number of voting centres in Sweden and an extension of the voting period.

 

  http://www.anfenglish.com/news/akp-accused-of-election-fraud-in-sweden

 

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 Chapter 57: Albania

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Thousands of Albanians protest alleged election fraud

 01.05.2010 

Tens of thousands of people rallied in the main square in Albania's capital on Friday, protesting the state of the economy and calling for a partial recount of ballots from last year's elections.

Demonstrators vowed to stay on the streets until their demands are met
"The time of the resistance has come," Socialist leader Edi Rama told the crowd gathered in front of the Albanian government building in Tirana.

"We are determined to continue the protests and civil disobedience, to oblige the government either to be transparent in regard to the fraud-marked elections or to leave," he said.

Fatmir Xhasa, a Socialist deputy, told the protestors that 22 lawmakers would launch a hunger strike in front of the seat of government to demand election transparency.

The conservative Democrats, led by Prime Minister Sali Berisha, narrowly won the general elections on June 28 but have been hounded by allegations of vote-rigging ever since. In response, the opposition Socialists have staged a boycott, effectively stalling the government for months.
The Socialists returned to parliament in February, but still refuse to take part in any votes. They are calling for a recount of ballots in several voting districts, but the ruling government has rejected the demands as illegal.

 http://www.dw.com/en/thousands-of-albanians-protest-alleged-election-fraud/a-5527481

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Albania Prepares to Vote Amid Accusations of Fraud and Intimidation

 JULY 3, 2005

  Albanians are to vote in parliamentary elections on Sunday in a closely fought race that has been marred by accusations of fraud and voter intimidation.

Fourteen years after the collapse of the Communist government that isolated Albania from the rest of the world, American and European officials say the fairness of the election will determine Albania's chance of closer ties with the European Union and possible membership in NATO.
An estimated 500 international and 4,000 local observers will monitor the balloting on Sunday, in which voters will select 140 members of Parliament. Yet despite the scrutiny, the last days of the campaign have been fraught with difficulties. Among the problems cited by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the international body monitoring the polls and the campaign, are accusations of vote buying, the misuse of state resources and of voters being pressured to support particular candidates.

The main rivals in the race -- Prime Minister Fatos Nano's Socialist Party and the Democratic Party, led by Sali Berisha -- were running neck and neck, according to an opinion survey taken June 26. The poll, which was carried out by Gallup International on behalf of Mjaft, an Albanian nongovernmental group that is campaigning to get people to vote, gave the Socialists 34 percent and the Democratic Party 35 percent; 1,400 potential voters were questioned and the margin of error was plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.

Mr. Nano's government has presided over a sustained period of economic growth -- about 5 percent annually for three years -- and standards of living have risen. But his critics say that development has been uneven, favoring the rich and certain parts of the country like the capital, Tirana. The opposition, news media and nongovernmental organizations have also accused his administration of widespread corruption.

 

  http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/03/world/europe/albania-prepares-to-vote-amid-accusations-of-fraud-and.html

 

 

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Chapter 58: Serbia

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Thousands claim vote rigging by Serbia's ruling populists

  April 30, 2016

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Chanting "Thieves! Thieves!," thousands of opposition supporters protested Saturday in front of Serbia's state electoral commission over what their leaders said was widespread vote rigging by the ruling populists.
The center-right Serbian Progressive Party of Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic won last weekend's general election by a landslide, but has demanded a vote recount after several smaller opposition parties won seats in Parliament.

  http://bigstory.ap.org/article/45d1c864c2954767a27dae4351ff19a5/thousands-claim-vote-rigging-serbias-ruling-populists

 

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Serbian Opposition Rally Claims Election was Rigged

 30 Apr 16

Thousands of Serbian opposition supporters demonstrated in Belgrade on Saturday, accusing the main ruling party of rigging the election and demanding resignations.

Several thousand supporters of Serbian opposition parties staged a protest on Saturday in Belgrade, claiming that last Sunday's elections were rigged and urging citizens to vote in repeat elections at 15 polling stations scheduled for Wednesday.
They also demanded the resignation of the President of the Election Commission, RIK, Dejan Djurdjevic, and the director of the Institute of Statistics, Miladin Kovacevic.
Opposition leaders said that although they had different ideological views, they would unite to defend democratic institutions and the will of citizens, which they said were jeopardized by the government of Aleksandar Vucic and his Serbian Progessive Party, SNS.
Bosko Obradovic, leader of the rightwing Dveri party, which has been narrowly excluded from parliament by only one vote, called on Vucic to admit the election was manipulated on Sunday, which is Serbian Orthodox Easter. “The Serbian Progressive Party will not determine the votes, Serbian citizens will,” Obradovic said.
Bojan Pajtic, leader of Democratic Party, said that regime’s “insolence and arrogance” was best shown by the fact that "a dead man who is supposedly 144 years old today” had voted for the Progressive Party. “Aleksandar Vucic is your servant and not your master,” Pajtic said.
Sasa Radulovic, leader of the “Enough is enough” movement, which won 6 per cent of the votes, said that there was numerous evidence that the elections were rigged, as dead people and non-existing citizens had voted and ballot boxes had been tampered with.
He called on people to supervise the polling stations at the repeat elections on Wednesday to ensure that no one can manipulated votes again.

  http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/serbian-opposition-held-protest-against-election-fraud-04-30-2016

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Chapter 59: Bosnia 

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Bosnian Vote Fraud Forces Diplomats to Delay Election

  August 28, 1996

 

The American diplomat overseeing Bosnia's coming elections announced today that balloting for municipal posts will be delayed because of widespread electoral fraud - meaning that peacekeeping forces might have to remain in place longer than planned.
Presidential and parliamentary elections will take place as planned on Sept. 14. Western military officers said the decision to postpone the municipal balloting, which had also been scheduled for Sept. 14, increases pressure for a significant number of U.S. troops serving in NATO's Bosnia peacekeeping force to remain deployed in Bosnia past the one-year deadline set by President Clinton in a pledge to Congress last winter.
Although their presence likely would be in another framework, the officials predicted, the troops will be needed to help police the municipal voting when it is held. This, they added, could be sometime around May 1997, after Bosnia's harsh winter.
The U.S. diplomat, Robert Frowick, said at a packed news conference that his decision to postpone elections in Bosnia's 109 municipalities was prompted by "a widespread abuse of rules and regulations," particularly by the Bosnian Serbs, that "distorted" the electoral process.

  http://tech.mit.edu/V116/N36/bosnia.36w.html

 

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Bosnians Turn Election Fraud into Business Opportunity

 13 Nov 14

A depressingly large number of Bosnians in the 2014 elections were more than happy to trade their votes for a cash payment.

 http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/bosnians-turn-election-fraud-into-business-opportunity

 

 

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 Chapter 60: Croatia

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Croatia’s Upcoming Elections - Rampant Voter Fraud, Anti-Semitism, Far-Right Surge and Security Threats Impacting the West

 
09/09/2016

The number of illegal votes on the government’s voter list dropped from around 1,000,000 in 2011 to around 300,000 of non-existent voters on the current list (around 9% of the total voters). These numbers suggest that Croatia’s politicians who have rotated on the political stage for the last 25 years, and representing Croatia’s citizens at home and abroad, in the form of national governments and presidents, have had no legitimacy. Croatia’s fraudulent elections reveal a deeply flawed democracy.
Croatia’s 2011 electoral fraud was brought up in a Written Question to the European Commission by Daniel Hannan, member of the European Parliament from UK, and in BBC’s live interview with Stefano Sannino, the European Commission’s director general for enlargement. Croatia’s former Minister of Administration, Arsen Bauk, finally admitted in May 2012 that in his country of just 4.2 million people, “over 1 million surplus voters” were on the electoral list in 2011 December’s parliamentary elections.  These illegal votes had a potential to determine more than 70 seats in Croatia’s 151-seat parliamentary assembly.

  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/natasha-srdoc/croatias-upcoming-electio_b_11931020.html

 

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Threat of voter fraud haunts EU vote in Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia

  

 18. Mar 2014

 https://euobserver.com/eu-elections/123485

A sharp insight into the abuse of European democracy was revealed in the recent trial of Croatia's ex-Prime Minister Ivo Sanader.
The ex-leader of the now-opposition Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) was sentenced in March to nine years in prison for extorting around €9 million from public companies and institutions to use for slush funds and personal acquisitions.

During the trial, former HDZ treasurer Mladen Barisic detailed Sanader's corrupt mentality as revealed in 2009 during a meeting with his successor, the incoming prime minister Jadranka Kosor.

Sanader allegedly told the new prime minister: "Elections cannot be won by financing them solely through regular funds."
It is claimed the centre-right leader then pointed his finger under the table, demonstrating through gestures that elections are fought with two-thirds of the money beneath the table and only one-third above board, implying that only a minority of campaign funds are used legally.
Meanwhile in Romania the vice Prime Minister, Social Democrat (PSD) Liviu Dragnea, is facing trial due to his alleged role in attempting to fix a 2012 referendum aimed at deposing Romanian President Traian Basescu.
Dragnea is one of the most powerful men in the current government thanks to his brokering position between Bucharest and the wealthy regional barons who control local councils.
As PSD secretary general in 2012, he is accused of defrauding the referendum by pushing the vote numbers to over 60 percent of the population, the threshold needed for the vote to be valid.
He is indicted for coordinating a system involving 74 other people, local party executives and activists as well as heads of local polling stations.
Dragnea claims the investigation is a farce and that he undertook a "legal" campaign, which eventually failed to kick out the President.
Despite being sent to court by Romania's Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA), Dragnea remains the PSD's campaign chief for this year's European elections – a move which some democratic observers claim shows the contempt political parties hold for accusations of voter fraud.
Although efforts by national justice systems to combat election-fixing in new EU member states are muscling up, this crime remains a threat to these democracies ahead of the May 2014 elections.

How to fix an election

Political parties tend to outsource fraud to regional party hubs or agents, who pay blocs of voters with cash or goods, while employing a smorgasbord of creative methods to outsmart election observers.
A common strategy is for a voter to meet with an agent outside the voting station – the agent then tells them who to vote for.
Inside the voting booth, the voter takes a picture of his or her ballot paper with a mobile phone, leaves the station, shows the photo to the agent – and picks up the money.
This was happening in 2012 in Romania and in 2007 and 2009 in Croatia.
Since 1996 in Romania, the 'mobile ballot box' has been popular. A 'commission' of usually three people takes such a ballot box to remote places, such as old people's homes, where citizens cannot physically turn up at the voting station.
This can encourage fraud because the 'commission' can travel to sympathisers for a specific party and, as they are out of the voting station, there is less observer oversight.
Another trick is for the agent to hand over a pre-stamped ballot paper to the voter. The voter then enters the voting station, picks up a second – blank – ballot paper, enters the voting booth, posts the pre-stamped paper in the ballot box, leaves the station and hands over the blank ballot paper to the agent.
Dead people have turned up as voters in Romania. If voter lists are not up to date, people who died in the previous year can vote.
In Croatia, there are reports of priests using church sermons to persuade voters to back certain individuals and, in Romania, of a priest cursing voters who dared turn up to vote at all.
In Bulgaria, there is suspicion about use of fake ballot papers. On the day before national elections in May 2013, some 350,000 voting-papers were found in a printing house near Sofia. There was speculation over whether they would be marked and used in elections.
In 2007, independent candidate in the Croatian national election Jerko Ivanovic Lijanovic was caught offering cash to election commission members in return for the insertion of additional ballots after the closing of the polls.
In Bulgaria, Transparency International claimed that around 23 percent of the public vote was "controlled" in May 2013. This is the procedure where buses or other vehicles pick up voters and transport them to voting stations.
This is not illegal and is common practice in western Europe. However, in eastern Europe, these are often citizens who have been threatened to vote for a certain party, or are paid with goods or cash.
In Romania, parties have historically ferried voters around in minibuses from county to county to vote many times. But since 2004, this method has been less visible, according to electoral watchdog Pro-Democracy Association.
However it may still be possible to vote twice or more. In Romania, each voter has a personal ID. When they vote, the commission attaches a sticker to the back of the ID. But this can easily be peeled off, so someone can vote twice.
This should not be possible because there should be a collation of ID numbers to ensure that a number has not voted twice.
Nevertheless, president of democracy watchdog the Pro-Democracy Association Ionut Tata says that what happens at county electoral offices, where all the votes from a county are collected, is not subject to scrutiny.
Observers are not allowed in these offices.
"It might be that fraud happens there," he says.
Romanian authorities have claimed over the years that they have wanted to introduce software to check electronically for voting fraud – but the gap between their intention and action has never been bridged.

