Whistleblower exposes list of pro-gov’t polling clerks to be involved in election fraud

Turkeyandrsquos prominent Twitter whistleblower Fuat Avni exposed what he claimed to be the names of some polling clerks who will take part in Sundayandrsquos elections and get involved in electoral fraud in favor of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party).
In a series of tweets posted late on Tuesday, the whistleblower revealed the names of a total of 324 people across Turkey, who he said will serve as polling clerks in the elections. Fuat Avniandrsquos list, titled and”Ak-Hirsizlarand” (AK-thieves), included the names of polling clerks, their title, occupation and where they will serve in the elections.
and”I know the members of the AK-Thieves gang of Yezid and his accomplices name by name and I will expose them. This time, there is no escape. Just some of them are included in the list I will give. I will expose the rest if they do not give their plans [on electoral fraud],and” Fuat Avni tweeted.
Stating that he earlier announced that he would publish the list of and”AK-Thieves,and” Fuat Avni said those in the list will soon face trial over their role in electoral fraud. and”I am trying to do whatever I can,and” he further said, calling on his followers to contribute to the countryandrsquos and”biggest war for democracy.and”
Fuat Avni does not mention President Recep Tayyip Erdoganand’s name directly in hisher tweets but uses the word and”Yezidand” while referring to him. Yezid is a reference to the Umayyad caliph, whom according to Islamic belief allowed his opponent Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, to execute in the Battle of Karbala.
The whistleblower has long been voicing claims over AK Partyandrsquos alleged plans for electoral fraud, claiming that the ruling party will do whatever it can to hold the majority in Parliament.
Allegations of electoral irregularities surfaced last year, when many opposition parties in the country described the 2014 municipal elections as the most controversial in Turkish history. Some observers said some districts in Ankara recorded a turnout of over 100 percent in a March municipal vote.
Energy Minister Taner Yildiz blamed a cat in a power station for electricity outages at some voting centres, drawing ridicule on social media, although no link to fraud has been established.
The power outages took place in 22 provinces on the night of March 30. Allegations of election fraud were rampant following the local elections, with observers documenting many discrepancies between the numbers recorded at polling stations and those finally entered into the Supreme Election Board (YSK) system. The power outages, which occurred when the votes were being counted, were considered suspicious by many. In response to public suspicions of fraud, Yildiz said the following day that the blackouts were short-lived, temporary and insignificant in terms of their effect on the vote total. and”There were 10- or 15-minute cuts in some provinces and districts. Let us not hide behind electric lampposts,andquot he said.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman