Wednesday, May 05, 2010

There's an easy solution to this...

Via EU Referendum, it seems that huge numbers of mysteriously coy adults have been appearing on the electoral role in certain areas of the country.
A dozen voters have been registered to the home of a Labour candidate in an East End of London borough where police are investigating allegations of electoral malpractice.

The number registered to vote at the home of Khales Uddin Ahmed, running to be a councillor in Tower Hamlets, has risen from five to twelve in recent weeks. But a neighbour said that only three people live in the maisonette on a council estate in Bromley-by-Bow.

It is one of several cases where new names have been suddenly added to the voting register as living at addresses occupied by Labour candidates in the borough, which has a history of allegations of voting irregularities.

The Times article goes on to detail numerous other suspected abuses. Whilst some have commented that this type of tactic seems to be most adopted by a certain ethicity, I would not dream of discriminating in any way.

All I would point out is that, for a short time, we had a mechanism that would have seriously reduced the incidence of this kind of... er... creative voter registration.

It was commonly known as the Poll Tax...

9 comments:

HeartAttackSurvivor said...

Hmmm. Uddin. Name rings a bell..

Chris said...

So postal voting provably leads to electoral fraud. Will it be scrapped? I doubt it...

Anonymous said...

We need ID cards, and we need them now!

Oh, wait...

Anonymous said...

Vote rigging.
Well thats the norm in certain Asian states.
Like Afghanistan for example.
No i'm not BNP.
But i'm beginning to wonder.

Katabasis said...

What about commenting on the facts that:

i) the frauds seem to be working overwhelmingly in the favour of Labour (indeed many of those investigated so far appear to be potential Labour councillors....)

ii) that the highest jumps have occurred in the potential swing seats.

and

iii) that these additional votes could be enough to secure another Labour government, meaning that from this point on we would be officially living under tyranny.

Anonymous said...

Yea, and the third world brand of tyranny at that.

Anonymous said...

I had a lovely little discussion the other day with some elderly person.

I suggested that postal voting should be abolished. Which of course bought out the ole "what about all use elderly who would struggle to get to the ballot boxes".

So i agreed with him, and also suggested that we should close post offices and put the money direct into peoples accounts, as obvoisly this would save them the struggle to the post office.

It was fun watching his head asplode.

Anonymous said...

Look at the election map Labour are concentrated in the inner cities.
Wonder why ?

anonymous said...

Maggie was right once again