E-Bay for voter fraud

In Croatia electoral fraud reached a sophisticated low with the selling of votes online.
During the country's first European Parliament elections in April 2013, the State Electoral Commission filed a criminal charge against an unknown person who called on voters to sell their votes on the now-defunct website myvotemymoney.com.
Entitled "Do you want cash to go out to vote?", the site offered payments if voters pledged their ballots to a specific candidate, thus acting as a clearing house between party agents and the people.
Voters could fill in a form stating their e-mail address and mobile number. The site then gave voters an SMS with instructions detailing who to vote for.
In the voting booth, the voter would photograph the stamped ballot paper and upload the photo to the web. The site then promised the voter to "expect compensation within 96 hours" via PayPal.
"We call upon all candidates who want to help their voters immediately to contact us!!!" the site urged, using three exclamation marks.

Roma: target for vote-buying

Because they constitute an impoverished segment of the population, suffering from high unemployment and illiteracy, and low social mobility, Roma are enlisted by local mayors and party agents to vote for specific candidates.
This is true in Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia, where parties also target the elderly, the rural rank and file and the impoverished living on the periphery of large cities.
"The Roma community are always subject to vote-buying," argues Ciprian Necula, Romania-based Roma activist.
In Bulgaria, the turnout in the last two elections in Roma neighborhoods varied between 50 and 80 percent against a national average of 50 percent. This massive disparity raised questions over the legitimacy of the Roma's voting behaviour.
In Romania, Roma leaders are also paid by party agents to secure a 'bloc' of Roma votes for a particular party.

From €8 upwards: the price of democracy

In the 2009 Croatian local elections party agents were willing to pay citizens between €15 and €150 for their vote.
Further east, democracy trades at a cheaper rate.
In Bulgaria a vote can be on sale for between €15 and €35 and in Romania between €10 and €50, according to samples.
A Romanian political party source told Roma activist Ciprian Necula that when parties draw up their budgets for an election campaign, they base the sum on the number of votes needed.
He told Necula a vote in Romania costs €8, a figure which factors in the advertising and campaign costs – as well as a bribe.

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 Chapter 61: Kosovo

 

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Kosovo election prompts EU observer fraud claims

 

  13 December 2010

 

 

EU observers monitoring Sunday's parliamentary election in Kosovo have received "serious allegations of fraud" in two districts.
The head of the monitoring team, Doris Pack, said the election was generally well run but called for action against officials suspected of vote-rigging.
Prime Minister Hasim Thaci has claimed victory in the vote, Kosovo's first since independence.
But he is not thought likely to win the election outright.
According to early results, Mr Thaci's Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) gained almost 31% of the vote, a few points ahead of his main rival and ex-junior coalition partner, the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK).
The LDK has called for re-runs, arguing that voting was compromised in two of Hasim Thaci's strongholds, where an unlikely 95% turnout was recorded.

Doris Pack, a German politician, said the turnout, at almost twice the average in Kosovo, was highly suspicious.

  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-11986105

 

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Shadow of Fraud Hangs over Kosovo Autumn Poll

 07 September 09
Failure to address widespread concerns about fraud in 2007 raises fears that same, or worse, problems may reoccur this time round.

   http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/shadow-of-fraud-hangs-over-kosovo-autumn-poll

 

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With Election Fraud Feared, Kosovo Could Be the Key

Sep 24, 2000

With its Serbian population largely departed, and an Albanian population refusing to take part in Sunday's Yugoslav elections, Kosovo would seem unimportant in the battle for votes. Yet, in one of the Balkans' many ironies, the one part of Yugoslavia that the West controls may supply the swing that brings victory for the Yugoslav president, Slobodan Milosevic.
Western officials here fear that Mr. Milosevic will claim hundreds of thousands of votes cast in his favor by voters from Kosovo, as he has done in previous elections. The United Nations administration, while it is refusing to take part in organizing the elections, is urgently putting together a plan to watch the voting so it can dismiss any obvious fraudulent claims on the day.
Unable to deny the Serbs of Kosovo the right to vote in these elections, Dr. Bernard Kouchner, the chief United Nations administrator of Kosovo, has had to allow a highly suspect election process to unfold.
''Yes, the Serbs in Kosovo, and all Kosovars, have the right to take part in these elections, but it is a provocation and can be manipulated,'' he said in an interview here. ''The elections have no democratic standards according to European norms, no voter lists and the main candidate is wanted by the International Criminal Tribunal at the Hague,'' he said, referring to Mr. Milosevic's indictment last year for alleged war crimes in Kosovo.

  http://www.nytimes.com/2000/09/24/world/with-election-fraud-feared-kosovo-could-be-the-key.html

 

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  Chapter 62: Hungary

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Hungarian citizens abroad: Fodder for election fraud?

 July 29, 2013

Could fraud happen in the national parliamentary elections next year? That’s definitely a concern of the opposition Együtt 2014-Dialogue for Hungary coalition, one certain to cause more speculation due to recent apparently contradictory comments by National Election Office (NVI) President Ilona Pálffy...

On Hír TV this weekend, Pálffy explained from Baile Tusnad that the ballot-casting procedure for dual-citizenship voters living abroad was easy – maybe *too* easy. Up to 15 days before the election, said Pálffy, completed ballots will be submitted into a mailbox-like “urn” at embassies and consulates with no proof of identification needed.
A day later, Pálffy sidestepped her previous statement on the pages of Népszava by detailing the complicated procedure for submitting ballots via post and subsequent validity check by authorities. She pointed out that “All over the world they vote by mail.”

Adding much ground for speculation was Zoltán Tóth, described as an “election expert,” on Klubrádió; this morning Tóth was quoted on the station’s website as describing a scenario in which ballots could simply be stolen before getting into the postal system. “The [electoral] regulatory environment … provides no guarantee for the citizen,” Tóth said.
The Together-Dialogue coalition has called upon the governing parties not to “play political games with Hungarian citizens abroad” and to develop a system which will fairly and transparently count votes from dual-citizenship voters.

Also in Romania this weekend was Fidesz Party Lawmaker Balázs Hidvéghi, who stated that some 233,000 dual-citizens had been sent information on the voting procedure for an election he called “a celebration of Hungarians.”
Hidvéghi previously said reported that nearly 500,000 applications for dual citizenship – about 60% from Romania – have been received by Hungarian authorities to date. Just over 5.1 million ballots were cast in the 2010 parliamentary elections, the last before the current dual-citizenship law was passed.

 

  http://bbj.hu/politics/hungarian-citizens-abroad-fodder-for-election-fraud_67079

 

 

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Attestations of electoral fraud in Hungary

 03/2014

 I think we can be quite sure that the next election will be stolen by the government party. There are just too many signs of planned fraud. We’ve already talked about the problems in the electoral law itself: the election procedures were set up in such a way that the forthcoming election might be free, in the sense that most people (though not all) will be able to vote, but it is certainly not going to be fair. Every day there are more and more signs that Fidesz is not taking any chances. They are using everything in their arsenal to thwart the chances of the opposition...

... And then there are the small parties whose sudden appearance was greeted with a great deal of suspicion in opposition circles. Although some reporters seemed to know people who witnessed the illegal exchange of signatures among the smaller parties so they could achieve the desired number of candidates, no eyewitness stepped forward. That is until yesterday when a brave soul, an undergraduate who volunteered his services to the Magyarországi Cigánypárt (MCP), decided to tell all. Bertram Marek claims to know about at least five parties that cheated in the gathering of necessary signatures: MCP, KTI (Közösség a Társadalmi Igazságosságért), JESZ (Jólét és Szabadság), SZAVA (Szabad Választók Pártja), and the Party of the Greens. KTI is Katalin Szili’s party, Jesz is a party built on the ruins of MDF. Katalin Szili, earlier an MSZP politician, is indignant and charges her former political allies with “having visions of cheating.”

Practically all organizations connected to the government are involved somehow or other in the cheating that is going on. For example, the post office. Attila Mesterházy sends out campaign literature to the citizens urging them to attend the large gathering that was planned for March 15, but they get it only three days later, on March 18. Local papers published by the municipalities don’t allow opposition candidates any space to air their views. The same is true about municipal television stations.
The chief prosecutor’s office is doing its best to leak information on the Gábor Simon case which may not be altogether accurate. Simon is being kept in jail where most likely investigators are trying their best to get him to implicate one or more of the opposition leaders just before the election. The strategy of leveling corruption charges against members of the opposition worked well in 2010 (it mattered not that the charges were unfounded) and Fidesz seems confident that it will work again in 2014. The Parliamentary Committee on National Security has been called together, and the Fidesz majority insists on a hearing to investigate Attila Mesterházy three days before the election. Perfectly timed.
The dissembling campaign mentality seems to permeate everything these days. Members of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe arrived in Budapest to talk to government officials and party politicians, but when they announced that they would like to talk to some opposition members, they were sent to the wrong address.
And finally the foreign vote. Several people I know have been unable to register. A friend of mine who lives in the DC area and who has voted dutifully every four years in the Hungarian Embassy in Washington will for the first time not be able to cast a vote. She tried to register online but never received an answer.
Then there are those who are eligible to vote by mail. A friend in the United States received his ballot and was told that his return envelope requires no postage. Well, I wonder how many of these envelopes will actually end up in Budapest. The envelope doesn’t even have the necessary information for the US Postal Service in English. Only in Hungarian and French! He very wisely added postage and wrote “Hungary” on the envelope. He even discussed the matter with the postmaster who confirmed his suspicion that the US Postal Service will not process international letters with a “no postage required” label.
This is a scandal. I almost hope that Orbán’s machinations will result in “overachievement.”  Figures that are unbelievable, results that more closely resemble the electoral outcomes of  Belarus than those of truly democratic countries. Perhaps then the EU will wake up.

  http://hungarianspectrum.org/2014/03/25/attestations-of-electoral-fraud-in-hungary/

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Lack of opposition delegates increases risk of fraud in October 2nd referendum

 

Low numbers of opposition delegates at polling stations on October 2nd significantly increases the risk of fraud in the migrant quota referendum, warns Political Capital election expert Robert László.
In Hungary, there are 8,306 vote-tallying committees and 2,205 local election committees essentially performing the same function.  Election rules allows parties with parliamentary delegations to send two delegates to each committee.
Opposition parties have appointed delegates to less than 40 percent of the 10,511 committees responsible for tallying up the vote on October 2nd.  This means some 6,000 committees will be comprised exclusively of delegates from local municipalities and the ruling party.

  http://budapestbeacon.com/featured-articles/lack-of-opposition-delegates-increases-risk-of-fraud-in-october-2nd-referendum/39529

 

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VOTE: Criminal prosecution launched for video with instructions for election fraud

16. Mar 2014

THE POLICE are dealing with the case of a voter who attempted to encourage others to fraudulently vote several times. The man published a video on the internet instructing citizens how to vote three times in the elections.

“Criminal prosecution was launched in the case, two crimes are suspected,” Police Corps Vice-President Ľubomír Ábel said to a press conference on March 16, as quoted by the SITA newswire. The suspected crimes are the marring of the elections and the violation of other people’s rights.
The Central Election Commission on the election day took note of an initiative of one Slovak citizen who was trying to prove to other voters that if they want to, they can vote even three times; once using their ID and twice using their passport.
The Commission condemned his conduct, saying that he abused the status of the citizens who do not have permanent residence in Slovakia, and who are allowed to vote in the presidential election without having to prove that their permanent residence is outside Slovakia. They only needed to prove their citizenship with their passport.
If proved guilty, the man could be sentenced to one to five years in prison.
Apart from this incident, the election was one of the calmest from the security perspective, Abel said. The police received 13 motions before the election day, in six of those cases they have launched criminal prosecution. It is mostly cases of harming other persons’ possessions, in connection with the billboards, or cases of badmouthing.
During the election night, the police recorded 10 motions and started criminal prosecution in four of them.

 http://spectator.sme.sk/c/20050099/vote-criminal-prosecution-launched-for-video-with-instructions-for-election-fraud.html

 

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 Chapter 63: Austria

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Austria Presidential Election Annulled After ‘Serious’ Postal Vote Fraud

 

 1 Jul 2016

Austria’s Constitutional court has today ordered May’s presidential election be annulled and another called after “particularly serious cases” of voting fraud were detected in the photo-finish vote.

