Pro-Beijing group claims district council elections were rigged, wants results thrown out

A pro-Beijing group today called for the results of last month’s district elections (which pro-dems won in a rout) to be invalidated. Screengrab via YouTube.
A pro-Beijing group today called for the results of last month’s district elections (which pro-dems won in a rout) to be invalidated. Screengrab via YouTube.

Dozens of pro-Beijing supporters butt-hurt about last month’s district council elections today called for the results to be invalidated, saying they believe the poll was rigged.

According to Stand News, members of a group called Voice of Loving Hong Kong marched to the Central Government Office in Admiralty this morning to deliver a petition to Carrie Lam, weeks after the city’s pro-Beijing parties took a hammering at the polls.

Some of those attending the rally claimed that the results of the district council elections were unfair, and that the landslide win by the pro-democracy camp — who gained control of 17 out of 18 district councils — was evidence enough that the results were rigged, that electoral fraud had occurred, and that there should be another election.

RTHK also interviewed one participant in the rally who claimed that he personally witnessed an irregularity because staff didn’t appear to tick his name off their list when he cast his ballot.

親建制團體「愛港之聲」今早(11日)遊行到特首辦請願,有數十人揮舞國旗和展示撐警標語。召集人高達斌指,當局應嚴懲「出賣國家」的公務員,又指中大和理大校園被破壞是校方失職,校方應「一人做事一人當」自行復修被損毀的校園,不應由納稅人負擔 …

Posted by Stand News 立場新聞 on Tuesday, December 10, 2019

 

The group’s convenor, Patrick Ko, heaped more fuel onto the bonfire of crazy, saying authorities should punish civil servants who have “sold out the country” by either firing them or taking away their pensions.

He added that they should be forced to take an oath of allegiance to the government upon assuming their civil servant jobs, a suggestion that was made by the authorities at the end of last month amid reports that civil servants were taking part in the anti-government protests, the SCMP reported.

 

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