All opposition candidates lost the elections in Moscow – although some were in the lead until the final vote count, the CEC is suspected of fraud with electronic voting

Oppositional candidates for State Duma deputies who ran in single-mandate constituencies in Moscow, according to official figures, were unable to win the last elections to the Russian parliament.

Several single-mandate candidates lost the State Duma elections, although they were in the lead during the vote count. According to Dozhd , in constituency No. 198, self-nominated candidate Anastasia Bryukhanova was in the lead after processing 99.57% of protocols with a score of 27.14%, while the candidate from A Just Russia, Galina Khovanskaya, was second with 25.55%. After processing all the protocols, Khovanskaya became the winner, receiving 28.78% of the votes, and the final result of Bryukhanova – 23.28%.

In constituency No. 201, the representative of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Anastasia Udaltsova, during the counting of votes, overtook the representative of United Russia, Svetlana Razvorotneva, until 99% of the protocols were processed, RBC writes . After processing 78.13% of the protocols, Udaltsova won 31.47% of the votes. But after counting 100% of the protocols, she lost first place – according  to the election commission, Udaltsova received 25.30%, and Razorotneva – 35.72%. A similar situation is with the voting in the constituency of the leader of the Moscow branch of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Valery Rashkin, who was in the lead after counting 99.5%, but lost after processing 100% of the protocols.

The head of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Gennady Zyuganov, said that according to the results of the counting at polling stations in Moscow, six candidates from the party won. “In the morning [electronic forms] were introduced and everything was crossed out. <…> Suddenly it turns out that United Russia wins everywhere in Moscow. What hangover? By what law and at what expense can this be done? Only at the expense of hack-work … We still do not recognize this, it is unacceptable, “Zyuganov said. The Communist Party refused to recognize the results of electronic voting.

The results of online voting in Moscow, 17 hours after the end of the elections, were never published. The head of the Moscow headquarters for monitoring the elections, the editor-in-chief of Echo of Moscow, Alexei Venediktov, said that the voting results were submitted to the CEC at 4 am on September 20. A Meduza source close to the city’s leadership also said that the results of remote electronic voting were submitted to the CEC, but they have not yet been published.

In the chats of independent members of election commissions, according to the We Can Explain telegram channel, electronic voting protocols appeared in nine Moscow constituencies. At first, the candidates of “Smart Vote” and the Communist Party of the Russian Federation won in these constituencies, but then they lost.

Politician Alexei Navalny said that, according to data from polling stations, “in Moscow, the candidates of the Smart Vote won in 11 out of 15 constituencies, and in St. Petersburg – in 7 out of 8.”

The CEC was going to announce the results of the elections to the State Duma at 14:00 Moscow time on September 20, but  postponed the summing up.

(C)MEDUZA 2021


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