June 8, 2016
Here come dat goi!
This is fantastic.
I was seriously convinced that Hofer had cucked-out.
Austria’s right-wing party on Wednesday announced that it is legally challenging the result of last month’s presidential election due to what it said were a host of irregularities that potentially led to its candidate’s narrow loss.
Freedom Party leader Heinz-Christian Strache spoke of a “massive number of irregularities and mistakes” that needed to be investigated.
“We are not poor losers,” he told reporters, declaring that the challenge was launched to secure “the pillars of democracy.”
Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer was leading after polls closed May 22. But final results after a count of absentee ballots put former Green party politician Alexander Van der Bellen ahead by only a little more than 30,000 votes.
The final count showed Van der Bellen with 50.3 percent, compared to 49.7 percent for Hofer.
Strache said that the law was contravened in one way or the other in 97 of a total of 117 electoral districts, including the sorting of absentee ballots before the arrival of electoral commission officials. He said that of the more than 700,000 such ballots, more than 570,000 were affected.
“Hofer could have become president without these irregularities and mistakes,” he said. “You don’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to get an exceptionally bad gut feeling in the face of such mishaps or strange developments.”
The challenge could result in at least a partial recount if Austria’s Constitutional Court rules in favor of the party. Freedom Party officials said the court was looking at three requests to probe the alleged irregularities — one from Strache, another from the party and a third from an unnamed “voter and citizen.”
If I had to guess, I’d say it’s unlikely they are going to be able to pull this off.
But at least they are making it clear to the Austrian people, and the world as a whole, that this was a scam. Right out in front of everyone, a Western European country has committed fraud against the people in order to prevent a right-wing power from rising.
There is no “democracy.” There never was. (((They))) just told you there was when they knew you were going to vote for their policies. Now that you’ve decided to stop voting for their policies, the mask is off.
The veil lifted.
The curtain pulled back.