The Limited Times

Now you can see non-English news...

Sensburg: Breakdowns could have influenced the federal election

2021-10-14T19:51:57.530Z

The chairman of the Bundestag election review committee, Patrick Sensburg, believes it is possible that the election failures in Berlin on September 26th also had an impact on the outcome of the Bundestag election. The assessment by the state election management that violations of the electoral law in two constituencies could have had an impact on the outcome of the election to the House of Representatives is not ruled out for the federal election, the CDU politician told the "Handelsblatt".



The chairman of the Bundestag election review committee, Patrick Sensburg, believes it is possible that the election failures in Berlin on September 26th also had an impact on the outcome of the Bundestag election. The assessment by the state election management that violations of the electoral law in two constituencies could have had an impact on the outcome of the election to the House of Representatives is not ruled out for the federal election, the CDU politician told the "Handelsblatt".

Berlin - "The fact that many citizens were still standing in the queues in front of the polling stations and could already see projections and trends could have influenced the voting decision in the federal election," argued Sensburg.

Here a “very thorough examination will be necessary”.

"I could even imagine that the election review committee of the German Bundestag will negotiate the objections against the election in Berlin in public," said the CDU politician.

also read

Chaotic election day: Berlin to shake your head

Eternal waiting and missing ballot papers: Election day in Berlin was marked by mishaps.

What problems the election management admits and why they still see no reason to resign.

Chaotic election day: Berlin to shake your head

Breakdowns in Berlin: State returning officer admits problems

Eternal waiting and missing ballot papers: Election day in Berlin was marked by mishaps.

What problems the election management admits and why they still see no reason to resign.

Breakdowns in Berlin: State returning officer admits problems

Justice Senator on election glitches: Must be looked at in detail

In the opinion of Justice Senator Dirk Behrendt (Greens), the mishaps during the election in Berlin must be investigated more closely.

He had "questions to those responsible in the districts and to the interior administration".

"I can not yet assess the extent of that," said Behrendt on Sunday evening on the sidelines of his party's election party.

Justice Senator on election glitches: Must be looked at in detail

In the capital, elections to the Bundestag, the House of Representatives and the district councils were held at the same time on September 26th.

There was also a referendum on the expropriation of large housing companies.

For example, there were delays in sending postal voting documents, incorrect or missing ballot papers and long queues in front of the polling stations.

Many polling stations were open longer.

Voters who were there before 6 p.m. were allowed to cast their votes afterwards.

The regional election management announced on Thursday an objection to the election results at the Berlin Constitutional Court.

In two constituencies there were violations of the law that could affect the distribution of mandates, said state returning officer Petra Michaelis.

dpa

Source: merkur

All news articles on 2021-10-14

You may like

News/Politics 2021-10-25T15:07:36.842Z
News/Politics 2021-11-18T08:45:28.466Z

Trends 24h

News/Politics 2021-12-02T17:00:39.917Z
News/Politics 2021-12-02T17:10:52.483Z

Latest

© Communities 2019 - Privacy