The Green party-backed candidate Alexander Van der Bellen originally snatched victory by a mere 0.6 per cent in the second round vote, which was taken to decide the new president of central-European state Austria in May. He had made it to the round alongside Freedom Party (FPO) candidate Norbert Hofer, who campaigned to protect Austria from mass migration and Islamification.
Now the Austrian Constitutional court has upheld a complaint by the FPO about conduct in the election. The party had alleged that there were voting “irregularities” in 94 of the 117 total electoral constituencies in the country, reports Kronen Zeitung.
It is not known how many of the 94 areas alleged to have voting irregularities have been investigated, but the court identified “20 particularly serious cases” after interviewing 67 witnesses. Two witnesses are reported to have refused to give a statement. The allegation is that in these areas the postal ballots were opened and sorted before the arrival of Electoral Commission arrivals, meaning they could have been easily tampered with.
Given that the election was carried by just 30,863 votes, and up to 740,000 postal votes are in question the Constitutional court has now ruled the vote should be re-run, although the date for this has not yet been announced. Until the new vote in Autumn, the role of Austria’s Presidency will be fulfilled by a three-member National President Council (Präsidium des Nationalrats) — on which the FPO presidential candidate Norbert Hofer already sits...

 http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/07/01/presidential-vote-annulled-anti-mass-migration-candidate-gets-second-chance-postal-vote-fraud/

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Austrian Court Orders Rerun Of Presidential Election After Finding "Widespread" Voting Fraud

 

 Jul 1, 2016

In yet another slap in the face for an already reeling Europe, moments ago Austria's Constitutional Court ruled on Friday that the presidential runoff election must be held again, handing the Freedom Party's narrowly defeated candidate another chance to become the first right-wing head of state in the European Union. Norbert Hofer of the anti-immigration FPO lost the May 22 vote to former Greens leader Alexander Van der Bellen by less than one percentage point, or around 31,000 votes, all due to mailed-in ballots.
This prompted a loud outcry of allegations that the vote had been rigged. As it turns out the allegations were spot on.

As a reminder, one month ago - in the aftermath of the Freedom Party candidate's loss by a negligible margin in the Austrian presidential runoff election - five voting districts were being investigated over postal vote irregularities in the close-run presidential election. Allegations of fraud arose from the far-right Freedom party of defeated candidate Norbert Hofer, after the Green candidate Alexander Van der Bellen just scrapped ahead with 31,000 votes when the postal ballot was counted. As a result, the anti-immigrant Freedom Party had challenged the election result earlier this month, alleging “catastrophic” violations of election law, especially in how mail-in ballots were processed.
Many were sceptical that anything of substance would be found, and yet that is precisely what happened: as the WSJ reports, the court found law violations in “many districts” in how the May 22 second-round vote was carried out, Mr. Neuwirth said. “It is for the [Constitutional Court] completely clear that the laws that regulate an election must be applied rigorously.”

 http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-07-01/austrian-court-orders-rerun-presidential-election-after-finding-widespread-voting-fr

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Chapter 64: Italy

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Berlusconi ally denies Mafia-run ballot plot

 13 April 2008 
Fraud allegations against top aide rock election frontrunner as Italians flock to the polls today.
An Italian senator and top aide to Silvio Berlusconi has been forced to deny reports linking him to an alleged Mafia-run plan to hand Berlusconi 50,000 fraudulent votes, as voting gets under way today in the Italian elections.
Marcello Dell'Utri, who is appealing against a sentence for consorting with Mafia clans, has admitted helping to enrol on Berlusconi's election campaign a man whom prosecutors suspect teamed up with the Calabrian Mafia to fix votes. But the Sicilian senator, who helped to launch Berlusconi's Forza Italia party in 1994, described reports of his possible links to the alleged vote fraud as 'lies and garbage', adding that he had not been told he was under
investigation. With a tight race in the senate expected as voters head to the polls today and tomorrow, the overseas vote could prove to be decisive in the battle between Berlusconi and centre-left leader Walter Veltroni to take over from Romano Prodi, whose government collapsed in January. Just over 1.2 million votes have been cast overseas.
Investigators believe the scam was set to take place in South America, where expatriate Italians handed in their votes to Italian consulates last week. Aldo Micciche, a businessman who moved to Venezuela after being convicted of fraudulent bankruptcy in Italy, is suspected of planning with the Calabria-based 'Ndrangheta to fill in 50,000 blank ballot slips obtained from corrupt officials, Corriere della Sera wrote yesterday. Micciche denied the allegations. The Interior Minister, Giuliano Amato, confirmed he had been alerted by investigators in Reggio Calabria, capital of the Calabria region, about possible electoral fraud in South America. He added that controls had been tightened.
Dell'Utri confirmed on Friday that he had been contacted by Micciche, who told him he could help to promote Berlusconi's Freedom Folk party to expatriate voters in South America. 'I put him in touch with our representative, Barbara Contini,' Dell'Utri told Il Giornale. 'That was the end of the matter. This person was interested in organising the vote of Italians abroad, as are many people who are linked to all parties and in all parts. I do not see what the problem is.'

 

 

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 Chapter 65: Germany

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'I voted twice' in EU poll, says German newspaper editor

  May 26, 2014

  Prosecutors are investigating the editor of one of Germany's most respected newspapers for suspected fraud after he blurted out on television that he had used his dual nationality to vote twice in Sunday's EU polls."I voted twice," said Giovanni di Lorenzo, editor in chief of weekly liberal newspaper Die Zeit, during a high-profile talk show on Sunday night following the European Parliament election.
"I'm allowed to vote twice because I have two passports," added di Lorenzo, who claims Italian and German nationality. He was sitting alongside Finance Minister and former Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble who shook his head in response.
After Hamburg prosecutors said they opened an investigation for possible election fraud on Monday, Di Lorenzo told mass daily Bild newspaper he had not known that he could only vote in one country in the EU election.
Yet his own newspaper ran a story last week about EU citizens with two passports, many of whom were likely to be registered in two countries and might have trouble deciding in which state to vote. It said they were only allowed to cast one ballot.
Voter turnout across the European Union was 48.1 percent.
Di Lorenzo's unprompted admission started a discussion on dual citizenship on the talk show, a hot topic in Germany, where Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives have long argued it is impossible to be loyal to two countries at the same time.

Based on a criminal law that prohibits "unauthorized voting or causing an incorrect result or falsifying the result of an election", Di Lorenzo could face imprisonment of up to five years or a fine, but Schaeuble said on Sunday:
"Everyone can only vote once during an election. You'll know for next time. You won't have to go to jail for it..."

  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-election-germany-double-vote-idUSBREA4P0CO20140526

 

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Germany, Austria: Election fraud against "right" - a new method applied by "true" democrats?

 Sep 13, 2016

"People who vote decide NOTHING. People who count the votes decide EVERYTHING."
In Bremerhaven, a port city of 114.000 people at the mouth of the river WESER, leading to North Sea, a former major military hub for U.S. troops and logistics having arrived in Germany and (NATO-) Europe,  some 35 miles north and 2nd part of the federal Hanseatic city-state of BREMEN, a new right-wing, populist movement called "Citizens in Rage" (BiW=Bürger in Wut), who deemed themselves politically "conservative", wanted to enter the city council and Bremen state assembly by taking part in local/state elections in 2007.
Due to federal and state election laws that require a quorum of at least 5 percent of the valid votes (so-called 5 %-hurdle) for getting seats allocated, some of the many, many vote counting assistants (specially appointed citizens who volunteer or get "conscripted" for this honorary job) in the ballot precincts managed to warp the result to 4.99 % , thus disqualifying the "enraged citizens" of BiW from getting any seats in town-hall and Hanseatic state assembly ("Bürgerschaft").  The heads of BiW smelled a rat. They objected the outcome and went to court, successfully. The respective chamber of Bremen administrative courts ("Wahlprüfungsgericht" = court for election review) found significant irregularities in three electoral districts. A complete recount was ordered in two districts, in one district a rerun of the election was deemed necessary. The outcome in the rerun was an astonishing 27,6 % share for BiW - and, of course,  passing the 5 % hurdle for Bremerhaven with then 5.3 % - receiving one seat in the city's town-hall assembly  and the "Bürgerschaft".
In 2011 similar manipulations occured again in local elections to the disadvantage of BiW - issue was settled in administrative court. The BiW got one seat again due to a 7.1 % score in Bremerhaven by significantly passing the 5 % qualification hurdle.
Again in 2015 - the right of center, populist "Alternative for Germany" (AfD) went to court as well. They objected the outcome (- less than 5 % of the valid votes in Bremerhaven-), citing massive manipulations and vote rigging to their disadvantage as well as intentionally wrong counting by obviously adding ballot papers and even "inventing" votes for a party that didn't even exist on the ballot sheets. Background of the AfD party's objection was a electoral precinct at a school in which senior high school students (at age 16 to 18) did the honorary job at least highly unprofessionally. AfD members assumed foul-play and cited prior "brain-washing" by leftist teachers who instructed the students in political education lessons in preparation of their assignments as election assistants.

 http://josh-rosenroth.newsvine.com/_news/2016/09/13/36081336-germany-austria-election-fraud-against-right-a-new-method-applied-by-true-democrats

 

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German officials probe alleged vote fraud in Jewish election

 









 Sep 28, 2016

BERLIN — German prosecutors have opened an investigation into allegations of vote-rigging in an election for Berlin’s Jewish community parliament.
A spokesman for the prosecutor’s office, Martin Steltner, said they are looking into alleged forging of documents in connection with the 2011 election.
Opposition members within the Jewish community have alleged for years that the top leadership was involved in voting fraud — something the leadership has denied.
Ilan Kiesling, a spokesman for community head Gideon Joffe, denied the new allegations on Wednesday.
Earlier this month, the Central Council of Jews in Germany advised members of Berlin’s community parliament to suspend their functions until clarity had been reached regarding the accusations.
Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/german-officials-probe-alleged-vote-fraud-in-jewish-election/2016/09/28/13e650d6-8585-11e6-b57d-dd49277af02f_story.html 

 

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Chapter 66: Netherlands

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Election fraud case attracts attention in the Netherlands

  05/4/14

 THE HAGUE / GREAT BAY – St. Maarten’s election fraud investigation received unexpected media coverage in the Netherlands yesterday when the court in The Hague dealt with a petition from the Platform Protection Civil Rights to outlaw so-called stemfies, pictures voters take of themselves showing for whom they voted.
Stemfies – a variation on selfies – became a minor hype during the municipal elections on March 19 in the Netherlands, when politicians and others came out with pictures that showed their vote. D66-leader Alexander Pechtold was among them. Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk tweeted that day: “I do not call for making stemfies, but they are allowed.”
The Platform Protection Civil Rights has a different opinion and it went to court to force a ban on stemfies. The director of the cabinet of Minister Plenipotentiary Mathias Voges, Perry Geerlings, attended the court hearing and he was promptly interviewed by a reporter for the Dutch NOS TV-News. The reporter referred to the election fraud case in St. Maarten and turned it into a case about stemfies. The court in St. Maarten has scheduled the election fraud trial for August 4.
Geerlings enlightened the reported in veiled terms, without mentioning the United People’s party as the buyer of the votes. “”This is a case about a number of individuals who apparently have sold their vote to a party,” Geerlings said diplomatically. “As proof they took a picture of their voting behavior. With that evidence they went to a third person and said, look, I voted for you or for your party. There was of course a favor in return.”


