2019 Elections: IEC announces that audit of votes is not required

2019 Elections: IEC announces that audit of votes is not required

The Electoral Commission of South Africa has announced that an independent audit of 2019 election votes is not part of the legislative requirement for the commission. This comes after complaints about double voting.

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eNCA reported that the Electoral Commission of South Africa does not feel that an independent audit of the votes cast in the 2019 elections will be necessary.

According to Sy Mamabolo, IEC CEO, an audit is not part of the legislative requirement for the commission.

This comes after small political parties said they'd take legal actions if their grievances are ignored.

Parties like Black First Land First and the African Transformation Movement complained about irregularities like double voting.

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Mamabolo feels that double voting must have happened on a very huge scale to have any real effect on the results.

"If double voting has happened it must have been on such a grand scale as to influence over 17 million voters."
"Assuming that it has happened, the scale can't be so significant that it influences the overall outcome of the election."

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Briefly.co.za gathered that the IEC had until 11 am on Saturday, 11 May, to appoint an independent audit firm to review the election results.

According to the IEC, there is no proof of double voting, despite claims by COPE MP Deidre Carter.

The IEC is trying hard to prevent misinformation from being taken as the truth:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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