Golos: News Digest for the Week 15-21 April 2019

posted 6 May 2019, 09:15 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 6 May 2019, 09:27 ]
21 April 2019

Everything you need to know about elections for the past week

Who’s prolonging the case of the optical scan voting systems?

The regional court of the Primorsky Region simultaneously postponed meetings on two cases of improper balloting procedures done with the help of optical scan voting systems. A new hearing is supposed to take place 25 April. Who benefits from dragging out the process? The co-chairs of the Golos movement, Yury Gurman and Andrei Buzin, flew to the meeting in Vladivostok, and we financed their trip from your contributions. Now, we’ll have to collect the funds once again to continue the fight in the Primorsky courtroom. If you wish to help, please donate.

“Provide analysis”

The head of the Volodarsky District in the Nizhny Novgorod Oblast has apparently been sorely grieving since the defeat of the United Russia candidate in the elections to the legislative assembly, and has decided to make inferences. For that reason, she demanded that village bosses provide analysis of parties’ mobilization and investigate activity by opposition campaign staffs.
Golos has appealed to the prosecutor’s office and the regional elections committee to look into the situation.

Mini-EDG [electronic discussion group]: election totals

Elections took place in 19 regions last Sunday, and Golos representatives observed them in five. Some have already shared their impressions about how the day’s voting went.

Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, by-elections to the Legislative Assembly

Lipetsk Oblast, by-elections to the oblast council

Novosibirsk Oblast, by-elections to the Berdsk Council of Deputies


Six governors at risk of not being elected in the first round in autumn - Vedomosti

Communist Party of the Russian Federation detects improper balloting in [Moscow] duma voting - Kommersant

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And how are things next door? There were no Russian observers at the Ukrainian presidential elections, but real professionals can uncover crimes without even getting up from the sofa. Roman Udot has demonstrated that clearly—he has closely scrutinized eyewitness testimony and statistics, and explained them—there was ballot-stuffing in Donetsk Oblast, ensuring more than 53 thousand votes for the acting president. That factor could not have affected the division of parliamentary seats, but the dregs remain.

Our neighbors’ second round of presidential elections will take place next Sunday.

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Translated by Mark Nuckols