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Russian election chief blasts videos of alleged vote fraud

But former leader Gorbachev calls for new election

A protester in St. Petersburg yesterday wore a sign saying, “My vote was stolen at the election.’’ Dozens of online videos claimed to record examples of fraud in parliamentary elections. A protester in St. Petersburg yesterday wore a sign saying, “My vote was stolen at the election.’’ Dozens of online videos claimed to record examples of fraud in parliamentary elections. (Dmitry Lovetsky/ASSOCIATED PRESS)
By Michael Schwirtz
New York Times / December 8, 2011
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The head of Russia’s Central Election Commission ridiculed dozens of amateur online videos showing ballot stuffing and other fraud in the weekend parliamentary elections, suggesting in an interview published yesterday that they had been faked in home studios.

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