The parallel societies of Islam.
Alternative headline: Things that Muslims and U.S. Democrats have in common
EXTRA POLICE DRAFTED INTO ‘HIGH RISK’ AREAS, AMIDST CONCERNS OF VOTER FRAUD AND INTIMIDATION
Sixteen local authorities identified as “high risk” will post extra police at polling stations for tomorrow’s local and European elections. The Electoral Commission has identified the areas – which have large Asian Muslim populations – as particularly susceptible to voter intimidation and electoral fraud.
The police will prevent activists gathering in large numbers at the ballot boxes to intimidate voters into voting for a particular candidate. The sixteen areas include: Oldham, Blackburn, Burnley and Pendle in Lancashire.
Another example is the London Borough of Tower Hamlets where police will be present at every single one of their 125 Polling Stations, according to Sky News. The borough has been the subject of widespread allegations of vote rigging for a number of years but has recently taken action.
Staff at the council have been visiting households that have large numbers of voters registered to check they are real. This has led to over 5000 names being taken off the electoral register. The system in Great Britain, but not Northern Ireland, allows householders to fill out a declaration stating who resides in their property. Whilst it is illegal to lie on the form, no checks are made before the names are added to electoral register.
In the past voters had to go to the ballot box to vote unless they had a provable reason for not attending. This meant anyone who wanted to vote multiple times would have to visit the same polling station multiple times with different names.
More here. H/T: EDL Buck