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Election scandal! Aiwanger tweeted a secret prognosis - "unbelievable case of election manipulation"

2021-09-29T01:18:17.852Z

Hubert Aiwanger (Free Voters) may face a fine of up to 50,000 euros for influencing the election. Meanwhile, he comments on the current projections of the federal election for his party.



Hubert Aiwanger (Free Voters) may face a fine of up to 50,000 euros for influencing the election.

Meanwhile, he comments on the current projections of the federal election for his party.

Update from September 26th, 10:30 pm:

Hubert Aiwanger, party leader of the Free Voters and Vice-Prime Minister of Bavaria, violated the federal electoral law on Sunday afternoon (September 23rd).

He tweeted post-election poll results before 6 p.m.

This is actually strictly forbidden as it is seen as influencing the election.

Therefore, Aiwanger deleted the tweet very quickly.

However, the party leader of the Free Voters has not yet commented on this scandal.

For this he spoke about the current projections of the federal election.

His party of Free Voters is unlikely to move into the Bundestag because the five percent hurdle could not be overcome.

Aiwanger optimistic: Free voters should move into more state parliaments

The necessary three direct mandates, with which the free voters could also move into the Bundestag below the five percent hurdle, will probably not be achieved. Nevertheless, Aiwanger is not dissatisfied with the result: "With these 2 percent in the federal government and 6 percent in Bavaria, we have set a signal." The strategy must now be to move into even more state parliaments. Aiwanger is particularly optimistic about the upcoming state election in Bavaria in 2023.

CSU boss Markus Söder, who forms a government with Aiwanger as Vice-Prime Minister in Bavaria, railed against Aiwanger's tweet: “That doesn't work at all,” said Söder. "You have to talk again about how things will go on." He also called for Aiwanger to "return to practical work" and again a style that would do justice to the government offices that you have. The government work in Bavaria had suffered from the Bundestag election campaign ideas of the Free Voters, criticized Söder. "That has to come to an end now."



In addition, the CSU leader made the Free Voters jointly responsible for the possibly difficult formation of a government: "If the Free Voters had not run as they did, there would have been a clear majority in favor of a civic alliance," he said.

"Unfortunately, this delay is now on the account of the Free Voters."

First report from September 26th, 5 p.m .:

Berlin - The Deputy Bavarian Prime Minister Hubert Aiwanger (Free Voters) made a serious mistake.

He violated the federal electoral law and may now face a fine of up to 50,000 euros.

What exactly happened?

Shortly after 4 p.m., the head of the Free Voters published numbers from a post-election survey on his Twitter account with the comment “Please send the last votes to us now!”.

The publication of post-election surveys, also known as "exit polls", is permitted - but only after the election has ended at 6 p.m.

This is to prevent influencing the election.

Exciting: Hubert Aiwanger tweeted ExitPolls.

And quickly deleted because it is highly punishable.

Here, a little service, the screenshot.

(But now with blackened numbers.) Pic.twitter.com/g8V3AuinNp

- Christian Deutschländer (@CDeutschlaender) September 26, 2021

Aiwanger scandal: Bavarian Vice Prime Minister violates federal election law

However, Aiwanger (Free Voters) did not pay attention to precisely this important regulation. Shortly before the end of the election, the survey institutes are already working on their by-election surveys. These show an initial trend even before the official projections at 6 p.m. and are therefore particularly interesting for the parties to whom they are sent. In this way, they can roughly prepare for the expected results. However, it is difficult to make the by-election polls public before 6 p.m.

Hubert Aiwanger, whose party of Free Voters is fighting for entry into the Bundestag, was apparently not aware of this when he shared the post-election polls on Twitter shortly after 4 p.m. However, he was apparently quickly made aware of this serious mistake. His tweet disappeared from the network after just a few minutes. The Federal Election Act states: "The publication of the results of voter surveys after voting on the content of the voting decision is not permitted before the election period has expired." A violation is punishable by a fine of up to 50,000 euros.

. @ HubertAiwanger disseminates forecast results before 6 p.m. and combines them with an election call.

An unbelievable case of election manipulation and voter influence.

That is deeply undemocratic and must have consequences!

@Wahlleiter_Bund pic.twitter.com/91TX8LjDWO

- Markus Blume (@MarkusBlume) September 26, 2021

CSU reacts in shock: "unbelievable case of election manipulation and voter influence"

This violation of the federal election law has already provoked a reaction from the coalition partner in Bavaria.

CSU General Secretary Markus Blume already tweeted: “An unbelievable case of election manipulation and voter influence!

That is deeply undemocratic and must have consequences! ”The exact consequences Aiwanger will face will soon become apparent.

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Source: merkur

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