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Video supports allegations of fraud in Russian regional elections

 
Russia has failed to shake its reputation for electoral fraud after regional elections over the weekend were marred by widespread allegations of vote rigging and irregularities. Watch the video…
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When it comes to election fraud, videos show Russia just can’t seem to help itself

 
The run-up to Russia’s presidential ballot was dominated by a variety of themes, chief among them transparency. Yet despite the government’s “best” efforts to improve voting conditions, a deluge of online clips appear to confirm widespread fears of election irregularities. Watch the videos…
 
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Election fraud in Russia caught on video: ballot-stuffing, erasable ink and more

 
Opposition leaders called for a second round of mass demonstrations in Moscow on Tuesday, to protest against last weekend’s parliamentary elections amid widespread claims of irregularities favouring Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party. Our Observer on the ground, who participated in Sunday’s election as an observer for an opposition party, described what he witnessed once the polls closed and counting began. Read more…
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Eyewitness account: police crack down on Belarus opposition protest

 
Hundreds of protesters, including seven opposition candidates, have been arrested in Belarus after police cracked down on a mass rally protesting suspected fraud in the landslide re-election of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko on December 19. Our Observer was among the protesters when the crackdown occurred. Read her account…
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Video guide: how to avoid election fraud in Russia

Allegations of electoral fraud are widespread in Russia, where Vladimir Putin’s party, United Russia, repeatedly wins elections by a suspiciously large margin. But footage shot by an electoral observer at recent local elections show how he and others are doing their utmost to combat electoral fraud. Read more...

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Police, politicians filmed forcing local opposition candidates to stand down

While the capital of Georgia is under watch from observers for a fair election on 30 May, the rest of the country is almost free from prying eyes, leaving local politicians to suffocate their opposition in the run-up to voting day. In one region, that meant detaining opposition candidates overnight and forcing them to withdraw from the election race. The incident would have gone almost unheard of, if it hadn't been caught on camera. Read more and see the video...

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Pro-Kremlin election observer rants about “merry-go-round” fraud

Allegations of election fraud in Russia are not uncommon. But they usually come from the opposition. This video, of a slightly irate, somewhat drunk, pro-Kremlin election observer in Moscow, has become one of the most talked about subjects in the Russian blogosphere, after he disclosed the ruling party's "secrets" of fraud. Read more....

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Amateur video footage of election-rigging


One of our Observers alerted us to three videos published on the Internet, which show men stuffing ballot boxes with fake ballots during the Afghan election. Read more and watch the videos...
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