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Key frauds of Ukraine's presidential elections 2019

We have gathered notorious, funny, and pointless violations
22:26, 21 April 2019

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The second round of the presidential elections in Ukraine is over, polling stations are closed. According to the Central Elections Commission, the turnout made 62,26%.

National Police informed that 1167 appeals on electoral offenses were registered, 15 criminal cases opened. Mostly, these were appeals about illegal agitation and taking pictures of the ballots.

Residents of Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, and Kyiv regions were the top violators. In Ivano-Frankivsk, Zakarpattia, and Khmelnytsky the lowest number of violations was registered.

In Donetsk region, the polling station in Lebedysnke village opened at 4 p.m., as the members of the elections commission sabotaged its work. Police opened one criminal proceeding under article No. 157.

Presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky also violated the law: he showed his ballot to the cameras after he voted. Therefore, he uncovered the secrecy of the ballot and got an administrative fine in the amount of $19,6 – 28,8.

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In Kyiv region, a man took a ballot, and got away with a bicycle. The members of the election commission saw this and tried to stop him, however, the man got away with a bike. Police chased the perpetrator, his wife opened the doors of their house. She gave them two empty ballots – for the first and second rounds.

Fifteen polling stations in Volyn region received less number of the ballots than there were registered voters. It happened as the ballots were printed according to the preliminary lists of the voters.

In Mykolaiv, Cherkasy, Luhansk, Zhytomyr, and Sumy regions lacked observers. Half of the polling stations in Mykolaiv did not have observers at all. As well as eight polling stations in Zaporizhia.

In Ivano-Frankivsk, people found a kind of a message in a ballot. Instead of a choice, the paper said “SOS.”

In Zhytomyr region, the voters noted that some of the voting booths had pens with vanishing inks.

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In Volyn region, a driver signed the protocol of the district elections commission No.20 on the passing of the ballots to the local election commission by mistake instead of one of the members of the commission.

In Luhansk region, the observers of "Opora" recorded throw-in of the ballots. One of the members of the commission told the observer to “overlook the situation and not to call the police”. After the observer refused to do that and called the police, one of the members of the commission said that he threw in the ballots in favor of one of the candidates.

In Khmelnytsky region the observers of "Opora" recorded several cases when “dead souls” were included in the voters' lists. The voters stated that their relatives died.

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In Kryvyi Rih, a drunk woman tried to eat her ballot. She was stopped, but she could not perform her civic duty.

A man “mined” a polling station in Dnipropetrovsk region. He thought it would be funny to have an explosive device in his bag. When he was coming out of the voting booth, threw his bag on the floor and said there was a bomb in it.

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