Russian officials have annulled election results from a polling station in the country's southern region of Rostov-on-Don after a video of election fraud in Sunday's parliamentary elections went viral.
The clip shows two women attempting to screen their colleague from view as she stuffs votes into a ballot box.
of the Rostov region
election commission, Sergei Yusov, said that
there was “every reason to believe” that
the vote had been tampered with.
The head of the Central Election Commission, Ella Pamfilova, earlier confirmed that a criminal investigation had been opened into the case.
The ruling United
Russia party secured a landslide in the elections, gaining a 343-seat
majority in Russia's lower house of parliament, the 450-seat State
Duma, after 94 percent of the vote had been counted. The Communist
Party, Liberal Democrat Party (LDPR), and A Just Russia party also