Colombia’s electoral authorities refuse to investigate voting corruption despite strong claims of widespread rigging. The fraud accusations originated from anti-corruption candidate Gustavo Petro and his supporters, who alleged that voting result charts were doctored to favor front-running rival Ivan Duque. The claims were neither confirmed nor denied by independent electoral observers. The European Union, who sent a small envoy of observers to monitor the vote, told Colombia Reports it refused to speculate. Ahead of the elections, Petro had warned of alleged attempts for voting to be rigged in favor of German Vargas, who ended fourth.
Petro and his “petristas” found many dozens of public voting forms — where electoral juries mark down how many votes each candidate received — indicating that voter numbers had been altered to favor Duque.
According to think tank Fundacion Paz y Reconciliacion (Pares), the irregularities seem similar to alleged fraud used in the legislative elections in March that influenced “between 10% and 20%” of the outcome.
Both the leftist candidate and Pares invited concerned citizens to revise voting forms on the National Registry website to call out “possible fraud or alterations” to the final count.
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