Police question Ruth Davidson over postal votes – Reports


I hear she had her rights read to her and was cautioned 

I hear she had her rights read to her and was cautioned

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

As reported by my good self 5 days after the Referendum vote:  http://shaunynews.com/2014/09/23/ruth-davidson-tory-admits-vote-fraud-live-on-tv/ &  https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/10/04/police-probe-claims-pro-uk-campaigners-took-illegal-postal-vote-tallies/

THIS IS HUGE IF TRUE! I seen this yesterday but I was also told Ruth was read her right by the police on Friday (can’t confirm)

POLICE have spoken to Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson in connection with alleged breaches of electoral law in the weeks before the independence referendum. They were asked to investigate after Ms Davidson said pro-union supporters at sample openings of ballot boxes took tallies of postal votes before the count. It is understood the Tory leader was spoken to yesterday as a witness and party sources say there is no suggestion of any wrongdoing on her part. A spokesman for the party said: “Ruth had arranged to speak to police in her office to help them with complaints they had received.”

Speaking on BBC Scotland after the polls closed on September 18, Ms Davidson told the Scotland Decides programme: “We have had people at every sample opening around the country over the last few weeks while that’s been coming in and we have been incredibly encouraged by the results from that. This story is expected to get bigger in the coming weeks

“Going into today, from the postal votes that were cast, our side would have had a lead and I think that we have a confidence, I hope a quiet confidence, that the quiet majority of Scots have spoken today.” She said postal votes were not counted until after the polls closed but added: “Different local authorities have had openings around the country. It is illegal to discuss that while any ballot is ongoing, so until 10 o’clock tonight no-one could talk about it. “But there is people in the room that have been sampling those ballot boxes as they have been opened and they have been taking tallies and the reports have been very positive for us.” Postal ballot openings are held to verify the ballots are genuine and that the signature and date of birth given along with the ballots match official records. The Scottish Independence Referendum Act 2013 states that ballots must be kept face down during the process and precautions must be taken to prevent anyone from seeing the votes cast.

Agents for the campaigns are allowed to attend but are bound by the Act not to “attempt to ascertain at the proceedings in connection with the receipt of the ballot papers the outcome for which any vote is given in any particular ballot paper or communicate any information with respect thereto obtained at those proceedings.”

http://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/Current+Affairs/Scotland/Scottish+Independence

http://en.ria.ru/world/20141010/193924808/Police-Interview-Scottish-Conservative-Leader-Over-Alleged.html

http://www.newsmeeting.com/en/n/11152510-police-interview-scottish-conservative-leader-over-alleged-referendum-vote-crime–reports.aspx

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Police probe claims pro-UK campaigners took illegal postal vote ‘tallies’


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By Shaun Gibson @ShaunyNews

I called it here with this video http://shaunynews.com/2014/09/23/ruth-davidson-tory-admits-vote-fraud-live-on-tv/

Claims that pro-UK campaigners breached electoral law by counting postal votes ahead of referendum polling day will be formally investigated by police. Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson said Better Together agents took “tallies” of postal votes at sample openings held before the count. Election rules state the results of these openings must be kept secret.

The Crown Office has now instructed police to conduct an investigation into the complaints.

The allegations surround comments made to BBC Scotland by Ms Davidson about 45 minutes after polls closed in the independence referendum on 18 September. Ms Davidson told the Scotland Decides programme: “We have had people at every sample opening around the country over the last few weeks… and we have been incredibly encouraged by the results from that. “Going into today, going by the postal votes that were cast, our side would have had a lead and I think that we have a confidence, I hope a quiet confidence, that the quiet majority of Scots have spoken today.”

Secrecy rule

She said postal votes were not counted until after the polls closed, but added: “Different local authorities have had openings around the country. It is illegal to discuss that while any ballot is ongoing, so until 10 o’clock tonight no-one could talk about it. “But there is people in the room that have been sampling those ballot boxes as they have been opened and they have been taking tallies and the reports have been very positive for us.”

Speaking on the BBC’s results coverage, Humza Yousaf, the Scottish minister for external affairs, also made reference to indications from “postal ballot sampling”. He told the BBC’s Huw Edwards: “The intelligence we’re getting is that in those die-hard, traditional Labour areas actually the Yes campaign is starting to break through quite strongly. “That’s initial postal ballot sampling, all the caveats thrown in, etc., etc..” The SNP said Mr Yousaf was referring to sampling of postal votes after the ballot had closed.

