Pheu Thai to complain to EC about fraud
The Pheu Thai Party said yesterday it would file complaints with the Election Commission of fraud in some districts during the election for Bangkok governor.Danuporn Punnakan, spokesman of the party's election centre, said voters had used their cameras to snap their marked ballots and posted the pictures on social media, which could mislead the public. Meanwhile, the party had deployed volunteers to monitor vote counting at all polling booths to compare the official election results with what they had collected at all polling stations.
In Wang Thong Lang district, someone voted twice while another voter found four strangers included in his household but his own name was not on the eligible voter list, he said.
Deputy party spokeswoman Sunisa Lertpakawat said the party is considering taking action against election officials in Pasi Charoen district for having more than one ballot and crossing them. They also possessed several ID cards.
Pheu Thai Party spokesman Prompong Nopparit thanked voters for exercising their voting rights despite heavy rains yesterday.
The party called a press conference to thank their supporters after all ballot boxes were closed.
Prompong said the party was satisfied with the election overall, as it believed the vote counting would be carried out in a fair manner even though there had been some complaints of electoral frauds.