Voter suppression is hardly a hot story for the tabloids, particularly with the Coronation and Eurovision to entertain us to death, but we like to publish the stories that the populist Brexit press will not print. There were numerous examples of voter suppression in Thursday’s by-elections. Accordingly, this article records just a few of them. Write to the Electoral Commission to complain about your own examples via Electoral Commission.
The Government now runs the Electoral Commission and they decided not to record any data from the elections. Undoubtedly, these examples are the very small tip of a very large electoral fraud iceberg. This development is a cynically constructed and desperate attempt to cling on to power by the Tories. Accordingly, the policy has failed spectacularly. Britain is now in full decline into a banana republic. The worse part about this is that nobody much gives a flying fuck about it. However, if you do, read on to see some of the examples mentioned by Edwin Hayward:
The move to voter id is totally “disproportionate” when compared with historically low levels of electoral fraud in UK elections. From the Government’s own website:
The UK has low levels of proven electoral fraud. There remains no evidence of large-scale electoral fraud in 2019
This is another example of the sleepwalk into a fascist state by the Brexit party aka the Tories. There is absolutely no sensible explanation as why a young person’s Oyster card is NOT an acceptable form of id when an old person’s Oyster card IS acceptable. Add your name to the call for action at electoral reform.