Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tory labels postal votes 'fraudulent'

Tory labels postal votes 'fraudulent' :

The majority of postal votes in elections are fraudulent, a senior Tory has claimed.

Shadow justice minister Lord Henley made the comment in a House of Lords debate following a Lib Dem request to increase the time between close of nominations and polling day to allow for a return of postal votes.
Justice minister Lord Bach said: ‘Postal voting has been successful and is popular with electors.’ He pointed to the 2005 UK Parliamentary election turnout of 76.6% compared to just 59.4% in polling stations.
‘What is the point of having 76.6% turnout if a vast proportion of that percentage is fraudulently voting?" Lord Henley responded.

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