First online election in France tarnished by reports of fraud


France’s first online election was marred this week when reporters found that the supposedly fraud-proof system could be easily gamed, letting people vote multiple times in an important primary for the office of Paris Mayor. According to The Independent, the revelation has led to “an explosion of name-calling” within France’s center-right UMP party, and calls from one of its candidates, Pierre-Yves Bournazel, to abandon the primary altogether.

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