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Local elections - anyone care to comment?


OP InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
24 Nov 2014 #31
Technical failure resulted with counting votes late and announcing results later then usual. People voted already and their votes could be counted - even manually. No need for new election. Any complains as for the results/procedure etc can be dealt by court locally as it was done in previous elections.

No truth then in news reports that 20% of voting ballots were spoilt and/or in some areas a vote had already been cast by means of a cross or tick BEFORE the ballot paper was handed to the legitimate constituent to vote with? In other words, some reports allege many ballot papers were handed to people to use to vote but a 'X' was already on them in a pre-selected candidate's tick box. Although it's hard to believe, Ii indeed that's true then I'd say it's a pretty good reason to do the election again.
jon357 71 | 20,365
24 Nov 2014 #32
in some areas a vote had already been cast by means of a cross or tick BEFORE the ballot paper was handed to the legitimate constituent to vote with?

I'd say it's very hard to believe. Voting fraud does exist in Poland, at least at a low level (a few years ago a Sołtys was found to have 42 people registered as living in his 3 bedroom house) but essentially things are done correctly in PL and something like that would have come up immediately, loudly and under media scrutiny.

Certain political tendencies like nothing more making than wild allegations, the wilder the better. Paradoxically, they are the ones most likely to get up to something dodgy.
Kowalski 7 | 621
24 Nov 2014 #33
To vote for Sejmik one had to choose one candidate, the booklet for Sejmiki had several pages - many marked one candidate on each page....not bothering to read or educate before voting.

Any irregularities anyway should and would be dealt by local courts. If elections would be repeated then only locally. Again no need to new elections countrywide some argue for (PiS SLD)

Very disappointed with SLD....I understand and expect not much from Kaczynski who would call the elected president "ten Pan" but SLD?? ... questioning election and calling for making them again, nationwide is a big surprise to me and first of all disgusting, political antidemocratic maneuver. Bag of scumbags they are along with PiS now. Miller who could pride himself of getting us into EU now is questioning our young democracy.

Elections were local - for those not understanding - there is no assembly of all elected, no such institution -only locally, where protests are examined by court we could have elections done again.
jon357 71 | 20,365
24 Nov 2014 #34
"ten Pan" but SLD?? ... questioning election and calling for making them again

They've a lot more in common with PiS than you'd think. Confusion and chaos suit them both - and alleging a fiasco certainly suits them at the moment.
Crow 153 | 10,714
24 Nov 2014 #35
Poland: Occupying protesters evicted from Electoral Commission HQ


jon357 71 | 20,365
24 Nov 2014 #36
An interesting source you've found there, Crowie...
weeg
25 Nov 2014 #37
It's the officially state funded Web site of the country that wants to wipe Poland from the map, so it's more predictable than surprising from a fan of Russia.


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