> How's this for an election upset? 95% of ballots are counted, one candidate is leading by a solid 5% of the vote, and then the other guy wins by 1%. That's exactly what appears to have happened in a regional election in Russia, according to the election commission.
It's why these local communist party members are protesting, they say it was rigged. Their candidate, Andreas Schenko, seen here, says it was a swing of 40,000 voters in an hour in favor of the man who ultimately won, Andrei Tarasenco, that candidate is favored by President Vladimir Putin. The National Election Commission has spent a special investigative team to the Primorsky region now, and the Kremlin says they're watching the situation closely.