That favor was an amount of $300 in cash for each vote, but that detail did not come out in the TV-report.
The attorney for the platform, Douwe Linders, conceded that initially the stemfie was kind of fun. “The problem is however that if you take a picture of the way you voted, you are able to prove later whom you voted for. There is a risk that someone will ask you beforehand to vote for a certain party and to prove this afterwards. This way there is a risk of influencing voting behavior and that endangers the right to free elections.”
Linders said that he did not know how often this happened during the municipal elections in March.



 http://www.todaysxm.com/election-fraud-case-attracts-attention-in-the-netherlands/

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 DUTCH LEGISLATION ON ELECTION FRAUD THE PAST AND THE PRESENT

 

 Abstract


It has become common in the majority of countries around the world to hold elections. However, although global norms for elections are converging, there is still no agreement on the definition of election fraud. Violations of election integrity can take a very wide range of forms, from the more visible irregularities as ballot box stuffing to more subtle irregularities as media bias. One thing that can be said for sure is that in order to convict someone for committing election fraud, the acts that are deemed illegal should be prohibited by the law of a country. This means that the legal definition of election fraud is important when studying electoral integrity. In this paper I look at the legal definition of election fraud in the Dutch context. I examine which acts within the election process are defined as illegal. I also look into the history of the Dutch laws on election fraud to see which acts used to be considered as election fraud and are not so anymore and which acts have been added over time. An overview is given of actual cases of election fraud in the Netherlands. This leads to some conclusions on the legal definition of election fraud in a long standing democracy.

 

 http://www.academia.edu/23817096/Dutch_Legislation_on_Election_Fraud_the_Past_and_the_Present

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CD&V denies voter registration fraud

9th August 2006

 

10 August 2006, BRUSSELS — The public prosecution office has no evidence that Christian Democrat CD&V politician Okay Özel was involved in fraudulent registrations of foreign voters in Zele.

The statement came after a suspect from the Turkish community was arrested earlier this week in Zele and confessed that he fraudulently registered non-EU voters for the October local elections.
The case involves the registration of a group of foreign residents for the local elections without their consent or knowledge.
"I cannot say who it is because we still cannot criminally prove anything. The person in question has not yet been charged," prosecution spokesman Theo Byl said.
He stressed that the suspect was not Okay Özel, the secretary of the Zele mosque and candidate for the CD&V list.
Regional TV broadcaster Kanaal 3 has already accused Özel of registering a group of Turkish voters behind their backs.
But the local CD&V branch reacted angrily: "It is completely unjust. I have actively participated in the publicity campaign, but I have not forged any document in any way", Özel said.
Local CD&V chief Rik Lootens added: "It is unimaginable that someone is dragged through the mud without any evidence".
The CD&V has lodged legal action against Kanaal 3.
Non-EU nationals had until 31 July to register for the 8 October local elections. It will be the first time they will be allowed to vote at a Belgian election.
To be eligible, foreign residents must have lived in Belgium for at least fives years and sign a document agreeing to abide by Belgian laws.

 http://www.expatica.com/be/news/CDV-denies-voter-registration-fraud_139404.html

 

 

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First online election in France tarnished by reports of fraud


 

 France’s first online election was marred this week when reporters found that the supposedly fraud-proof system could be easily gamed, letting people vote multiple times in an important primary for the office of Paris Mayor. According to The Independent, the revelation has led to "an explosion of name-calling" within France’s center-right UMP party, and calls from one of its candidates, Pierre-Yves Bournazel, to abandon the primary altogether.

In order to register to elect the UMP's candidate for mayor, Parisians needed a name, some basic personal information like date of birth and marital status, a phone number, and a credit card for paying the requisite €3 fee to vote online. Reporters working for France’s Metronews discovered that, armed with only someone’s name and information, they could register to vote multiple times, even using the same mobile number and credit card information. One of the journalists even managed to vote five times, once using the name of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy.
The specter of fraud looms large following allegations of ballot stuffing in an election for the UMP's presidential candidate in the fall, amplified by the fact that Bournazel is running on an anti-gay-marriage platform. The vulnerability also highlights the difficulty in designing electronic voting systems, although this case seems like a particularly glaring oversight. Elsewhere, the New York City Board of Elections announced plans last week to get rid of its new electronic scanners in favor of redeploying 30-year-old mechanical lever machines in two upcoming elections, citing the need for a quick turnaround.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/2/4389944/france-first-online-election-fraud-paris-mayoral-primary

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Scytl has all the tools it needs for election fraud

 

  11/19/2015

 

  Free Press readers may be familiar with Scytl, the promoter of online and mobile voting, and their apparent connections to the intelligence community. Renewed research into Scytl has revealed new connections to the intelligence community, new market positioning, and new opportunities for both personalized surveillance and electronic election fraud...

 

Scytl's 2012 entry into the American election market occurred through the purchase of SOE software, a Tampa based manufacturer of election management and reporting software known as the Clarity suite. Scytl initially maintained essentially a front address in Virginia while digesting SOE during the the 2012 election cycle. Since then there has been a pattern of SOE rebranding and reorganizing itself along with a merger and new set of strategic partnerships.
Through looking at Scytl's ownership and investors, we can see a more frightening pattern of investment and market synergy. In 2012 the Free Press broke the news of the connection between one Scytl's parent companies, Nauta Capital, and Carrier IQ, a maker of mobile phone applications with obvious spyware uses. Nauta's expansion into this market sector along with an expansion into mobile devices, voice bio-metrics, social network monitoring, online gaming, and cloud computing should raise an eyebrow.
SOE is no longer SOE. SOE is now calling itself "SOE, A Scytl Company." There are no other Scytl companies in the US that have been identified at the time of this writing. It would appear from this rebranding that there is the intention of there being more "Scytl Companies" in the future. This rebranding may be PR deflection of Scytl's overseas origin and ownership, or it may have a dual purpose.
Representatives of the Ohio Green Party traveled to Tampa in order to meet with SOE and purchase custom software for tracking voter registrations and other election management tasks. SOE's name is not on the office building's marquee or directory and garnering face time with company officials proved difficult. During the eventual interview the SOE spokesperson said that the company only does "custom work for governments" and referred the party to "Scytl" for "specialized election work."

 

 

 

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Chapter 68: Spain

 

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Spanish company will “Count” American votes overseas in November

  April 10, 2012

When the Spanish online voting company SCYTL bought the largest vote processing corporation in the United States, it also acquired the means of manufacturing the outcome of the 2012 election. For SOE, the Tampa based corporation purchased by SCYTL in January, supplies the election software which records, counts, and reports the votes of Americans in 26 states–900 total jurisdictions–across the nation.
As the largest election results reporting company in the US, SOE provides reports right down to the precinct level. But before going anywhere else, those election returns are routed to individual, company servers where the people who run them “…get ‘first look’ at results and the ability to immediately and privately examine vote details throughout the USA.”   In short, “this redirects results …to a centralized privately held server which is not just for Ohio, but national; not just USA-based, but global.”
And although the votes will be cast in hometown, American precincts on Election Day, with the Barcelona-based SCYTL taking charge of the process, they will be routed and counted overseas.

 http://www.westernjournalism.com/spanish-company-will-count-american-votes-overseas-in-november/

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Election Fraud? Add Microsoft’s Allen, Foreign Scytl election software, servers in Spain

 
October 28, 2016

No election fraud coming up? You are looking in the wrong direction. It is not voter stuffing or dead people voting. I did this post in 2014 and it has only gotten worse. You tell me whats going on.
In what has to be one of the most troubling pieces of news, we learn that Scytl is on the move in taking control of many world-wide elections as well as increasing in U.S. elections via electronic means. Now Microsoft’s Paul Allen has chipped into the pot. Here is the update from earlier posts you might want to check out. First the back story.

  “Obama donor’s company funds controversial election firm” reads the headline. We now are turning over our election software to a foreign company that happens to support Obama.The Drudge Report yesterday ran a feature titled “Foreign company buys U.S. election results reporting firm.” The article documented that SCYTL, based in Barcelona, acquired 100 percent of SOE Software, the leading software provider of election management solutions in the United States. Drudge reports that the  best part is that the election results are redirected not to a USA server, but to a server overseas.

SCYTL, the global leader in secure electronic voting technologies, announced today the acquisition of 100% of SOE Software, the leading software provider of election management solutions in the United States.
Why is a software company based in Barcelona Spain(SCYTL)  now in charge of counting our votes in the upcoming General Election on November 6th.  Did the Federal Elections Commission approve of this ?  (FEC) Did the Congress of the United States approve of this ?
The firm already provides balloting for overseas U.S. military and civilian voting in nine states along with elections technologies in several districts
With the purchase of SOE Software, meanwhile, SCYTL has increased its involvement in the U.S. elections process. SOE Software boasts a strong U.S. presence, providing results in over 900 jurisdictions.
In 2009, SCYTL formally registered with the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (AEC) as the first Internet voting manufacturer in the U.S. under the EAC Voting System Testing and Certification Program.
Project Vote noted that in 2008, the Florida Department of State commissioned a review of SCYTL’s remote voting software and concluded, in part, that:
  • The system is vulnerable to attack from insiders.
  • In a worst case scenario, the software could lead to (1) voters being unable to cast votes; (2) an election that does not accurately reflect the will of the voters; and (3) possible disclosure of confidential information, such as the votes cast by individual voters.
  • The system may be subject to attacks that could compromise the integrity of the votes cast...

 

 http://beforeitsnews.com/politics/2016/10/election-fraud-add-microsofts-allen-foreign-scytl-election-software-servers-in-spain-2853694.html

 

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Corruption & Fraud In Spain: Latest News & Analysis

News about corruption in Spain.

 

https://www.thespainreport.com/stories/7-150803135140-corruption-fraud-in-spain

 

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Portuguese presidential election, 1958

Presidential elections were held in Portugal on 8 June 1958, during the authoritarian Estado Novo regime led by Prime Minister António de Oliveira Salazar.
Incumbent President Francisco Craveiro Lopes had clashed with Salazar and did not seek another term, neither as candidate of the regime or for the opposition, which deemed the incumbent president capable of winning the race. The National Union, the sole legal political party levied naval minister Américo Thomaz, a conservative. The democratic opposition backed General Humberto Delgado, who ran as an independent in an attempt to challenge the regime.
The official tally was 76.4 percent for Thomaz and about 24 percent for Delgado. The regime's secret police force, PIDE, harassed Delgado's supporters, and there were many reports of massive electoral fraud.[1] Indeed, many neutral observers believe that Delgado would have won had the election been honest. The results nevertheless shocked Salazar, and in 1959, he had the Constitution amended to transfer the presidential election to the National Assembly, which was a pliant tool of the regime. The method of universal election was later reintroduced after the Carnation Revolution.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_presidential_election,_1958

 

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 Chapter 70: Russia

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Reports of voting fraud in Russia poll

18 September 2016 Last updated at 22:01 BST 

United Russia, backed by President Vladimir Putin, is well ahead in the nation's parliamentary election, taking at least 45%, exit polls suggest.
Yet throughout the day there have been reports of voting fraud - and video to back them up. In some cases, webcams installed at polling stations recorded what appeared to be election officials stuffing ballot boxes.

