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Multiple-voting is minuscule and has no effect on election outcome, says expert

10 May 2019 11:44 AM
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Professor of criminal procedure at Wits University Stephen Tuson says there will have to be physical and documentary evidence.

Professor of Criminal Procedure at Wits University Stephen Tuson says there is evidence in most states that the amount of multiple-voting is minuscule and has absolutely no effect on the events or outcomes of an election.

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is probing the extent of voter fraud through a sample audit, after political parties complained that the ink used on voters’ thumbs was easy to remove, leading to the arrest of 20 people.

There have been mounting questions on how this will impact the voting count.

Speaking on the burden of proof in the investigations, Tuson says the IEC will have to provide physical and documentary evidence.

When I voted, my name appeared on the roll, they ruled a line through my name, handed me my ballot, scanned my ID and I voted. If I go to another station and I fill in the form, sign it and I render my ID, they would have the first roll which was ruled out which would demonstrate from a documentary point of view that the individual voted twice.

Stephen Tuson, Professor of criminal procedure - Wits University

There will have to be backed-up documentation. You can't just have vague eyewitnesses to say these guys went from station to station. How do you know they actually voted?

Stephen Tuson, Professor of criminal procedure - Wits University

Tuson says one can get a fine or up to five years' imprisonment for multiple voting.

On the credibility of South Africa's 2019 elections, Tuson says the fraud claims should not impact its credibility.

The statistics and evidence in these states is that the amount of double-voting is minuscule and has absolutely no effect on the eventual outcome. We have a proportional representation system where it is the overall tally which determines representation in Parliament.

Stephen Tuson, Professor of criminal procedure - Wits University

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10 May 2019 11:44 AM
Tags:
Fraud
IEC
2019 elections
Voting
SA 2019 elections
double voting

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