Prime Minister Andrus Ansip said a member of his party has admitted to manipulating e-votes in the Reform Party’s leadership election last week and in another election in 2011. “The party secretary has a specific individual’s explanation in written form in which the individual admits to having committed the acts at hand. And the individual has suggested that he or she did this at the request and knowing of someone else,” Ansip told ERR radio, without revealing any names as the investigation is still in progress.
Ansip said 30 cases of suspicious voting have been found so far and that there is as yet no reason to believe that the fraud extended beyond the Lääne-Viru voting district.
He added that if the number of fraudulent votes is only in the dozens, the results of the election will not be challenged.
It emerged yesterday that someone could have stolen e-votes from elderly Reform Party members in an internal leadership election last week as well as in 2011.