‘They could be twins’: photos appear to show Russians voting twice in election

People appeared to cast two ballots in southern town of Ust-Dzheguta in presidential election

A voter in the presidential election appears to cast votes in separate polling stations in Ust-Djegutain, southern Russia,
 A voter in the presidential election appears to cast votes in separate polling stations in Ust-Djegutain. Photograph: Staff/Reuters

Reporters have photographed what appears to be evidence of people voting twice in Russia’s presidential election. Vladimir Putin returned to power at the weekend with a 76.7% share of the vote.

In the town of Ust-Djeguta, in southern Russia near Georgia, Reuters reporters photographed 17 people who appeared to cast two ballots. Leila Koichuyeva, a member of the election commission, when shown the pictures of people who apparently voted twice, said: “They could be twins.”

Zukhra Chomaeva, another election official at polling station number 217, said: “How do I know if they’re the same person? They might look the same.”

Read more

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s