 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37403673

 

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Phantom voters, smuggled ballots hint at foul play in Russian vote

 Sep 20, 2016

 Voters across Russia handed a sweeping victory to President Vladimir Putin's allies in a parliamentary election on Sunday. But in two regions Reuters reporters saw inflated turnout figures, ballot-stuffing and people voting more than once at three polling stations.In the Bashkortostan region's capital Ufa, in the foothills of the Urals, Reuters reporters counted 799 voters casting ballots at polling station number 284. When officials tallied the vote later in the day, they said the turnout was 1,689.
At polling station 591 in the Mordovia regional capital of Saransk, about 650 km south-east of Moscow, reporters counted 1,172 voters but officials recorded a turnout of 1,756.
A Reuters reporter obtained a temporary registration to vote at that station, and cast a ballot for a party other than the pro-Putin United Russia. During the count, officials recorded that not a single vote had been cast for that party.
Election officials at the stations denied there were violations or count irregularities.
It is unlikely that any irregularities at these polling stations would have been on a scale that could have affected the result.
The incidents are only a narrow snapshot of what was happening across Russia's 11 time zones and thousands of polling stations on an election day that was a test of whether support for Putin and his allies had held up despite a recession and Western sanctions. Reuters was unable to assess independently if such practices were widespread.
Reuters sent reporters to a random sample of 11 polling stations across central and western Russia on polling day, including in and around Moscow.
At three of them, there were large discrepancies between the number of voters Reuters reporters counted, and the number that officials recorded. At four of the other eight, there were also some irregularities, including smaller discrepancies in the voter tallies and people saying they had been paid or pressured to vote.
Ella Pamfilova, chairwoman of Russia's Central Election Commission, told news briefings that the vote had been more transparent than the previous election, citing the use of live webcams in some polling stations.
She said the webcams had shown some cases of vote-rigging, and that they would be investigated. But she said no one had brought the commission concrete evidence of large-scale fraud.
After the last parliamentary election in 2011, which was also won comfortably by the pro-Putin United Russia party, allegations from opposition activists of widespread electoral fraud prompted large protests in the capital Moscow.
The Central Election Commission did not respond when asked by Reuters to comment on the incidents seen by reporters. Requests for comment sent to the regional election commissions for Bashkortostan and Mordovia also received no replies.
Sunday's election was "far from anything that could be called free and fair", Golos, a non-governmental organization that monitors Russian elections, said in a statement. "The results ... of the monitoring show the practice of using illegal techniques continues."
It said its conclusions were based on information collected by observers it posted to polling stations in 40 out of more than 80 Russian regions. It said violations reported by the observers included ballot-stuffing and people voting more than once.

 http://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-election-fraud-idUSKCN11Q1RI

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Russia Proves Vote Fraud Can Happen Anywhere

 Sep 22, 2016

When Donald Trump suggested in August that the presidential vote might be rigged, his claim was dismissed by fact-checkers and experts who explained that large-scale electoral fraud is not possible in the U.S. Indeed, it hasn't taken place for generations. And yet it's useful to keep in mind how easy it is to subvert an election system: I know, I come from a country where it happens systematically.
For 10 years after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia had a largely fraud-free election system; international observers certified Russian elections as free and fair in the mid-1990s. In the 2000s, however, fraud became widespread, and it determined the outcome of the most recent elections for parliament, on Sept. 18.

 https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-09-22/russia-proves-vote-fraud-can-happen-anywhere

 

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Cities across Russia join in vote fraud protests  

Dec 10, 2011

Russian police say 25,000 people are in Moscow's Bolotnaya Square for the rally against what they believe was a fraudulent election last Sunday.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAh2FL38WfQ

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Thousands protest election fraud in southern Russia

4/14/2012

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of protesters rallied Saturday in the southern Russian city of Astrakhan to support a hunger-striking politician who alleges a recent mayoral race was marred by fraud, the latest show of determination by opposition forces.


http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/story/2012-04-14/russia-protest-fraud/54277382/1

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 Chapter 71: Mongolia

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Election Fraud Cited in Mongolia

 Mongolia confirms that the ruling Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party,
has won a majority in Parliament. However, people have mixed feelings about
the election results, which led to violence. Let's take a closer look…

 https://vimeo.com/1362627

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Chapter 72: South Korea

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The South Korean 2012 Presidential Election was Fraudulent !

 

  February 21, 2013 

 South Koreans, both at home and abroad, are signing a petition for the United Nations (UN). In the petition they are asking the UN to investigate the election fraud of their recent presidential election. This movement has been initiated by a group of the South Korean overseas voters under a name, 'the South Korean Fighters for Voter's Rights (F4VR)', and thousands of people have joined them by signing the petition. They all believe that the presidential election on December 19th, 2012 was completely fraudulent.

 http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-931053

 

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Election Fraud Suspected, South Korea

 January 1, 2013

 Korea had the presidential election on December 19, 2012. The strong man's daughter, Geun-hye Park, was elected. But many Koreans affirm that the election was fraudulent and illegal. Many kinds of evidence for the affirmation were found. The important evidence is the electronic ballot counting. There was no official investigation carried out by the Lee government, resulting in serious damage of the trust of South Koreans in the government and the Republic of Korea National Election Commission. In this situation, a lot of questions have been raised regarding the presidential election as well, with as many as 230,000 people  having signed in the petition for manual counting.

 

 http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-904967

 

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 Chapter 73: North Korea

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North Korea Elections: A Sham Worth Studying

 

The stranger-than-fiction vote offers few surprises—100 percent of eligible balloters favored only the pre-determined politicians—but the once-every-five-years election provides a better sense of how North Korea is run...

  http://time.com/17720/north-korea-election-a-sham-worth-studying/

 

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Chapter 74: Japan

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Japan PM Shinzo Abe Charged for Election Rigging @ The High Court

 

A group of plaintiffs have filed election protests against Japan’s PM Abe for having benefited from rigged elections. The High Court of Japan displayed a very dishonorable conduct, uncharacteristic in Japanese setting, by employing hundreds of police personnel restricting cameras even outside the building.
But the people are fighting back…

The plaintiffs presented the following facts:
  • Voting Machines are manufactured by Musashi Engineering;
  • Musashi Engineering is controlled by New York based Fortress Asset Management;
  • Peter L. Briger, Jr., Fortress CEO, is a member of the Rockefeller Trilateral Commission;
  • PM Shinzo Abe, the defendant, is a major stockholder of Musashi Engineering!
We strongly urge you to watch the videos below which show the real sentiments of the Japanese about their government in relation to the US, Inc. and an additional clip on one witness programmer who admitted in court about his authoring of the program used in rigging the US elections for the Bushes.

  https://geopolitics.co/2015/05/10/japan-pm-shinzo-abe-charged-for-election-rigging-the-high-court/

 

 

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 Chapter 75: Philippines

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Philippine Elections: More Vote Counting Machine Fraud Uncovered

 

 

TARLAC, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – During a news conference on Friday, Inoray Malawi, a poll watcher, showed a Vote Counting Machine (VCM) receipt which seemed to confirm allegations of massive electoral fraud ahead of the May 9 Philippine presidential elections. 
Malawi (pictured above), said that in a dry run for the VCMs, her ballot receipt contained the name of administration standard-bearer Manuel Roxas 2nd instead of that of another presidential candidate whom she “voted” for.
Similar ballot receipt fraud allegations have been brought up during early voting by overseas Filipino voters in the Middle East.
Today, yet another incident was reported by an elementary school teacher assigned as a poll officer in Tarlac, hometown of President NoyNoy Aquino.
In this latest incident, the teacher said that during the dry run, she voted for Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.  When the ballot receipt was printed, it showed the name of Donald Trump instead of Duterte.

 https://adobochronicles.com/2016/05/07/philippine-elections-vote-counting-machine-fraud-uncovered/

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Chapter 76:  Indonesia

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  Fraud threat clouds Indonesian polls

  Apr 3, 2009


 JAKARTA - There is a rising risk that Indonesia's next elected government will face an immediate legitimacy crisis if mounting complaints about manipulation of official voters' lists are challenged by losing parties and candidates. That contentious prospect threatens to make next week's legislative and July's presidential polls the rockiest of the country's decade-old democratic era.

Recent revelations that 27% of the names on the official voters' list were fraudulent in the November 2008 gubernatorial elections in East Java province have cast a shadow over hopes for a smooth democratic transition at the polls. Police investigators in the pivotal province determined that of the 1.2 million names on the official voters' list, over 345,000 were underage, fictitious, dead or otherwise ineligible to cast ballots.

Investigators have claimed that the scale and pattern of error could not be attributed to computer glitches or software inadequacies, as originally postulated by election officials, but were rather the result of systematic human intervention. Indonesia's Independent Election Supervisory Committee (KIPP) and the Indonesian Voters Committee (KPI) have also alleged high-level fraud and manipulation of lists for political purposes...

 http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/KD03Ae01.html



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Chapter 77: China

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An Unlikely Crime in One-Party China: Election Fraud

 SEPT. 14, 2016


HONG KONG — China’s legislature has expelled 45 of its members in a vote-buying scandal that has snared a prominent businessman who is active in donating to American universities, foundations and political campaigns.
Some of the lawmakers whose dismissals were announced on Tuesday, all from the economically struggling northeastern province of Liaoning, had bribed their way into the National People’s Congress by buying votes, according to the official news agency Xinhua.
The nearly 3,000 members of the congress, which meets as a full body for less than two weeks each March, ratify laws and government programs, usually with little drama. Members are mostly voted in by lower-ranking organizations, including provincial congresses...


 http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/15/world/asia/china-npc-election-fraud-liaoning.html?_r=1

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China: More than 500 resign over election fraud

 28 December 2013

More than 500 municipal lawmakers in one Chinese province have stood down following an electoral fraud scandal, according to state media...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-25536426



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Chapter 78: Cambodia

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Cambodia: Ruling Party Orchestrated Vote Fraud

 July 31, 2013

Donors Should Demand Independent Investigation of Election Irregularities

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) appears to have been involved in electoral fraud in Cambodia’s July 28, 2013 national elections, according to residents and ruling party officials interviewed by Human Rights Watch. All allegations of election fraud and other irregularities, including bias in the election machinery, should be promptly investigated by an independent commission.

https://www.hrw.org/news/2013/07/31/cambodia-ruling-party-orchestrated-vote-fraud

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Cambodia Cranks Up Election Process Raising Fraud Concerns

2016-08-18

 As Cambodian officials rolled out a new voter registration system on Thursday, questions were raised about the nation’s ability to conduct free and fair elections.

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/cambodia-cranks-up-08182016160213.html

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Chapter 79: Vietnam 


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South Vietnamese parliamentary election, 1959


Parliamentary elections were held in South Vietnam on 30 August 1959, resulting in an overwhelming victory for President Ngô Đình Diệm and the government. The regime won all but two of the 123 seats in the National Assembly, taken by five pro-government political parties and pro-government independent candidates. The elections allowed some liberalization in terms of freedom of speech, but the Diệm regime continued to maintain rigid control over the election process. Despite considerable efforts in preventing a small number of opposition candidates from standing during the election through the use of army soldiers bussed in to stuff ballot boxes to support the pro-government candidates, two independent candidates from the opposition were elected – Phan Quang Đán and Phan Khắc Sửu. However, during the first inaugural session of the National Assembly, Đán and another independent deputy, Nguyen Tran were not permitted to attend and were arrested and charged with electoral fraud.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Vietnamese_parliamentary_election,_1959



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State of Vietnam referendum, 1955

The State of Vietnam referendum of 1955 determined the future form of government of the State of Vietnam, the nation that was to become the Republic of Vietnam (widely known as South Vietnam). It was contested by Prime Minister Ngô Đình Diệm, who proposed a republic, and former emperor Bảo Đại. Bảo Đại had abdicated as emperor in 1945 and at the time of the referendum held the title of head of state. Though published counts showed Diệm winning the election with 98.2% of the vote, the referendum was widely marred by electoral fraud. In the capital, Saigon, Diệm was credited with more than 600,000 votes, although only 450,000 people were on the electoral roll.[1][2] He accumulated tallies in excess of 90% of the registered voters, even in rural regions where opposition groups prevented voting.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_of_Vietnam_referendum,_1955

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Chapter 80: India

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India's EVMs are Vulnerable to Fraud 

Apr 27, 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlCOj1dElDY&feature=player_embedded#!

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India's EVMs are Vulnerable to Fraud



http://indiaevm.org


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India's Election Problem: Votes for Sale

 May 9, 2014


The big question for some voters as India's marathon national election reaches its final stages isn't who will win, it is how much candidates will dole out in cash, alcohol and other goodies to bag their support.
Residents and election officials alike say vote-buying has long been a problem in the world's largest democracy, even though it is against the law. Early reports suggest it may be widespread again in the current round, which began April 7 and ends Monday. Results are expected four days later.
In the northern state of Punjab, for instance, election-monitoring teams have seized over 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of heroin, 50 kilograms of opium and thousands of liters of illicit alcohol that they believe may have been meant for buying votes.
In the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, police are investigating possible criminal charges against the wife of a candidate who was caught carrying $75,000 in cash in a computer bag while traveling on a public bus to her husband's constituency. The woman denied any wrongdoing...


http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702303417104579545803109504402


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WikiLeaks: Indian politicians 'bought votes with cash tucked inside newspapers'

 16 Mar 2011

Indian political leaders admitted widespread electoral corruption and told American diplomats how they had bought votes with cash tucked inside morning newspapers, according to cables disclosed by WikiLeaks.


