Communist party informs Investigative Committee on voter fraud
Almost all signatures for loyal participants were called fake.
Six candidates to the Moscow City Duma from the Communist Party filed with the Investigative Committee over the fraudulent election in gathering signatures supporting the candidacy of ‘pro-government candidates’ and violations when considering the opposition MPs’ appeals, Kommersant reports. According to the Communists, about 600 thousand signatures were forged.
“They use the personal data of Muscovites without their knowledge, forged signatures. The district election commissions covered up that following the approval of the Moscow City Commission,” said the deputy, candidate for the 44th constituency, Elena Shuvalova.
According to Alexandra Andreeva, a candidate for the 16th constituency, loyal candidates, including many members of the United Russia party, registered as self-nominees and handed over 715 thousand signatures, of which about 600 thousand were fakes.
“We are talking about dishonesty: those candidates who collected signatures are not registered, and vice versa,” said Shuvalova.
The Communists demanded that criminal proceedings be instituted against falsifiers and noted that the protests in Moscow were a consequence of rough City Hall policy.
“We will not refer to America, we will not mince words: Moscow’s policy led to rallies,” said Shuvalova.
Recall that 57 out of 290 nominated candidates faced the refusal to register for elections to the Moscow City Duma, including well-known representatives of the opposition Dmitry Gudkov and Lyubov Sobol. On July 20, a rally was held, 20 thousand people joined it. Such actions are repeated every Saturday.