Topic archives: electoral fraud

Honduras is open for business, no matter the cost to human rights

January 11, 2018 5

The Honduran government's harsh response to protests against alleged electoral fraud and economic policies that would see the country carved up by investors has been sadly predictable.

Cambodia cancels democracy

October 25, 2017 1

With the outlawing of its main opposition party, Cambodia's slide back towards totalitarian state is almost complete

Poll Bludger: did electoral fraud help McGowan win Indi?

Poll Bludger: did electoral fraud help McGowan win Indi?

September 29, 2014 12

The Australian Electoral Commission is investigating whether supporters of Independent MP Cathy McGowan used unscrupulous "enrolment transfers" to inflate her votes.

Russia’s latest rigged election takes an unexpected turn

October 23, 2009

Russians expected the country's latest local elections to be "engineered" by the Kremlin as usual -- and of course they were -- but no-one expected a mass walkout by federal politicians in protest. Are Russians finally tiring of the country's democratic farce?

Afghanistan goes (back) to the polls

October 21, 2009

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has caved to international pressure and agreed to enter into a runoff election. But will a second election be any less fraudulent and corrupt?

Auditing the Afghan election

October 20, 2009

Renard Sexton gets wonky on the UN's Afghanistan Election audit, concluding that "the situation remains fairly damning for Hamid Karzai", with millions of votes to be thrown out due to fraud.

Fired UN rep speaks out: what I saw in Afghanistan

October 6, 2009

Peter Galbraith was fired from his post as the UN's deputy special representative in Afghanistan last week, after refusing to keep quiet about the massive fraud in the country's elections. Now he's spilled all in the Washington Post.

Yes, the Afghan election was fraudulent. Now what?

September 17, 2009

Amid fraud allegations, Hamid Karzai has officially 'won' 54% of the votes in the Afghan election. Is it more important to maintain national stability or push for a vote recount?

Will Afghan election prompt allies to withdraw troops?

September 11, 2009

International support is souring and a power struggle will emerge within Afghanistan, following the fraudulent Afghan election. With numerous world elections coming up, pressure is mounting on international leaders to stand firm against Afghanistan.

Karzai on verge of victory

September 9, 2009

Hamid Karzai has passed the 50% threshold necessary to avoid a re-run in Afghanistan's elections, and looks poised to be re-elected as President, despite widespread allegations of fraud.