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    Even Papillion couldn't be this stupid...

    ..., but the British election system can (this was in a local council election recently):

    All 10 Tory councillors were voted in with more individual votes than the total amount of ballots issued. &, despite the returning officer realizing that errors must have been made, she said that there's nothing she can do about it, there can't be a re-count, and the "councillors" must take their seat???



    https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/hi...cal-elections/




    I hope this is an Onion style joke. Must be...
    How do I post these pictures???

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    Bets its been going on in Inner City Labour for years, only in the last few has the electoral commision questioned it for fear of being called racist

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    Thanks for thinking of me Betty, but that sounds a lot like another stupid Brexiteer joke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    ..., but the British election system can (this was in a local council election recently):

    All 10 Tory councillors were voted in with more individual votes than the total amount of ballots issued. &, despite the returning officer realizing that errors must have been made, she said that there's nothing she can do about it, there can't be a re-count, and the "councillors" must take their seat???
    She also said that any four people who voted or were eligible to vote, or one of the candidates can submit a petition to have the error corrected.

    They have until Friday to do it.

    So, while she should resign because she's clearly fucking shit at her job, there is in fact legal recourse.

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