14 Oct. 2021 11:54 o’clock
According to media reports, the Berlin state election control plans to appeal to the Berlin Constitutional Court against the results of the election to the House of Representatives on September 26th.
According to the news agency, the state election control wants DPA Appeal to the Berlin Constitutional Court against the results of the election to the House of Representatives in Berlin on September 26th. According to State Returning Officer Petra Michaelis, there were violations of the electoral law in two constituencies. That could have an impact on the distribution of mandates, said Michaelis loudly DPA on Thursday at a meeting of the state election committee.
Of the Broadcasting Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) reports in connection with incorrect or missing ballot papers as well as votes cast well after 6 p.m. on election day. In 207 of the 2,257 Berlin polling stations on September 26th, among other things, the election to the House of Representatives had mishaps. State returning officer Michaelis admitted that on Thursday at the meeting of the Berlin state election committee.
She then described the number 207 as “terrifying”. In the polling stations affected were reportedly among other things false ballot papers. The first discrepancies had already been found on August 23, said Michaelis loudly RBB. Cardboard boxes with incorrectly sorted ballot papers were already noticed at the time.
Warnings before the election
Several warnings had been issued by election day. Michaelis cited incorrect sorting in the print shop as the reason. As a result of the simultaneous election to the Bundestag, the House of Representatives, the District Assembly and the vote on the expropriation of large housing companies, the polling stations were sometimes overwhelmed with the number of documents.
Loudly belong to the list of mishaps that Michaelis submitted RBB also “Delays in sending postal voting documents, wrong or missing ballot papers, a temporary interruption of the voting in 73 pubs or long queues in front of polling stations. Several hundred polling stations were open longer than usual.”
In constituency 2 in Marzahn-Hellersdorf and in constituency 6 in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf there were violations of the electoral law, it is reported. That could have an impact on the distribution of mandates in Berlin, as it is said.
In both constituencies concerned, the gaps between first and second place are “very small”, the quoted the RBB the regional returning officer. This must be checked independently, said Michaelis afterwards. She believes that false ballots or the early closure of the polling stations are possible as the cause.
Müller: Choice not falsified
According to the report, objections to the election results are “generally only possible after the official election results have been published in the Berlin Official Gazette”. This has not yet happened and must be done no later than six weeks after the election. “Contrary to various media reports, objections cannot be made today,” Michaelis explained RBB according to.
According to the broadcaster, the interior committee will also deal with the consequences and consequences of this election in a special session on Friday. In the meantime, reports on what happened on election Sunday would be available from all twelve districts. Governing Mayor Michael Müller and Interior Senator Andreas Geisel (both SPD) declared in a press conference last Friday that, in their view, the election was not falsified by the mistakes and mishaps. Geisel closed loudly RBB By-elections in individual constituencies are not selected.
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