Electoral fraud revealed in Bremen, Germany: Ms Merkel’s Christian Democrats Turks under suspicion

In the federal state of Bremen, the election for parliament of the city takes place at the same time as the election to the European Parliament. Now a large-scale attempt at electoral fraud has been discovered. A Christian Democratic Union (CDU) member obviously falsified the documents in favour of a befriended candidate. How many postal ballot documents Mesut E. was able to obtain and falsify has not yet been finally found out by the investigating authorities. What is certain is that the CDU man of Turkish origin was on the road in Bremerhaven, addressing people living there, in order to have them hand over the applications for postal votes. Mesut E. then completed the documents and is said to have always checked at Turhal Özdala on the ballot, ranked 7th on the CDU party list. 500 ballot papers in Bremerhaven correspond to a two percent share of the vote. This is important both for the CDU and especially for the candidate Turhal Özdala. Particularly noteworthy: Turhal Özdala has only recently joined the CDU. He was previously with the Greens. In 2016, in the previous election, Özdala ranked 9th among the Greens on the list. 500 ballot papers in Bremerhaven correspond to a two percent share of the vote. This is important both for the CDU and especially for the candidate Turhal Özdala. Particularly noteworthy: Turhal Özdala has only recently joined the CDU. He was previously with the Greens. In 2016, in the previous election, Özdala ranked 9th among the Greens on the list. But due to a surprisingly high number of direct mandate votes for himself, he slipped up to second place. So far, the CDU has kept a low profile with regard to the clarification of the current case. The CDU is not really actively involved in the clarification by the authorities, nor does it seem to be particularly keen to undertake internal party clarification. The only statement of the CDU regional managing director Heiko Strohmann: We recognize this and must await the investigations of the public prosecutor’s office. 

https://www.freiewelt.net/nachricht/briefwahlbetrug-in-bremen-aufgeflogen-10077674/

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