March 24, 2014

More Power to the People!

The Guardian reports:

An Indian cabinet minister is at the centre of a vote-rigging row after he asked supporters to vote twice for his party in elections next month.

Speaking at a rally on Sunday, the agriculture minister, Sharad Pawar, urged voters to wash off the ink that would be daubed on their fingers after casting their ballots then go to a different constituency and vote again for his Nationalist Congress party (NCP).

After pointing out that voting in two neighbouring parts of Maharashtra state was taking place on different days, Pawar told supporters in the state: "Vote for the Clock [his party's symbol] there and come back to vote for the Clock here as well." .

If every voter is given more than one vote, does that mean more power to the people?

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