ELECTIONS: Authorities crack down on election violations

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 16, 2016
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
Judicial officials and law enforcement agencies were yesterday monitoring and cracking down on alleged election-related violations.

According to the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office, election-related crimes and campaign violations amounted to a total of 1,307 cases, with 2,245 people charged as of yesterday afternoon.

The latest figures showed an increase from Tuesday’s reports of 1,044 cases and 1,797 people charged.

Investigated cases relating to alleged vote-buying activities for presidential and legislative election campaigns came to 697 cases with 1,314 people charged, the office said yesterday afternoon.

There were 85 cases and 121 people charged over threatening physical violence to secure votes, while other election-related crimes, such as underground betting on election results, came to 525 cases with 810 people charged, the office said.     [FULL  STORY]

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