Postal vote fraud....again

#1
Surprise, surprise there is postal vote fraud again.

Scotland Yard has launched criminal investigations into four allegations of bogus voter registration. Bundles of fictitious names have been put on the electoral roll in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in what looks like a blatant attempt to steal the elections.

It will raise concern in an area notorious for election fraud and where a last-minute flood of applications to vote mean that more than 5,000 have been accepted without any checks — enough to sway Thursday’s results.

The council tried to clean up the register. Officials visited any home with nine or more voters and removed 141 names from the roll. But a surge of 5,166 new registrations were received just before the deadline of April 20 and there was no time to check them. Alarm bells rang when parties were given lists of postal voters to help with electioneering.

At an address in Bethnal Green Road consisting of a ground-floor shop and an upstairs maisonette, eight Bengalis claimed a postal vote. However, when The Times called there this week there was only one occupant, Inge Reekmans a Belgian photographer. “You’re kidding,” she said when told about the registrations. Showing The Times around her home, the only other occupant was her cat Kiki. “You can see, there are no Bengalis,” she said.

In Goldman Close, there were 10 Bengali names for a house where Stephane Leyvraz, a Frenchman, lives with two Europeans. When The Times visited, there was no sign of “Tanzir Alam”, “Nurul Aman” or the others. A man came for the ballot papers on Monday.

Across Tower Hamlets in Bromley-by-Bow, 18 people apparently requested postal votes in a four-bedroom house where Ali Saleem, a Pakistani student, lives with four companions. Does he vote? “Not even in my own country,” he said. “I don’t like to vote.”

The Electoral Commission’s Code of Conduct for postal voting forbids campaigners from soliciting ballot papers. But Mahmodul Hasam Talukdar was asked for his by a party supporter. “He said ‘Vote for us and I will take it back to the post office’,” Mr Talukdar, 23, a student from Bangladesh, said. “Why should I? It’s my vote
 
#2
If any seat has evidence of any fraud then the result should be declared null and void and a second non postal election held.

No prizes for guessing which party is the one who benefits from electoral fraud!!
 
#3
Have you not heard about the collecting of proxy forms in Pakistan by persons unknown, reported by the BBC this morning
 
#4
InVinoVeritas said:
If any seat has evidence of any fraud then the result should be declared null and void and a second non postal election held.

No prizes for guessing which party is the one who benefits from electoral fraud!!
I bet it's the BNP!
 
#5
More Here. This time in Derby.

Looks like the great leader is trying to cling to power.

ALLEGATIONS of postal vote fraud are being investigated by police in Derby.

A complaint has been sent by the Conservative party to Derbyshire police about suspected fraud in the Sinfin ward in the Derby City Council local elections – which will be held on May 6, the same day as the General Election.

The complaint involves concerns that a voter was approached by men requesting her to fill in and sign three postal voting forms in favour of the Labour party.

It is an offence to complete a postal vote that is not your own or to influence how others complete their postal vote.


I don't know if any of you know Sinfin, but it's an area with a large amount of "just of the boat" immigrants from asia.
 
#6
Postal votes - Liebours way of gerrymandering elections. If Cameron has any sense he will stop the postal votes for all scam.
 
#10
I've just this minute received my voting paper (noon), I'm not exactly in the 'sticks' but because of weekend postal times and the Bank Holiday our next postal collection is 5pm Tuesday. Given that it takes the PO two working days to deliver 1st class mail (if you're lucky) that means the Returning Officer will receive it Friday.... the day after the elections.
 
#11
rgjbloke said:
InVinoVeritas said:
If any seat has evidence of any fraud then the result should be declared null and void and a second non postal election held.

No prizes for guessing which party is the one who benefits from electoral fraud!!
I bet it's the BNP!
Shouldn't a fine and upstanding laboiur supporter like youself be appalled by this attack on the democratic process?

But no, you choose to attack the BNP instead.

Which just illustrates the fact that you condone the lying and cheating of your party.

Which in turn exposes your own true nature.
 
#13
StickyEnd said:
Who gets a postal vote and for what reasons? The whole malarky may be ripe for abuse.
Anyone who can make up names and details.

Labour get a massive amount of postal votes, the women who got into trouble recently for tweeting postal vote results said that labour had got over *, compared to * for her the nearest rival (Tory).


Here are the 2005 results for that seat.


Labour: 20047 (44.8%)
Conservative: 12668 (28.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 9139 (20.4%)
Other: 2926 (6.5%)
Majority: 7379 (16.5%)

I'm not great at maths but given that Labours popularity has plummeted since 2005 something doesn't look right to me.
 
#14
sunami said:
I've just this minute received my voting paper (noon), I'm not exactly in the 'sticks' but because of weekend postal times and the Bank Holiday our next postal collection is 5pm Tuesday. Given that it takes the PO two working days to deliver 1st class mail (if you're lucky) that means the Returning Officer will receive it Friday.... the day after the elections.
You could still take it to your polling station ... Or have one of your family hand it in there?
 
#15
Another disgrace, the police really need to get stuck in to this

As InVino says where there has been any fraud the result should be null and void - whoever has won

Odo
 
#18
rgjbloke said:
InVinoVeritas said:
If any seat has evidence of any fraud then the result should be declared null and void and a second non postal election held.

No prizes for guessing which party is the one who benefits from electoral fraud!!
I bet it's the BNP!
You really are a labour muppet :roll:
 
#19
Idrach said:
sunami said:
I've just this minute received my voting paper (noon), I'm not exactly in the 'sticks' but because of weekend postal times and the Bank Holiday our next postal collection is 5pm Tuesday. Given that it takes the PO two working days to deliver 1st class mail (if you're lucky) that means the Returning Officer will receive it Friday.... the day after the elections.
You could still take it to your polling station ... Or have one of your family hand it in there?
If I had wanted to vote in person I wouldn't use a postal vote, besides voting in person is inconvenient for several reasons.

I've emailed the Returning Officer, all the candidates for both the local and national elections and had a ruddy good moan about it.

It will be interesting to see who will be the first to respond offering to hand deliver the votes for me. :D
 
#20
No_Duff said:
rgjbloke said:
InVinoVeritas said:
If any seat has evidence of any fraud then the result should be declared null and void and a second non postal election held.

No prizes for guessing which party is the one who benefits from electoral fraud!!
I bet it's the BNP!
You really are a labour muppet :roll:
Just couldn't resist it.

But if you wanna sling insults around, feel free to direct a few at yourself because I can't be arrsed.
 

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