Alexander told the media on Saturday, that “from day one of the recount process, counting agents for the A Partnership for National Unity and the Alliance for Chance have been alleging electoral fraud.”
These range from reports of names of deceased persons being used for voting, to names of persons who have migrated appearing on ballots. In some boxes, there are instances where the number of ballots in the box, outnumber the names scratched off on the list. And in other cases, the numbers of persons who voted via affidavits are more than the number of affidavits provided to that polling station.
Alexander said the allegations are that hundreds voted but were not in the country, dead persons voted, unstamped ballots and missing Oath of Identity among others. Yesterday, it was disclosed that the names of 600 persons who are alleged to have voted but were not in the jurisdiction were submitted to GECOM.
Alexander is of the view that if the opposition is claiming to have won the elections, then they should have no issue with investigations into the matters of electoral fraud.
“If one is confident that nothing untoward occurred, I think it is in one’s interest to expose those accusations to scrutiny so that your own disposition of confidence could be reinforced and ascertained,” he stated.
However, he pointed out that the leaders of Peoples’ Progressive Party have threatened to file yet another court action should GECOM investigate the claims.
Commissioner Alexander posited that those who advocated for transparency before the recount process began are now finding ways to say investigations into matters raised should not occur. Any
During the national recount currently underway at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC), party counting agents have been providing daily updates of discrepancies being unearthed at their respective workstations.
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