election fraud

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misrepresentation or alteration of the true results of an election

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The warning comes after Lutfur Rahman was stripped of his office as directly-elected mayor of Tower Hamlets in London after a judge found he had committed multiple electoral fraud and corruption offences.
In the upcoming election, there are major concerns about electoral fraud.
The government should therefore convene a meeting of all political parties to address horse trading in senate elections as well as electoral fraud and rigging of all types including those recently agitated by Imran Khan\'s Tehrik Insaf.
Unless the 2013 electoral fraud is investigated by an independent inquisitorial Judicial Commission, PMLN will continue to seek electoral success through rigging.
We haven't had a case of electoral fraud in the last five years and police will confirm that.
Jenny Watson, the chair of the Electoral Commission, said: "Proven cases of electoral fraud are rare and, when it is committed, the perpetrators tend to be candidates or their supporters.
It said: "We have heard some strongly held views, based in particular on reported first-hand experience by some campaigners and elected representatives, that electoral fraud is more likely to be committed by or in support of candidates standing for election in areas which are largely or predominately populated by some South Asian communities, specifi-cally those with roots in parts of Pakistan or Bangladesh".
In a statement on Tuesday, Mazari said that Malik was being penalised for exposing electoral fraud through NADRA data, especially thumb print verification.
Grieve highlighted electoral fraud as an area of concern saying that people from minority groups come from societies where they have been brought up to believe that they can only get certain things through a favour culture.
But it's important that this protection is balanced against the need to ensure transparency in the electoral process and retain protection against electoral fraud.
The election results have aroused claims of electoral fraud.
He also said that the electronic registry will eliminate cases of reported electoral fraud in past elections.
Opposition speakers vowed to expose electoral fraud and keep up the pressure on the Barisan Nasional (National Front) government.
A spokeswoman confirmed officers are looking into the accusations concerning alleged electoral fraud in the Cowpen area of Blyth.
Montenegro's opposition has called supporters into the streets to protest against President Filip Vujanovic's re-election and said it will take allegations of electoral fraud to the courts, Reuters reports.