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Allegations that Students voted twice in the General Election

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by stockwellcat., Jul 19, 2017.


  1. stockwellcat.

    stockwellcat. Banned

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    The electoral commission has received over one thousand complaints and so have 38 MP's from their constituents that Students have voted twice in the recent General Election. Students are allowed under current rules to register twice (once at their term time address and once at their parents or normal address outside of term time) on the electoral register but are only allowed to vote once at one location but have been voting twice. Students have been admitting they voted twice for Labour. The police are now investigating these allegations.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/student-jeremy-corbyn-vote-twice-fraud-general-election-electoral-commission-home-university-a7846516.html?amp

    If these allegations are proven to be true and electoral fraud has been committed would there be another General Election as the Election would surely be voided?

    The current registration system needs tightening up in my view.
     
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  2. DoodlesRule

    DoodlesRule PetForums VIP

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    I don't understand why they are allowed to register twice, surely it should be this is the date of the election so register at whichever address you are going to be on that date? Alternatively they could simply have a postal vote (though I don't actually agree with postal voting, sure it used to be only given if you were housebound)
     
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    Its hard to know how widespread it was and if it affected any MPs seat.
    TBH I'm not impressed with the intelligence of the students who went on line and boasted about doing it .
    A bit dim in MHO.
     
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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    Well, it didn't work so just leave things as they are, rather than waste more money.
     
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    Not forgetting how many postal votes are collected up and signed by one person.
     
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    It's like people committing benefit fraud...nearly always caught out because they could not resist telling their 987 ''friends'' on FB about their lavish wedding or showing photos of their holiday in Barbados.
     
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    Lexiedhb Team Ginger!

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    It's not like labour won.......
     
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  8. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Some seats were so close on votes though. Could this possibly have effected the amount of Labour MPs in parliament?
    It really depends how widespread this was.
     
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    In my opinion I agree this should be investigated by the police and criminal charges for Election Fraud given to those found to have voted twice. Fraud is fraud and is illegal in the UK.

    As others have said we don't know how wide spread this is and if MP's lost their seats as a result of this.

    I am sure Students know they can only vote once at on location even though they can register at their term time address and normal address outside of term? This rule should be changed so Students only register at one address to stop this happening again.
     
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    They think they did though , they got more votes than predicted and called it a triumph. :D


    I think its something that is hard to prove.
     
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    Sound like an allegation from " sore Tory losers" to me. Not all students will have voted Labour of course in much the same way not all older people voted for Brexit.

    Using that argument, perhaps the Brexit vote should also be declared null and void seeing the leave campaign was based on gross lies and false promises! It wouldn't please the hardened Brexiteers of course!
     
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    Nigh on impossible to prove...but it should be possible to design a system to prevent it happening again. I was quite shocked when I went to vote (my card actually clearly stated ''not necessary to bring this card with you when you vote'', which I thought was a bit casual) that I was not asked for any identification at all. All done on bits of paper, very random IMO.
     
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    Here we go again, the bluddy B-word!
     
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    You had to mention the B word :Bored

    I doubt it very much as the complaints have been made to the Electoral Commission as Students have admitted to doing it online etc. The police are involved as it is a criminal offence to commit election fraud.
     
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  15. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    You may not have noticed but a tory government is running this country as we speak. How is that losing?
     
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    Aren't most elections won by parties making promises they can't keep, seldom keep, or haven't a cat in Hells chance of keeping?
     
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    Yes: and some of the promises Corbyn made were hysterically funny.
     
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  18. Dr Pepper

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    Yea, but the students liked them some so much they voted twice for him, or perhaps he knew that would happen........
     
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    Only funny?
    :D
     
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    cheekyscrip Pitchfork blaster

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    Perhaps to make up for not voting in referendum?
    Lets re- run both. Wonder what results would we get today?
     
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