Scotland Vote Rigging Possible As Reports Leak Out
While headlines across the world tell the story of Scotland voting against independence from the United Kingdom, other reports suggest that voter fraud could be a problem in this historic vote. There have been continued releases of instances where rigging the votes were being done with different methods.
One report is being investigated by police in Glasgow Scotland. It was reported on Yahoo News that election officials have confirmed that police had been called for an investigation after evidence shows that there were at least 10 occurrences where electoral fraud took place in Glasgow. The main problem says that when people showed up to vote for Scottish freedom from the UK the voter's names were already crossed off the list as people that had already voted.
This type of rigged voting is typically called personation where someone impersonates another voter and votes before the person arrives at the poll station. Colin Edgar from Glasgow City Council was quoted as saying, "Somebody turned up to vote, they gave their name, the presiding officer went to cross off their name on their list of voters to give them a ballot paper and found that their name had already been crossed off and a ballot paper already issued to somebody who apparently had the same name."
The investigation will take the ballots that were submitted from duplicate voters and be put in a secure location throughout the night so they can be tested for fingerprints. Police have claimed they will use gloves to handle all of the ballots and paper that was involved in the vote rigging scheme. If the police find that this truly was a case of personation, the votes that were duplicated will be invalid. The votes from the voters that already were marked off the list of voters will not be counted until the investigation can prove whether this is fraud or not.
These are not the only cases of voter fraud however and others are sharing their stories and accounts of Scotland vote rigging and fraud on YouTube and other social media outlets.
This following video is titled, "Scotland Independence vote rigging exposed - Smoking Gun Evidence of vote being rigged!" In the video you can see the ballot papers that say, "Should Scotland be an Independent Country" with a simple Yes or No checkbox. In the video a woman is seen switching the pile of YES votes and shifting them into the NO pile of votes. It was assumed that this was changing the counts as people were still voting that they wanted Scotland to gain freedom from the United Kingdom.
Another instance shows that piles of votes on a table marked NO votes there were ballots on top that clearly had the YES box checked.