Senator doubles down on manipulation claim

Senator doubles down on manipulation claim

Next step of the election process” may reveal cooperation.”

Senator doubles down on manipulation claim
Caretaker legislator Somchai Swangkarn

According to caregiver lawmaker Somchai Swangkarn, the next round of voting in the Senate election will reveal that there are several people who were hired to participate in the process just to voting for candidates supported by particular political events or interest groups.

Mr. Somchai, who has repeatedly claimed that there are concerted efforts to influence the outcome of the Senate election, claimed a review of the district-level election results on Sunday revealed that some candidates received overwhelming help while another received scant attention.

He claimed on Monday that the situation was brought on by a flaw in the natural law enforcing the Senate election, which permits independent candidates to cast ballots for themselves and/or against other individuals.

He claimed that some of the individuals who received no votes on Sunday may have been coaxed by a social group or interest group to run for president so they can support other individuals.

” If we keep an eye on the municipal- level voting]on June 16], we will be able to notice signs of collaboration. Only those backed]by certain events and parties ] may get through”, he said.

” No offence to those who were genuine prospects, but their odds are actually thin without the aid of organised organizations”, he said.

Mr. Somchai attributed the Election Commission’s (EC ) inaction on the candidates ‘ backgrounds, claiming that many candidates are alleged to have lied about their professional backgrounds.

He also criticised the EC for allowing the individuals to bring” Sol Wor 3″ files to the ballot hall, claiming some of them had instructions on how to choose who to support.

Mr. Somchai claimed that he could just observe the vote and warn people of potential irregularities because district-level election officials are only permitted to file complaints at this point. ” If only the EC would do its job… even just 90 % of it, it is bound to find]irregularities ]”, he said.

A senator from Mae Hong Son claimed on Monday that political parties paid some candidates in his state$ 5,000 each to register so they could vote for particular individuals.

He claimed that the candidates hired did not attempt to influence others to vote for themselves or made any attempt to present themselves.

He added that individuals for political parties and curiosity parties were fielded in every class to acclaim their dominance throughout the whole voting process.

When questioned whether the Senate had received any complaints about the election, caregiver senator Seree Suwanpanont responded that the EC should be looking into accounts of alleged irregularities. ” We’ve heard]complaints ], but there is no evidence]to back them up ]”, he said.

Mr. Seree claimed that there was nothing improper about high-profile individuals being chosen by their peers before noting that some well-known candidates did not advance to the next round.

When questioned about the likelihood that the problems may result in invalid results, he replied that they would only be voided if the Constitutional Court determines that the election was unlawful.