Postal vote election fraud guaranteed

It’s election time in the United Kingdom, so Tammany Hall politics makes another return to this side of the pond.  It’s not as if the writing has not been on the wall in recent years.  A number of local elections have seen council candidates prosecuted for election fraud concerning the abuse of postal voting.

In 2007 suffered this country suffered the humiliation of watching as the Council of Europe initiated an investigation into whether there is a need for official election monitoring in the UK to combat election fraud.  So it was only going to be a matter of time until stories started to emerge yet again of bogus registrations and people being coerced into handing over their postal ballot as activists seek to rig the outcome of the election in a number of marginal seats. Labour has known about this problem for years and done nothing about it despite warning from the Electoral Commission.

Reports and warnings about the capacity to commit electoral fraud via postal voting have been ignored by a political elite that has nothing but contempt for honesty and accountability. The only solution is to put an end to widespread postal voting for the purpose of convenience. It should be reserved for people with mobility problems and those who will be away during an election until a way can be found to make postal voting secure.  And any thoughts of pressing ahead with online voting or voting be text message should be consigned to the dustbin.

Polling stations are open from 7.00am to 10.00pm, which is perfectly adequate for people to exercise their democratic franchise. The system cannot be left as it is. Until postal voting can be made secure it is time to restrict it.

This cradle of democracy, which has for years sent election monitors around the world to ensure free and fair elections in other countries, is now considered to conduct its own elections in a fashion that makes corruption and election fraud scandalously easy.

It is a disgrace and humiliation that has been brought upon us because Labour ignored calls to take precautions to ensure the security of postal votes. Incompetence, sleaze and corruption follow this Labour government like seagulls follow a trawler. On so many levels and in so many ways Labour has made this country into an international laughing stock.

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4 Responses to “Postal vote election fraud guaranteed”


  1. 1 Mike Riordan 04/05/2010 at 8:29 pm

    ‘It is a disgrace and humiliation that has been brought upon us because Labour ignored calls to take precautions to ensure the security of postal votes. Incompetence, sleaze and corruption follow this Labour government like seagulls follow a trawler. On so many levels and in so many ways Labour has made this country into an international laughing stock.’

    I can’t improve on your summary – it really is that bad.

  2. 2 vince richardson 04/05/2010 at 11:02 pm

    Blimey,
    We are having the EU checking out our democratic process?This from an institution that ignored three previous “NO” referendums and has benefited from the denial of referendums on the Lisbon Treaty throughout 26 of its 27 member states.

    Irony doesnt do it justice.

    And in calling for restrictions on the postal vote, its the first time George Galloway has ever uttered anything I agree with.

  3. 3 Stan Mason 20/06/2010 at 12:19 am

    Voting fraud is the final nail in the UK’s coffin. The UK is dead. I now live abroad. Reading the UK papers is like browsing the rantings of an lunatic asylum newsletter.

    It will end in civil war – at which point, the traitorous politicians will leg it.

    Or the plan will be revealed, and a Eur0 force will move in to keep order and another stage in the plan for an Orwelian One World Government will have been accomplished.


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