The police became interested in a dual vote for amendments to the Constitution: the journalist Pubic it is threatened with the penalty

the Metropolitan police are verifying information on dual vote on amendments to the Constitution. About it reported in a press-service GU MVD in Moscow.

“the Metropolitan police conducted an administrative investigation in connection with the publication on one of the online resources the video “How to vote twice” about infringements of the legislation on the ballot for amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation. The author (journalist Pavel Lobkov — approx. “Rosbalt”) reported that during 25 June first voted at the polling station, and then re — using the system for remote electronic voting”, — said the interior Ministry.

a criminal case on an administrative offence.

If information about the double vote is confirmed, the actions Lobkova can be qualified as an administrative offence provided for in article 5.22 of the administrative code (Illegal issuance and receipt of ballots, bulletins for voting on the referendum ballot for nationwide voting). The article provides for a penalty of up to 30 thousand rubles. Also, the police will assess the actions of responsible officers of the election Commission.

“in addition, additional checks in respect of the votes. The synchronicity of their statements and the wide media coverage suggests a pre-planned action on discredit of the vote in Moscow. In the case of confirmation of the assumptions of the act can be qualified in the following articles of the criminal code: 142.2 (Illegal issuance and receipt of ballots, bulletins for voting on the referendum ballot for nationwide voting) 207.1 (the Public dissemination of false information about circumstances that threaten the life and safety of citizens), 213 (Hooliganism)”, — concluded in the police.

the Journalist “Rain” Paul Lobkov in the first day of voting on amendments to the Constitution could to vote twice. According to him, the first time he did it at the polling station № 141, and an hour later took part in electronic voting, which was registered on about a week ago.

the CEC Chairman, Ella Pamfilova called the approval of the people that they could vote twice, “provocations”.

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