RAMPANT:There were a total of 1,044 cases, with vote-buying accounting for the majority, while gambling rings were busted in Pingtung County and New Taipei City
Date: Jan 14, 2016
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
Authorities said they have made persistent efforts to crack down
on election-related criminal activity in recent weeks, and have handled more than 1,000 cases of suspected vote-buying, campaign violence, underground gambling on poll results and other election-related violations across the nation.
The Supreme Prosecutors’ Office yesterday said there have been reports of candidates resorting to illegal tactics by distributing smear campaign literature, along with vote-buying schemes in the run-up to Saturday’s presidential and legislative elections.
Prosecutor-General Yen Ta-ho (顏大和) said prosecutors and police are working to crack down on vote-buying and other violations, and that law enforcement agencies will promptly handle incidents of crowd violence. [FULL STORY]