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Allegations of Vote Fraud Emerge in Spain | MishTalk -
Is this just another case of bad polls, or is something else happening?

Fraud allegations charges revolve around the company Indra awarded a contract to count the vote.

  1. Indra is fully wrapped in a web of corruption with the Popular Party.
  2. The election results do not correspond at all with any of all surveys: never in the history of democracy had given such differences.

Is this correct? A private company close to the government is tasked with counting the votes?

by generic on Thu Jun 30th, 2016 at 03:32:31 PM EST
I did a bit of searching:

The Company do electronic voting, but I don't find any mention of doing it in Spain.

Tuesday 6 January 1998 | 00:00 CET | News
Indra (Spain), IT company which is due to be 66% privatised at start-1999, automated up to 99.4% of the voting that took place in the 06 December 1998 elections in Venezuela. Deploying the company's electronic voting system involved training 10k people to use 7k intelligent ballot boxes located at 5k voting stations. Indra's contract with the Venezuelan govt was worth USDlr148 mil. The company aims to boost its business in Latin America, where elections are expected in Argentina, Panama, and Colombia in 1999, and in Nicaragua in 2000. Indra has already provided electronic voting in Argentina

In fact, Spain appears to count ballots by hand, at least according to this list: Vote Counting Methods | Voter Turnout | International IDEA

On the other hand, the petition looks real enough:
AUTORIDADES ESPAÑOLAS Y EUROPEAS: Auditoría Elecciones Generales 26-J

Por qué es importante
  1. El Ministro del Interior, encargado del recuento/escrutinio de los votos, ha sido sorprendido flagrantemente utilizando las instituciones y a la Policía para destruir a rivales políticos.
  2. El Gobierno se saltó el concurso público y ejecutó la adjudicación del contrato para el recuento de los votos del 26-J por "procedimiento negociado" - cosa totalmente inusual en este tipo de contratos - adjudicándose a Indra, una empresa diferente que la que hizo el recuento el 20D, que ganó a través de concurso.
  3. Pero lo peor de todo, es que Indra está de lleno envuelta en una trama de corrupción (la Púnica) con el mismo partido que supervisa el recuento/escrutinio de las elecciones y que otorgó dicho contrato "a dedo", el Partido Popular.
  4. Los resultados de las elecciones no se corresponden en absoluto con ninguna de todas las encuestas: nunca en la historia de la democracia se habían dado semejantes diferencias.

Para más info entra aquí:

I'll leave it for the more knowledgeable to comment, and I hope they will.

by fjallstrom on Fri Jul 1st, 2016 at 01:10:19 PM EST
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There have been no allegation of voting fraud, and there are political party representatives (also from Podemos) at most polling stations.

What likely happened is that the exit polls were done on the cheap, and polled the urban areas where Podemos is stronger.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jul 4th, 2016 at 06:59:46 PM EST
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Indra is tasked with running the provisional vote aggregation. The actual vote count is controlled by the courts. Each ballot box is separately counted and a tally is signed by the poll workers and taken by the table president to the provincial election authority under police escort. Indra receives a copy of the results.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jul 4th, 2016 at 07:09:20 PM EST
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