Monday, April 04, 2005

UK Election Fraud Judgement Could Impact Blair

Here's something that would be music to the ears of US election fraud campaigners:
A UK judge investigating vote-rigging in Birmingham's local elections has ruled there was widespread fraud and has ordered new elections. 'The system is wide open to fraud and any would-be political fraudster knows that,' Judge Mawrey said.
Way to go! (em... Your Honour.)
And it get's better:
The deputy high court judge said the system was "hopelessly insecure," and determined that "massive, systematic and organised fraud" in the campaign had made a mockery of the election."
That's the kind of language heard across the United States from campaigners -in the aftermath of the U.S. presidential election. But never, ever from a judge.

But he's only warming up. Here goes:
He criticised the government's insistence that warnings about the failings were "scaremongering".

"Anybody who has sat through the case I have just tried and listened to evidence of electoral fraud that would disgrace a banana republic would find this statement surprising."
Bananna republic! This guy is good. Here's the Blair-worrying part:
During the hearings Judge Mawrey heard how three candidates were caught operating a "vote-rigging factory". Police found them handling unsealed postal ballots in a deserted warehouse in the city.

Speaking outside court, a spokesman for the People's Justice Party -which brought the case, called for postal voting to be outlawed at the general election. "The commissioner has confirmed our fear that there is every likelihood that the forthcoming general election will be blighted by postal vote fraud," he said. The Electoral Reform Society said urgent action was needed to protect and maintain confidence in the voting system.
That's a significant development which could affect voter confidence and thus impact Tony Blair's Labor Party support at the coming UK general election.

Finally, the kicker:
Mr Mawrey ordered that none of the six councillors be
allowed to stand for the vacant seats at the next election.
Touche! Somebody give that judge a job in the US. Pay him anything. Get him over straight away.

He could run the 2006 US elections for starters.

3 Comments:

Anonymous nikto said...

Judge Mawrey is a hero!

We need judges like that in the USA.

Election fraud is the #1 issue, to my mind.

Policies, speeches, bills and laws
are irrelevant if 1 party can just steal elections at will.

Right now, in the U.S., the GOP has set up a situation where they can steal almost any election they wish.

Either this gets fixed eventually (if not sooner), or the whole idea of true freedom and democratic rights in America is toast.

The GOP--America's Party
of Vote Fraud.

10:12 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A judge like that would, in the US, pretty soon find him- or herself bludgeoned to death in mysterious circumstances that are never solved.

11:37 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ditto the later

8:02 pm  

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