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Reuters uncovers ballot fraud in Russia vote

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>> The pro-Kremlin, United Russia Party won by a landslide at Sunday's parliamentary election. But a team of Reuters reporters at 11 polling stations uncovered voting irregularities. Our Alex Winning, one of the Reuters reporters who contributed to the report.>>
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> Yesterday the central elections commission invited Reuters to answer questions about its story.
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At a commission meeting, a fellow colleague and myself were asked to answer questions in front of a panel of elections officials. And they promised to conduct an investigation into what we found. I was stationed at two polling stations in the Moldova republic in central Russia with a colleague.
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We saw examples of people voting twice, inflated vote counts and a colleague saw an elections official bringing additional ballots during the vote counting process. Despite the voting irregularities uncovered by Reuters, support for United Russia and President Vladimir Putin remains high. Unlike at the previous parliamentary elections in 2011, there are few signs that there will be mass protest this time around.