In the first half of day movement in defense of voters ‘ rights “Golos” received about 500 reports of alleged violations: they arrive on a “hot line” and “map of violations”. As explained by the co-chair of the Council of the movement Grigory Melkonyants, the bulk of the reports came from Moscow. “The most disturbing” of them pertain to the transportation of voters.
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“In Moscow recorded a lot of groups that travel on these buses and come to the polling stations to vote with absentee ballots,” – said Melkonyants.
In particular, the movement of “Citizen observer” published a report that at polling station No. 103 in the Presnensky district with absentee ballots voted 50 employees construction and engineering company.
Plot No. 2994 in Northern Tushino, according to traffic, the bus brought the voting of chop and at plot No. 2784 and # 2785 Ramenki voted team of builders. “If you do not vote, then minus 5 thousand rubles. But who to vote for, not said,” publishes a quote of one of the voters, “Citizen observer”.
A supply of misleading voters and candidates. So, one of the candidates for 198 the district posted information about that on plot No. 363 in Captive came a convoy of cars with voting by absentee. The candidate noted that a large number of voting absentee was just on plot No. 361, No. 362, with the last at 10:30 am 112 46 voters were absentee.
“In our view, such participation in the elections is illegal and under duress, ” said Grigory Melkonyants. Let’s hope that this breach will be assessed by the election commissions”. He noted that reports of busing of voters also come from Barnaul and Orel.
The Chairman of the Central election Commission, Ella Pamfilova called statements about “roundabouts” with the use of absentee ballots in Moscow and the regions “complete nonsense” and threatening their authors with libel suits in a conscious attempt to discredit the elections. “If there are any facts — let us send, we will respond,” – said Pamfilova. She explained that in Moscow and the Moscow region have issued “an insignificant number” of absentee ballots. According to the Chairman of Mothersurname Valentin Gorbunov in Moscow in the Duma elections was issued almost 2.5 times fewer absentee ballots than in elections in 2011.
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