Romanian village reports 116% voter turnout

Several cases of irregular voting were reported during the Romanian parliamentary election held this Sunday, with some blatant attempts of fraud.

In the southern Romanian village of Petreşti, there was a 116.27 percent turnout at the election, the foter.ro news portal reported. The baffling percentage was discovered because there are only 43 eligible voters recorded in the local electoral register, but as of 7 p.m. on Sunday, a total of 50 people had cast their ballots and only 19 of them were villagers. The rest of the voters who showed up were signed up on supplementary lists, as they were not residents.

In the southeastern Romanian city of Galaţi, another odd situation came to light, with the authorities finding out that more than 8,500 people had registered addresses at the two homes of a local history teacher. Apparently, more than 3,000 people had the address of the teacher’s small studio apartment, and more than 5,000 used the address of his house. It turned out that these voters are citizens of the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine and needed a Romanian address to obtain a Romanian identity card, so the teacher “took them in,” foter.ro wrote. These 8,500 were accounted for in six electoral districts of the city on the permanent list of electors.

In the city of Sepsiszentgyörgy (Sfântu-Gheorghe), a polling clerk assigned to take the mobile ballot box to patients treated at a local hospital was drunk. The individual was an ethnic Hungarian delegated by a Romanian party, and he drew attention to himself because he was acting strangely and got into an argument with hospital personnel.

On Sunday, in the eastern Romanian county of Bacău, a man voted for a second time that weekend, as he had already cast his ballot on Saturday in Spain. Another individual voted twice in Germany and then came home to the eastern Romanian county of Neamţ to cast his vote yet again, just to be on the safe side. In both cases, criminal proceedings were initiated on the suspicion of voter fraud.

Title image: Quite a few peculiar situations unfolded during the election on Sunday. The image is an illustration

Source: Wall-Street.ro

Author: Éva Zay