 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/wikileaks/8386095/WikiLeaks-Indian-politicians-bought-votes-with-cash-tucked-inside-newspapers.html

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Rampant Fraud Reported, 4 Dead in India Voting

September 26, 1999
Two government ministers were arrested and at least four people were killed Saturday amid reports of large-scale election fraud during voting in Bihar, India's most lawless state.
Election-related unrest was also reported elsewhere in India during the fourth round of voting for a new federal Parliament. India's national elections are staggered, with different parts of the country voting on different days.
The deaths in Bihar were far fewer than the 39 killed in last week's polling there. This time, 75,000 police, reservists and soldiers were sent to prevent violence.
Fifty-one percent of the 80 million people eligible to vote Saturday cast their ballots in nine states, an election spokesman said. Voting is now completed in 418 of India's 534 Parliament constituencies.

 http://articles.latimes.com/1999/sep/26/news/mn-14356


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Chapter 81: Myanmar

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Myanmar Election Body Cancels Vote in Two More Shan State Townships


2015-10-27

Myanmar’s Union Election Commission (UEC), which oversees polls in the country, announced Tuesday that next month’s general election will not be held in two additional townships in war-torn Shan state, meaning residents of either part or all of 16 townships in the region are not eligible to vote.

In a statement, the UEC said the Nov. 8 vote would be canceled in all of Monghsu and Kyethi townships, in Shan state’s Loilen district, as well as in eight villages in Lashio district’s Tangyan township and 42 villages in Hopang township, in the state’s ethnic Wa Self-Administered Division.

The UEC claimed that the situation in the newly declared no-vote areas is “not conducive to free and fair elections,” without providing further details, and cited Article 10(F) of the Union Election Commission Law which grants the body the right to cancel elections in the event of regional instability.

Fighting between the Shan State Army-North (SSA-N)—the armed wing of the Shan State Progressive Party (SSPP)—and government troops in areas near Monghsu, Kyethi and Tangyan since Oct. 6 has displaced about 3,000 residents in the region.

Last week, the Shan Nationalities Democratic Party (SNDP) called on the UEC to postpone the election in the three townships until fighting dies down.



http://www.rfa.org/english/news/myanmar/election-10272015172919.html



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Burma Groups Expose Fraud and Abuse in the November 7 Elections

 Nov. 8, 2010

Dozens of Burma border-based organizations with feeds from human rights organizations and exile media launched a website to share citizen reports of widespread abuse and fraud around the first elections in Burma in 20 years. Burma Election Tracker (www.burmaelectiontracker.org) shows detailed reports, eye witness accounts, pictures and video gathered through established networks of civic organizations operating throughout Burma. The site also provides ongoing analysis and recommendations.
The group concluded that “The reports that we have gathered demonstrate that these elections are deeply flawed, and are fundamentally illegitimate, unfree, unfair and undemocratic.”
More than 300 reports have been posted on the site, varying from stories of voter intimidation to journalists being arrested and refugees streaming into neighboring Thailand due to election-related violence. The site will be updated continuously over the coming days as additional reports about election day and the post-election environment trickle out of the country...

https://www.ndi.org/Burma_Groups_Expose_Fraud

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Myanmar Votes Amid Claims of Irregularities

 Nov. 9, 2015

Party of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi alleges election commission attempted to manipulate vote

http://www.wsj.com/articles/myanmar-voters-cast-ballots-in-historic-elections-1446948112

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Chapter 82: Thailand

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How to buy an election in Asia

 July 21, 2011

BANGKOK, Thailand — Across Asia’s rickety democracies, there is at least one season when the poor can trust politicians to visit their villages and share the spoils of power.
That would be the weeks leading up to election day.
(More Photos: Amazing leopard attack in India)
Since the rise of democracies over dictatorships in Southeast Asia, clean election advocates have tried everything to convince villagers of their votes’ sanctity. A Filipino archbishop once urged voters to “take the bait but not the hook”: pocket the cash, if you must, but vote with your heart.
But while vote buying is illegal throughout the region, pre-election handouts of cash and gifts remain endemic in many parts of Asia. Enforcers once forced voters to use carbon paper in the booth to prove they’d ticked the right box. Now they demand mobile phone snapshots of ballots, a practice that triggered a phone ban in Thailand’s polling stations.
Why are voters who can afford camera phones willing to sell their vote for $10 — the Asia Foundation’s estimated average price per vote in Thailand’s July elections?
The answer eludes reformists who have long hoped rising incomes across Asia would erode the practice. Instead, experts believe the price per vote is going up and vote-buying methods are only growing more sophisticated.


http://www.pri.org/stories/2011-07-21/how-buy-election-asia




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Chapter 83: Afghanistan


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E.U. Confirms Wide Fraud in Afghan Presidential Runoff Election


December 16, 2014


KABUL, Afghanistan — A new report by European Union election observers on Tuesday supports some of the most stark estimates of systematic electoral fraud in the Afghan presidential runoff election in June, and says an earlier audit of the voting invalidated only a small fraction of suspect votes.
The report provides the fullest picture yet of the allegations of fraud that plagued the election, suggesting that more than two million votes — or about a quarter of total votes cast — came from polling stations with voting irregularities.
Reports of widespread fraud led to a political crisis pitting the two campaigns, of Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, against each other after the preliminary results tilted sharply in favor of Mr. Ghani.
The standoff led Secretary of State John Kerry to help broker a power-sharing deal in which Mr. Ghani was named president and Mr. Abdullah was named the government’s chief executive. That nominal arrangement has held, but the two camps have struggled over the precise division of powers, and so far have not been able to come to agreement on a cabinet, nearly three months after the inauguration.
Wary of upsetting this tenuous balance, the European Union’s chief observer for the Afghan election, Thijs Berman, sought to strike a conciliatory tone at a news conference on Tuesday in which he discussed the new election report.
Mr. Berman praised both Mr. Ghani and Mr. Abdullah for their “statesmanlike restraint,” calling the power-sharing agreement “the best way to respect the will of Afghan voters” under the circumstances. But of the election, Mr. Berman noted that “one can sadly be sure that a lot went wrong in many places.”


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/17/world/asia/afghan-voting-fraud-detailed-in-new-report.html



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In Afghan Election, Signs of Systemic Fraud Cast Doubt on Many Votes



AUG. 23, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan — When the campaign team led by Manawar Shah came under threat on the day of the Afghan presidential runoff, it was not from the Taliban, he said, but from the people who were supposed to be keeping order: an alliance of government officials, security forces and supporters of the candidate Ashraf Ghani.
Beaten and prevented from using their video equipment and cellphones, Mr. Shah’s team members, working for the candidate Abdullah Abdullah in Khost Province, spent June 14 watching fraud but unable to document it. In one polling center, Mr. Shah said, they saw just 500 voters and election officials casting multiple ballots, for a total of 10,531 votes.
That episode and others like it led Mr. Abdullah to level accusations of a conspiracy by Mr. Ghani, election officials and President Hamid Karzai to rig the vote, plunging the country into crisis and creating a new threat of factional violence. After years of Western aid spent building it, the Afghan state is suddenly at risk of collapsing just as American troops are leaving.
The impasse grew so grave that some senior Afghan officials considered imposing an interim government — a move tantamount to a coup, but one that the officials insisted might be needed to head off violence.

  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/24/world/asia/in-afghan-election-signs-of-systemic-fraud-cast-doubt-on-many-votes.html

 

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 Chapter 84: Pakistan

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Amid violence and vote-rigging complaints, Pakistan elects new leaders

May 12, 2013

Nawaz Sharif, the prime minister whose government was overthrown by a military coup more than a decade ago, appears to be back on top in Pakistan, election officials said Sunday.
According to unofficial results in Pakistan's violence-marred election, Sharif's party looks to have won most of the seats in the National Assembly. It won 16 of the 23 seats in the lower house, election officials said.
Imran Khan, candidate for the Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) party, said the elections were rigged.


http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/12/world/asia/pakistan-election/


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Pakistani Panel Rejects Fraud Accusations in 2013 Prime Minister Vote

 JULY 23, 2015

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — In a major blow to the Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan, a judicial commission released a report on Thursday rejecting his accusations of widespread fraud and irregularities in the 2013 general elections.
A report by the commission, which was set up in April at Mr. Khan’s insistence, was a rare political victory for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Mr. Khan and his political allies accused Mr. Sharif of colluding with judiciary officials to rig the elections and led huge protests last year that shut down the capital, Islamabad, for days.
“Despite some lapses by the election commission, it cannot be said on the evidence before the commission that, on an overall basis, the elections were not a true and fair reflection of the mandate given by the electorate,” said the report by the commission, a three-member panel led by Chief Justice Nasir ul-Malik.
In blunt terms, the report stated that Mr. Khan and officials from his party, P.T.I., had not made their case compellingly after lodging accusations of ballot-box stuffing and other types of fraud.



http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/24/world/asia/pakistani-panel-rejects-fraud-accusations-in-2013-vote.html

 

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 Chapter 85: Kyrgyzstan

 

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E-voting in Local Elections in Kyrgyzstan Fails to Put an End to Fraud

 

 August 2nd, 2016

Community-Focused Bribery

As a rule, in Kyrgyzstan, public schools, kindergartens, universities, and other state buildings are used as polling stations. As part of their contractual responsibilities, key administrative staff from these institutions serves as election committee members on election day. Many of these officials are vulnerable to manipulation by political parties, as they may lose their jobs if they refuse to collaborate in rigging the election results.  
As independent observers from the Coalition and Taza Shailoo noted, during the March elections, many election committee members were subjected to enormous pressure to deliver votes from political parties.
According to Tashanov, in order to maximize results, political parties gave money only to loyal people who distributed the funds through their networks. These parties chose candidates based on their place of residence, believing these individuals would be able to more effectively exert influence on their communities through family and clan networks. Clans, which are informal social units, play a significant role in the social, economic, and political life of Kyrgyzstan. By funneling money through these units, parties could ensure that their bribes would yield the results they wanted.
Uzbek candidates and electioneers concentrated on bribing the city’s Uzbek communities. Tashanov claimed that in Osh’s Amir Timur Uzbek community, one ‘electioneer’ was tasked with giving out approximately 200,000 soms (about 2,800 USD at the time) to collect 16,000 votes for his party. The money was a windfall for many Uzbek families, who have an average of six to seven adult members and, as a result, earned approximately 6,000-7,000 soms (85-100 USD) – the equivalent of a month’s salary for a state employee in Osh – in a single day.
During the October 2015 elections, some voters – mostly in Kyrgyz communities – managed to take multiple bribes from different parties, while still voting for the party they preferred. To avoid this, parties operating within these communities adopted an additional safeguard during the March election: voters were given half the money before voting, and the rest afterwards. As proof they had cast their ballot for the bribing party, voters had to show their vote sheets to an election committee member affiliated with that party, before collecting their remaining money.

Eliminating Vote Rigging?

All in all, after the March vote, twenty-two people were questioned for bribery linked to the elections, although their cases were eventually dropped. According to article 140 of the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic, voter bribery is a crime punishable by fine or imprisonment up to five years.
Whether the Kyrgyz government will develop the political will to truly tackle election rigging remains to be seen. But, what is clear is that new technologies, like e-voting, cannot eliminate widespread electoral fraud, all by themselves. 

 http://muftah.org/e-voting-local-elections-kyrgyzstan-fails-put-end-fraud/

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 Chapter 86: Iran

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Statistical Tests Suggestive of Fraud in Iran's Election

 
July 14, 2009

An American statistician says strong statistical evidence backs up the claims of Iranian protestors that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s victory in the June election was fraudulent.
Walter Mebane of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor analyzed Iranian election data and found anomalies strongly suggesting that ballot boxes were stuffed with extra votes for Ahmadinejad. Mebane also identified 81 towns where further investigations are likely to find evidence of fraud.
“This suggests that the actual outcome should have been pretty close,” says Mebane, who described his analysis on a paper posted on his website June 15 and updated June 29. The official results showed Ahmadinejad getting almost twice as many votes as his closest rival.

  http://www.usnews.com/science/articles/2009/07/14/statistical-tests-suggestive-of-fraud-in-irans-election

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The Devil Is in the Digits: Evidence That Iran's Election Was Rigged

 
June 20, 2009

Since the declaration of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's landslide victory in Iran's presidential election, accusations of fraud have swelled. Against expectations from pollsters and pundits alike, Ahmadinejad did surprisingly well in urban areas, including Tehran -- where he is thought to be highly unpopular -- and even Tabriz, the capital city of opposition candidate Mir Hussein Mousavi's native East Azarbaijan province.
Others have pointed to the surprisingly poor performance of Mehdi Karroubi, another reform candidate, and particularly in his home province of Lorestan, where conservative candidates fared poorly in 2005, but where Ahmadinejad allegedly captured 71 percent of the vote. Eyebrows have been raised further by the relative consistency in Ahmadinejad's vote share across Iran's provinces, in spite of wide provincial variation in past elections.