Earlier sample postal vote openings, which were attended by agents from both campaigns ahead of polling day, were held to confirm that personal identifiers – the date of birth and signature – on the postal ballots matched those held on official records. The ballot papers were supposed to be kept face down when postal voting packs were opened so postal ballot agents and observers were unable to see how people had voted.

A Crown Office spokesperson said: “We can confirm that Crown counsel has instructed Police Scotland to commence an investigation into alleged breaches of Schedule 7, Paragraph 7, of the Scottish Independence Referendum Act 2013.”

The act states it is an offence to “attempt to ascertain at the proceedings in connection with the receipt of the ballot papers the outcome for which any vote is given in any particular ballot paper or communicate any information with respect thereto obtained at those proceedings”. Anyone breaching the law could face up to 12 months in prison or a fine of up to £5,000. The Scottish Conservatives said they were unable to comment but the BBC understands there was a telephone conversation between Ms Davidson and the police on Friday.

Party sources said there was “no suggestion she was accused of doing anything wrong”. Complaints were initially made to the Electoral Commission, which said it had brought them to the attention of police. A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “We can confirm that we have been instructed to commence an investigation into alleged breaches of Schedule 7, Paragraph 7, of the Scottish Independence Referendum Act 2013. “Police Scotland will not comment on anyone who may or may not have been spoken to or interviewed as part of any ongoing investigation.”

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Police Investigate Illegal Postal Ballot Claims


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AT LAST, THE POLICE ARE INVOLVED!

Police are assessing allegations that agents for the pro-union campaign breached election law by “taking tallies” of postal ballots in the weeks before the Scottish independence referendum poll. A complaint was made to the Electoral Commission following comments made by Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson after the polls closed last Thursday. She said Better Together campaigners were “incredibly encouraged” by what they had seen at sample postal ballot openings. Ms Davidson said: “We’ve had people at every sample opening around the country over the last few weeks while that’s been coming in. We’ve been incredibly encouraged by the results from that.

“Different local authorities have had openings around the country. “It is illegal to discuss any of that while any ballot is ongoing, so until 10 o’clock tonight no-one could talk about it. “But there’s people in the room that have been sampling those ballot boxes as they’ve been opened, and they’ve been taking tallies and their reports have been very positive for us.” Postal ballot openings are held to verify that the ballots are genuine and that the signature and date of birth given along with the ballots match official records. 

The Scottish Independence Referendum Act 2013 states that ballots must be kept face down during the process and precautions must be taken to prevent anyone from seeing the votes made. Ruth Davidson admitted LIVE on TV votes were seen, so it gave the Pro-Unionist’s the know how where to attack and scare. BANG! Got them! 

Agents for the campaigns are allowed to attend but are bound by the act not to “attempt to ascertain at the proceedings in connection with the receipt of the ballot papers the outcome for which any vote is given in any particular ballot paper or communicate any information with respect thereto obtained at those proceedings.” A spokeswoman for the Electoral Commission confirmed that it had received a complaint about the matter. The body has no remit to investigate breaches of electoral law and police were subsequently made aware.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said complaints were being assessed.

http://www.clyde1.com/news/local/police-assess-postal-ballot-claims/

I ask EVERYONE to send everything they think suspicious to the police, big or small. They are onto ‘something’, I got this Article and sent it to Police

She admitted boxes were opened and counted, should not have happened

She admitted boxes were opened and counted, should not have happened

I was one to complain regarding this by Ruth Davidson from the Tory Party.

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http://shaunynews.com/2014/09/23/ruth-davidson-tory-admits-vote-fraud-live-on-tv/

Another on alleged vote irregularities

Another on alleged vote irregularities

Scotland Independence Worse Than Year 2,000 Bush Vs Gore Election Fraud

http://shaunynews.com/2014/09/23/scotland-independence-worse-than-year-2000-bush-vs-gore-election-fraud/

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Huge Vote

Huge Vote

Why did 1 million people not vote who were registered? – VIDEO PROOF CHEATING

http://shaunynews.com/2014/09/19/why-did-1-million-people-not-vote-who-were-registered-video-proof-cheating/