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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:25 AM
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Police alert over (British) vote-rigging
http://politics.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,9174,140136...

Sandra Laville
Saturday January 29, 2005
The Guardian

Police forces throughout Britain will be warned to be on the alert for widespread electoral fraud in the run-up to the general election.

With several cases of alleged vote-rigging and fraud under investigation and fears that many more are going undetected, the Electoral Commission is pressing senior police officers to take the issue seriously.

... The government says there are very few prosecutions for electoral fraud, but the Guardian has established that criminal inquiries are under way in Reading, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire into allegations of theft of ballot papers, forged votes and personation, which involves filling in ballots in the absence of the voter.

Many inquiries involve allegations of organised vote-rigging on a huge scale during last June's local elections in ar eas where the government piloted all-postal ballots. Other cases involve traditional ballot box elections.

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Pam-Moby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:28 AM
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1. It sounds like B*sh has been
helping the British out to show them how its done. HAHAHA
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twaddler01 Donating Member (800 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:32 AM
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7. lololol
that was pretty funny :)
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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:36 AM
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2. Where were they when we needed them!?!
:cry:
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rigel99 Donating Member (621 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:37 AM
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3. Lucky Bastards..
how come everyone in the world, commies from Russia, Turncoats from Britain, everyone but America investigates its elections...

I'm sitting on enough evidence in Georgia to sink Diebold's ship forever and I cannot even get an FBI investigation.. what the Fu***?

someone tell me what Red Bull and vodka induced coma our country is in?

Faulty Towers for Ever! I'm moving to friggin england...
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bling bling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:42 AM
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4. Those silly Brits.
If you want to get away with rigging elections the media needs to be on the State's payroll. Haven't you been paying attention to our country? Sheesh.
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burrowowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:49 AM
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6. The BBC is
on the State's payroll. However, they are on a looser rein than PBS.
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burrowowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:47 AM
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5. The UK's population re gov't
be it Labour or Tory is almost as ignorant as that of the U$.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:01 AM
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8. Another great American tradition spread far and wide.
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Wabbajack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:12 AM
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9. Which party is doing it?
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:46 PM
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10. Labour is the party I've heard accused
but that doesn't mean others aren't doing it too.
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