These pieces of the story point in the direction of fraud, to be sure. They have led experts to speculate that the election results released by Iran's Ministry of the Interior had been altered behind closed doors. But we don't have to rely on suggestive evidence alone. We can use statistics more systematically to show that this is likely what happened. Here's how. 

  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/20/AR2009062000004.html

 

 

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 Chapter 87: Iraq

 

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Mounting Accusations of Voter Fraud in Iraq's Elections

 March 2, 2009
Iraq's election commission has taken center-stage in a battle over ballot-rigging allegations.

  The alleged violations included ballot boxes that went missing and later reappeared during polling, said Husseini.

IHEC officials said they had also investigated complaints that parties had been campaigning at the gates of polling stations.

They said they had received reports of voters casting ballots on behalf of family members and of party officials interfering at the polling stations.

Husseini said there were "not many" reports of such violations and the commission did not deem them to be among the most serious irregularities.

"Many alliances have submitted complaints but the majority were general and did not provide proof or details," she said.

Sadr and Allawi loyalists claimed members of the security forces, who were allowed to cast their ballots early, voted twice. IHEC official Tamimi said six of the 20 serious irregularities had occurred during early voting.

Some voters said they witnessed fraud at the polls. Ali al-Ubedi, 19, a university student in Baghdad, said an election observer handed him a shred of paper as he walked to the voting booth and whispered in his ear to vote for his list.

Ubedi says he opened the paper in the booth and saw the number for an alliance contending seats in Baghdad's provincial council.

Abu Qasim, a 44-year-old government employee in Baghdad, said he saw an election observer issuing ten U.S. dollar mobile phone cards in front of a polling station.

"When I saw this, I returned home without voting because I realised that the country is ruined and the elections don't mean anything anymore," he said.

The most prevalent complaint -- that citizens could not vote because their names were missing from polling station registries -- was not considered a violation.

The problem is thought to have most affected Iraq's displaced -- people who fled their homes in the sectarian conflict that followed the last election in 2005.

Election commission officials said Iraqis were confused by new voter registration rules and either went to the wrong polling stations or had simply not registered to vote in this election.

Ballot officials have repeatedly insisted that the problem was not widespread, contrary to claims by voters, party leaders and some election observers.

Joost Hiltermann of the International Crisis Group, a non-profit body that monitors conflicts, told IWPR the "electoral commission has a vested interest in playing down the phenomenon."

"The matter should be investigated by an independent agency, which should make recommendations so as to prevent a similar problem in the parliamentary elections," he said.

IHEC official Husseini said the same voter registration system would be used in Iraqi elections scheduled for later this year.

Foreign observers have yet to comment on whether the IHEC investigated the fraud claims competently.

  http://www.alternet.org/story/129577/mounting_accusations_of_voter_fraud_in_iraq's_elections

 

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Iraq to Investigate Accusations of Voting Fraud

  February 4, 2009 

 

The head of Iraq's electoral commission said Tuesday that it is investigating "serious" allegations of electoral fraud in Anbar province that, if corroborated, could alter the outcome of Saturday's election, providing the clearest indication yet that voting irregularities occurred during provincial balloting.

A coalition of parties that competed against the Iraqi Islamic Party in Anbar submitted complaints that the commission considers grave, commission chief Faraj al-Haidari said. "We will deal with it seriously because it might change the result of the election in this province," he said.

As tensions sparked by the allegations of electoral fraud spread through Ramadi, the provincial capital, Iraqi law enforcement officials and U.S. Marines braced Tuesday for a possible outbreak of violence.

"I am afraid of the bad consequences if the results of the election will be the opposite of what the blocs and parties expect," said Maj. Gen. Murdhi al-Duleimi, the province's chief of security operations. "I am afraid that we will return to the starting point due to the increase in threats."

  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/03/AR2009020301466.html

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 Chapter 88: Syria

 

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Why it’s pretty obvious the Syria vote totals are fabricated



https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2014/06/11/why-its-pretty-obvious-the-syria-vote-totals-are-fabricated/


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Syria's presidential election: How fair can a vote be in a war zone?


June 2, 2014

Syria may be embroiled in a brutal three-year civil war, but that's not stopping the government from holding controversial presidential elections this week.
The election, which has been branded a sham by the West and by the Syrian opposition, is widely expected to return President Bashar al-Assad to power.
CNN International Correspondent Frederik Pleitgen has reported from inside Syria numerous times during the conflict, which has left an estimated 150,000 people dead. He breaks down the key questions ahead of Tuesday's election...

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/02/world/meast/syria-elections-explainer/

 

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  Chapter 89: United Kingdom

 

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Second referendum petition: Inquiry removes at least 77,000 fake signatures, as hackers claim responsibility for 'prank'

 

  Parliamentary authorities have removed around 77,000 allegedly fake signatures from an online petition which calls for a re-run of the Brexit referendum - with hackers taking responsibility for adding thousands of counterfeit names.

It follows a formal inquiry launched less than three hours earlier,  amid claims some of the more than three and a half million signatures it has gained since Friday may be fraudulent.
A statement posted on the House of Commons' petitions committee Twitter account on Sunday afternoon said: "We are investigating allegations of fraudulent use of the petitions site. Signatures found to be fraudulent will be removed..."

  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/26/concern-as-online-call-for-second-brexit-vote-gains-more-than-39/

 

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Whatever happened to the #ToryElectionFraud investigation?

 July 29, 2016

Ongoing investigations into Conservative spending at 2015 general election could still unsettle government.

Before British politics got swept up in a whirlwind of Brexit, leadership challenges and a change of cabinet, one of the biggest stories was the allegations surrounding Conservative general election spending in 2015.
The hashtag #ToryElectionFraud was trending on Twitter, and people were speculating that the revelations could lead to prosecutions, to MPs losing their seats, and that it could even bring down David Cameron’s government.

What are the allegations?

There are two main sets of allegations.
Channel 4 News claims to have uncovered thousands of pounds worth of spending on hotel rooms for Conservative activists during the Rochester and Strood, Clacton and Newark byelections that weren’t declared as part of the local campaign activity. This is also alleged to have been part of their campaign to prevent Nigel Farage winning South Thanet in the 2015 general election.
The Daily Mirror subsequently cast doubt on the way the Tories allocated expenditure for their “Battlebus 2015” campaign. The bus appears to have cost more than £2,000 a day to run, but the expense was deemed to be a national campaigning cost, so wasn’t allocated to the constituencies where the bus and the volunteers staffing it were campaigning.

  https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jul/29/whatever-happened-to-the-toryelectionfraud-investigation

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Tories withheld key documents from election fraud investigation, Electoral Commission says

The Electoral Commission has applied to the High Court for a court order to hand over the documents

 12 May 2016

The Conservative Party withheld key documents from an investigation into possible electoral fraud by the party, the elections watchdog has revealed.
The Electoral Commission on Thursday applied for a High Court order to force the Tories to hand over the missing papers – which it says would help shed light on whether the party broke spending rules in key marginal seats at the general election.
Police across the country have announced criminal investigations into the Conservative Party’s conduct at the general election after a Channel 4 News investigation alleged it might have broken spending rules.

According to the broadcaster, the party allegedly failed to locally declare the costs of bussing activists around to marginal seats – activity which could potentially have swung hotly contested marginals in their favour.
Between 20 and 30 marginal seats were reportedly visited by the bussed-in activists; the Tories ultimately only won a majority of 12, allowing them to form a majority government.
If electoral law is found to have been broken then punishments could include fines and prison sentences.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tories-election-fraud-electoral-commission-probe-investigation-criminal-police-a7026141.html

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Judge grants extension to police investigation into Tory election fraud

Some Conservative general election victories could be voided if illegality is found, says judge

  1 June 2016

A judge has raised the prospect that some of the Conservatives’ general election victories could be voided as he granted more time for Kent police to investigate allegations of electoral fraud by the party.
District Judge Barron outlined in court the reasons for extending the time period for Kent police to examine the accusations, after a Channel 4 investigation raised questions about Tory election spending in South Thanet – where the party was fighting Ukip leader Nigel Farage.
In his summary, he said: “In my judgment the combination of circumstances before me is wholly exceptional and goes far beyond the usual circumstances that would exist in a typical case where election offences are being investigated.”
The allegations centre on Tory campaign spending in the constituency of South Thanet during last year’s general election.

  The Conservatives, whose MP Craig Mackinlay won the hotly contested seat, took the unprecedented step of trying to oppose the court extension requested by the police.

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Fury as police force insists stopping EU referendum vote-rigging 'not our responsibility'

 

 May 5, 2016

A BRITISH police force sparked fury tonight after telling Express.co.uk that stopping vote-rigging in the upcoming EU referendum is “not our responsibility”.

  http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/667158/EU-referendum-Brexit-local-elections-Derbyshire-Police-electoral-fraud-Derby

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Eight police forces launch investigations into Tory general election 2015 fraud accusations

A series of police forces have said they will launch investigations into the allegations the Conservatives broke electoral spending rules.

Eight police forces have launched investigations into an allegation of electoral fraud relating to the 2015 general election, amid claims the Conservative Party broke electoral spending rules.
The party faces claims it failed to record accommodation costs for bussing activists to key constituencies as part of candidates' spending, instead recording them as part of national campaign spending.
Up to 29 Conservative candidates are thought to have benifitted from the Tory "Battlebus" campaigns.

  6 May 2016

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Govt Report: Massive Voter Fraud In Muslim Areas, No Challenge Because Of ‘Political Correctness’

 11 Aug 2016

 

Massive levels of electoral fraud have gone unchallenged as a result of “political correctness”, according to an official new report from the UK government.

The Telegraph reports that a new report commissioned by former Communities Secretary Sir Eric Pickles reveals that UK authorities are in a “state of denial” and are “turning a blind eye” to election fraud in heavily populated Muslim areas.
According to the report, voter fraud is occurring “especially in communities of Pakistani and Bangladeshi background”, but concerns have been largely ignored due to “over-sensitivities about ethnicity and religion”.
The new information confirms reports repeatedly raised by Breitbart London. In 2014, Breitbart London reported on threats and chaos at Tower Hamlets polling stations.

 

First Lady of the U.S. Michelle Obama visited a school in Tower Hamlets in the summer of 2015 where she declared: “When I look out at all these young women, I see myself. In so many ways your story is my story”. She added, in her speech to the Mulberry School for Girls – most of whom where hijab-clad, that the area was full of “families [who] are tight knit… with strong values”.
According to the Telegraph, the new report sees Sir Eric warning that “challenging issues” over community cohesion should not be an “excuse” for failing to “uphold the rule of law and protect British liberties”.
His recommendations include banning officials from using any other language than English to communicate with voters at polling stations, as well as calling for voter identification and police cordons around polling stations.
According to Sir Eric, who was removed as Communities Secretary in May 2015, a lack of action by police to tackle electoral fraud “sends a worrying signal that the police are soft on tackling and prosecuting electoral fraud, when faced with competing operational demands”.
He said: “We should never be frightened to look under the rock when what is crawling underneath threatens us all. It is time to take action to take on the electoral crooks and defend Britain’s free and fair elections.”
And he specifically attacked “foreign languages” used to communicate with voters at polling stations.
The report highlights “abuses of postal voting” and “evidence” of “pressure being put on vulnerable members of some ethnic minority communities, particularly women and young people”.
“There were concerns that influence and intimidation within households may not be reported,” the report states, “and that state institutions had turned a blind eye to such behaviour because of ‘politically correct’ over-sensitivities about ethnicity and religion.”

