Elections in the German capital of Berlin were so fraudulent they will have to be repeated, the Berlin State Supreme Court ruled today. YouTube had threatened to censor any claims of election irregularities and now looks a lot like Fake News.
“The elections to the Berlin House of Representatives and the district assemblies are declared invalid in the entire electoral area,” the President of the Berlin Constitutional Court, Ludgera Selting (58), ruled today.
The reason are the massive irregularities in the 2021 election. New elections will be held in Spring of 2023.
Citizens had to wait in line for hours at polling stations. Ballot papers were missing in many polling stations and there were not enough ballot boxes. Many voters were only able to vote after the official closing time of 6 p.m. Some polling places seem to have “guesstimated” the tallies or had exactly the same percentages for the parties in a whole string of locations.
Breitbart reported that the election in Berlin has to be done over due to discrepancies.
The German national election held last year must be completely re-run in the city of Berlin as a result of multiple discrepancies plaguing the result, a court in the city has said.
As a result of a wide variety of serious voting irregularities in Berlin, elections that took place in the city last year — including the nationwide general election — must now be re-run in the city, a court declared on Wednesday.
Ranging from a lack of ballot papers, periodic polling station closures and massive queues for people looking to vote, last year’s vote in Berlin has ultimately been described as “a complete systemic failure“, with many fearing that all votes that took place may have to be held again.
Such fears have been given even more credence this week, with Berlin’s Constitutional Court declaring that — in its view — it is necessary that all elections that took place in September 2021 in the city have a do-over.
According to a report by Die Welt, it is the preliminary view of the court that the discrepancies in voting in Berlin were significant, and that they have had a meaningful effect on the mandate given to political parties at a national level.
Data from the election reportedly shows that polling stations in the city were closed for a cumulative 83 hours due to missing ballot papers, with nearly half of voting locations staying open after 6pm, when the period of polling was meant to close.
To make matters worse, not all of these discrepancies were properly recorded, making it impossible to narrow down exactly how badly the electoral process was affected in each individual part of Berlin.
This has happened in the US as well.
How do you correct an election that never should have been certified? You redo the election. This has happened multiple times over the past 20 years.