COPE MP Deidre Carter claims members of the EFF high-fived after allegedly voting twice. Carter had apparently seen the high-fives for herself. This prompted Carter to test the voting system and says she could have voted more than once.
The Citizen reported that Deidre Carter, COPE (Congress of the People) MP, claims to have seen EFF members giving each other high-fives after allegedly voting twice.
This prompted Carter to investigate the system for herself, according to EWN. She was also appalled by how easily the ink that marked voters' thumbs came off.
The IEC said it would raise the issue of its 'indelible' ink with the company that supplied it.
To prove her point of how this could have undermined election security, Carter scanned her ID at four different voting stations.
Carter has since reported the matter to the IEC provincially as well as nationally and also mentioned her claims against the EFF, as reported on by News24.
Briefly.co.za reported that the party called for the IEC to intervene and strengthen security to avoid a repeat of the situation:
"We call on the IEC to tighten its systems to avert this madness of ANC thugs. No one must vote more than once. The principle is one person one vote. It is not only illegal, but a direct assault on our democracy."
The 2019 elections certainly haven't gone smooth, as several problems, such as IEC officials separating voters based on race, have been popping up since voting began on 8 May.
It came to light not long ago that the IEC has announced that an urgent audit will be conducted into the votes and results from the election.
This comes as arrests were made in instances where South Africans allegedly voted more than once.
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