 

 http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/08/11/report-voter-fraud-uk-muslim-areas/

 

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True Extent of Imported Third World Vote Fraud in UK Election Emerges

   The full extent of the massive electoral fraud perpetrated by Third World immigrants in Britain during last week’s election has started to emerge as police forces across the country launch formal investigations into nearly 80 serious incidents, almost all involving Pakistani Muslims.

In London, Scotland Yard has announced investigations into 28 cases of "election irregularities" in a dozen London boroughs, including Barking and Dagenham.
According to a London newspaper, fears are being privately expressed that there has been “massive postal vote rigging.”
The extent of the fraud may well be staggering: out of a total electorate of 46 million, some 7 million voters registered for postal ballots — more than the total number of votes polled by the Liberal Democrats.
All of the incidents being investigated have occurred in Muslim Pakistani highly colonised areas, including Lambeth, Westminster, Enfield, Hounslow, Haringey, Brent, Bexleyheath, Camden, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham.
Scotland Yard’s Specialist Operations department has launched formal investigations into four claims of electoral fraud in Ealing and Tower Hamlets, where officials removed 141 suspect ballots from the register.
Election officials in Tower Hamlets received 5,166 new registrations just before the April 20 cutoff date, reports revealed. The sheer quantity meant that there was no time to check their validity.
A report in the Daily Mail newspaper revealed that “a property in Rainhill Way, Bethnal Green, where Labour Party council election candidate Khales Uddin Ahmed lives with his family, seven adults have suddenly joined the electoral roll.”
The Daily Mail continued: “A few streets away, where Labour councillor Shiria Khatun is seeking re-election, her household has been boosted by three new voter registrations at her small flat within the past few weeks,” adding that when reporters asked for an explanation “Her husband angrily slammed the door...”

 

https://www.bnp.org.uk/news/true-extent-imported-third-world-vote-fraud-uk-election-emerges

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Muslims told to vote Labour or 'face the FIRE of HELL' at election

 Nov 11, 2015

 

MUSLIMS were told they would face the "fire of HELL" if they didn't vote for Labour at council election earlier this year, a court has heard.







Muslim councillor Ansar Ali Khan, 50, allegedly won his Birmingham seat illegally by using mosque leaders to threaten voters.
He shared a Facebook post less than a month before election day which revealed Muslim elders in Birmingham were ordering followers to vote for Ed Miliband's party, a special election court was told.
His Liberal Democrat opponent Shamsur Rehman, 47, claims it caused devout followers to believe if they did not vote Labour they would be "faced with the fire of hell".








Cllr Khan went on to win the Washwood Heath seat with 78 per cent of vote and a majority of 7,805 - the largest in the city.
Afterwards Mr Rehman launched a legal challenge to have the result declared void, accusing his opponent of using undue spiritual influence - meaning Muslims were made to feel it was their religious duty to vote Labour.
Cllr Khan denies the allegations.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/618677/Birmingham-Muslims-vote-Labour-face-fire-hell?_ga=1.18765105.90942256.1477591823

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EXCLUSIVE: The areas at risk of VOTE RIGGING ahead of local elections and EU referendum

 May 5, 2016

 

COUNTER-FRAUD operations and foot patrols are being carried out by police in 16 key neighbourhoods where vote-rigging could influence the outcome of the EU referendum, Express.co.uk can reveal.

 








The 16 areas highlighted by the Electoral Commission are:
• Birmingham
Blackburn with Darwen
• Bradford
• Burnley
• Calderdale
• Coventry
• Derby
• Hyndburn
• Kirklees
• Oldham
• Pendle
• Peterborough
• Slough
• Tower Hamlets
• Walsall
• Woking

  http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/667147/Brexit-EU-referendum-vote-rigging-electoral-fraud-local-elections-UKIP-London-Mayor

 

 

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Election Fraud in the 1800s Involved Kidnapping and Forced Drinking

 September 07, 2016

How roving "cooping" gangs got voters drunk and disturbed the democratic process.


While the public was aware of and disgusted by cooping, it was so ingrained in American politics that it continued through the end of the 19th century. In 1842, Washington’s Weekly Globe wrote that the “Federalist Party in the United States, during the last presidential election, introduced all these contrivances” supposedly in lieu of the United Kingdom's cooping schemes, which included “bribing, thumbing, bullying, and the abduction of voters, steeped in drunkenness.” One report in the same article even claims that 300 voters were, according to some witnesses, transported away to different countries to keep them from voting in local elections.

 

 http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/election-fraud-in-the-1800s-involved-kidnapping-and-forced-drinking

 

 

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Chapter 90: Australia

 

 

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The Cancer of Electoral Fraud in Australia



A matter which will be considered in future issues of the "National Observer", but which has now assumed great urgency, is electoral fraud.
It must be understood that the Australian electoral system is open to large-scale fraud. It is possible to enrol as a voter, or re-enrol many times, by filling in an enrolment form, having it witnessed by a person "eligible to be an elector" or witnessing it oneself under a false name, and posting it to an electoral office.
For example, Mr. Robert Patching, Divisional Returning Officer for the Federal seat of Rankin, reported after the 1996 election that he had discovered 217 people on the electoral roll who were not in fact eligible to be there. Even this alarming figure far understates the number of persons improperly on the roll. Other reports have indicated enrolled voters claiming to be living on what turned out to be vacant blocks and as many as eleven untraceable enrolled voters claiming to be living in a single dwelling.

 http://www.nationalobserver.net/2001_autumn_ed4.htm

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No voters prosecuted despite 7000-plus cases of suspected voting fraud in the 2013 federal election

 
February 25 2015

Not a single person will be prosecuted for multiple voting at the 2013 federal election – even those who admitted to casting more than one ballot paper.
Australian Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers said he was "disturbed" that of the nearly 8000 cases of suspected voting fraud passed to the Australian Federal Police, not a single case has been forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions.




 http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/no-voters-prosecuted-despite-7000plus-cases-of-suspected-voting-fraud-in-the-2013-federal-election-20150225-13o8cw.html

 

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 Chapter 91: Canada

 

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Electoral fraud did take place in 2011 federal vote, but it didn't affect outcome, judge rules

Electoral fraud occurred during the last federal election, a federal court judge ruled on Thursday, but there is no proof that it affected the outcomes in six ridings at issue, so the elections will not be overturned.

The court challenge was brought by the Council of Canadians, which sought to overturn the election of six Conservative MPs who won close ridings where there was evidence that someone tried to affect the results by calling opposition supporters and telling them their polling stations had moved.

Federal Court Judge Richard Mosley ruled that the calls “struck at the integrity of the electoral process by attempting to dissuade voters from casting ballots for their preferred candidates. This form of ‘voter suppression,’ was, until the 41st General Election, largely unknown in this country.”

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics/electoral-fraud-did-take-place-in-2011-federal-vote-but-it-didnt-affect-outcome-judge-rules

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Canada: The 2011 Voter Suppression Fraud Instigated by Harper Conservatives, Gravely Underreported

 9 September 2015

 Next week, October 19, Canadians go the polls. It is important for Canadian voters be fully aware of what is known and documented, namely that Conservative Party and the outgoing Prime minister of Canada Stephen Harper were involved in a carefully engineered rigging of the 2011 parliamentary elections...

 http://www.globalresearch.ca/canada-the-2011-voter-suppression-fraud-instigated-by-harper-conservatives-gravely-underreported/5475133

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Voter Fraud Concerns In East Toronto Widespread

 03/14/2012 

Allegations of widespread voting irregularities in an east Toronto federal riding are similar to complaints from a neighbouring riding and a municipal byelection held nearby, two people closely involved say.

"This should have come out a long time ago," Muttukumaru Chandrakumaran, who ran in a municipal byelection in Ajax, Ont., said Wednesday.

Chandrakumaran was responding to a CBC News investigation on Tuesday that uncovered allegations of electoral fraud concentrated in the Tamil community in the riding of Scarborough-Rouge River. Those allegations, which span both the federal and provincial ridings, centre largely on what appears to be a lack of oversight surrounding election-day additions to the official voters list.

Chandrakumaran said he remembers groups of people from his Tamil community who were not on the voters list showing up at polling stations during the 2008 vote and claiming to live at the same address.

"Up to 26 people were voting from one house," he said.

'Elections Canada, it's like talking to a wall'

Chandrakumaran said he complained to police and Elections Canada with no response.

"Elections Canada, it's like talking to a wall," he said.


CBC reported Tuesday that Marlene Gallyot, the federal Conservative candidate who lost to the NDP's Rathika Sitsabaiesan in Scarborough-Rouge River has complained to Elections Canada, alleging ineligible voters "by the dozens" turned up on voting day and filed ballots illegally. She also said scrutineers — party volunteers who oversee voting on behalf of candidates — were approaching voters at polling stations, speaking to them in Tamil and coaching them on who to vote for.

Mano Kanagamany, who has worked on Liberal Party campaigns in east Toronto for 25 years, said Wednesday that he and former Scarborough Southwest candidate Michelle Simson filed a complaint with Elections Canada after the last federal election over concerns about illegal voters.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/03/14/ajax-vote-fraud-election-muttukumaru-chandrakumaran_n_1346437.html

 

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  Election Fraud: Toronto Riding Allowed Voters With Bogus Addresses


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25wXkwupxIo 

 

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Monarchy of Canada

 The Monarchy of Canada is at the very core of both Canada's federal structure and Westminster-style of parliamentary and constitutional democracy.[6] The monarchy is the foundation of the executive (Queen-in-Council), legislature (Queen-in-Parliament), and judiciary (Queen-on-the-Bench) in the federal and each provincial jurisdiction.[10] The Canadian sovereign is the personification of the Canadian state and,[11][12] as a matter of constitutional law, is Canada.[17] The current Canadian monarch, since 6 February 1952, is Queen Elizabeth II. Royal succession is determined according to common and statute law, which stipulates the throne is inherited by the sovereign's eldest living, non-Catholic child or, in the case of a childless sovereign, the nearest collateral line. As such, Elizabeth's son, Prince Charles, is heir apparent.

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarchy_of_Canada

 

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Governor General of Canada

 

Constitutional role

Though the monarch retains all executive, legislative, and judicial power in and over Canada,[56][57] the governor general is permitted to exercise most of this, including the Royal Prerogative, in the sovereign's name; some as outlined in the Constitution Act, 1867, and some through various letters patent issued over the decades, particularly those from 1947 that constitute the Office of Governor General of Canada;[58] they state: "And We do hereby authorize and empower Our Governor General, with the advice of Our Privy Council for Canada or of any members thereof or individually, as the case requires, to exercise all powers and authorities lawfully belonging to Us in respect of Canada."

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governor_General_of_Canada

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We must abolish the Canadian Monarchy and Governor General of Canada. This includes the powers that the Monarch also has in Australia and other realms in the Commonwealth of Nations.

 

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Chapter 92: List of controversial elections


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The ancient Greeks voted by putting stones in a bucket to vote. The bucket that received the most stones, won. People could even vote anonymously, by putting their hand in both buckets, and only dropping one stone in one bucket.  Some have even mentioned that people should cast their vote with putting a color coded ticket or ballot, into a box or even a clear glass box. This is so that everyone can see exactly how many people are voting on an issue. Then tally up the votes so that everyone can see. 

Some think the best possible way to get rid of voter fraud, would be to have voter ID's. Some think that this is an invasion of privacy. However, too much fraud is happening, from people voting without any ID, and going from different polling locations, and voting under different registered names.

We need to have people cast physical ballots, and not electronic ballots. The electronic voting machines can be hacked. 


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List of controversial elections

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_controversial_elections

A list of notable elections involving voter fraud or procedural challenge

This is a list of notable elections involving accusations of direct voter fraud or in which the results were procedurally contested, extensively protested, or recognized as fraudulent by a reliable international organization.

 

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http://www.watchthevoteusa.com/

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Electoral fraud

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_fraud

 

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Http://MonsantoInvestigation.com

 

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