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Primary environmentalists: hundreds of participants could not vote for safety reasons


A technical bug prevented a few hundred registered voters from voting in the primary. Out of 122,670 registered, the consequences on the vote should however be limited.

The message is concise:

“We regret to announce that your registration for the environmentalists primary and your right to vote for this ballot have been suspended.

No refund will be made ”


He would have been received by

"maybe 200 people"

registered in the primary of environmentalists, explained Sandra Regol to

Liberation on


According to the deputy national secretary of EELV, this figure could rise to

"surely 300"


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Too much security?

What happened?

The leadership of the Greens explains that they have put in place a system to prevent any fraud, while far-right movements claimed to want to influence the ballot.

"Our service provider spent a lot of time checking the votes that could come from the same computer, the same telephone, the same bank account"

, we explained to

Le Figaro

at the beginning of the week.

Problem: some registered environmental voters have announced on social networks that they too have been banned.

“It is only possible to vote three times with the same credit card. (...) But we do not have access to the full credit card numbers, just those at the beginning and the end. It is likely that similarities of the credit card have led to false duplicates, ”

regretted Hélène Hardy, election delegate at EELV, with the


. At


, Sandra Regol thus recognized

"unjust suspensions"


“We are very bored for those who, legitimately, are not happy. These are just a few cases, but a few too many, of course, ”

she admitted.

Of the 122,670 registered, these hundreds of rejected people should not however have a great influence on the vote - except in the case of too tight results. Those of the first round will be known on Sunday at 5.15 p.m. The second round - if there is one - will take place from September 25 to 28.

Source: lefigaro

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