Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Ballot Stuffing in Russia Caught on Video

As elections for governors, mayors and regional legislatures took place across Russia this weekend — and President Vladimir Putin's loyalists swept almost all the posts — independent observers registered an array of suspected violations, including ballot stuffing. After widespread reports of fraud in a December parliamentary election, all polling stations were equipped with web cameras. Even so, observers say some election officials still manage to slip in wads of ballots. A video from a polling station in the southern Krasnodar region shows an election official taking a pile of ballots from a desk and putting them into the ballot box.

http://www.echo.msk.ru/blog/navalny/940725-echo/ (video; see at 2:10)

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