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2021-09-20 Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Putin's party, United Russia wins 82 percent of single constituency mandates
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.

**PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE NOT THE FINAL VOTE TALLIES**


MOSCOW , September 20, 2021 , 00:44 - REGNUM

Among single-mandate constituencies in the elections to the State Duma, the United Russia party strengthened its leadership. Such data are provided by the information center of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Russia, a REGNUM correspondent reports .

After processing 28.12 percent of the protocols of precinct election commissions (PEC), UR was in the lead in 185 single-mandate constituencies out of 225, which was 82.22 percent. After processing 29.31 percent of the protocols, the party further strengthened its position, winning in 189 single-member constituencies.

Next comes the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, which so far wins in 15 single-mandate constituencies. Closing the top three is the party "Fair Russia - For Truth", which can receive six "single-mandate" in the new convocation of the State Duma.

Four more parties: LDPR, Rodina, Yabloko and Civic Platform win in one single-mandate constituency.

In the race for the seat of the Penza governor, the leader has been determined

PENZA , 20 September 2021 , 02:55 - REGNUM

In the Penza region, according to GAS Vybory, after the processing of part of the ballots in the early election of the governor, Acting Governor Oleg Melnichenko became the leader of the race - 74.68%. The counting of votes continues, reports IA REGNUM.

In the Penza region, five candidates ran for the post of governor. In addition to Melnichenko, nominated by United Russia, the campaign was attended by the deputy of the legislative assembly of the Penza region Alexander Vasiliev (LDPR), who, after processing about 21 percent of the PEC protocols, gained 4.95 percent, General Director of Helios LLC Aleksey Shpagin (Fair Russia ») - 5.58 percent, deputy of the Penza City Duma of the seventh convocation Pyotr Chugai (party of pensioners) - 2.03 percent and deputy head of Penza Oleg Chaliapin (Communist Party of the Russian Federation) - 11.24 percent.

The turnout at the elections on the last day of voting at 18:00 (two hours before the closure of the polling stations) was 54.47 percent.

Reference: as of July 1, 2021, 1,041,875 residents of the Penza region have the right to vote. As part of the three-day September voting, 33 territorial election commissions and 1,067 polling stations worked in the region. In Penza, on election days, vaccines against COVID-19 were organized at some polling stations.

In addition to the governor and deputies of the State Duma, these days the inhabitants of the region elected deputies of the assembly of representatives of the Kamensky and Serdobsky districts, as well as deputies of the representative bodies of individual municipalities.

Leaders in single-mandate constituencies determined in Udmurtia

IZHEVSK , 20 September 2021 , 02:41 - REGNUM

In Udmurtia, according to the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, the leaders were determined in the elections of deputies to the State Duma of the eighth convocation in single-mandate constituencies after processing part of the ballots. In one district, 24.19 percent of the PEC protocols were processed, in the second - 30.1 percent, the REGNUM correspondent reports .

At DEC # 33, after 24.19 percent of the PEC protocols have been processed, State Duma deputy Andrei Isaev (United Russia) is in the lead - 32.05 percent. Next come the deputy of the City Duma of the city of Izhevsk of the VII convocation on a non-permanent basis Alexander Syrov (Communist Party of the Russian Federation) - 27.48 percent and the director of the Terra company Pavel Berlinsky (New People) - 8.07 percent.

At DEC # 34, after processing 30.1 percent of the PEC protocols, votes have been distributed as follows: deputy of the Izhevsk City Duma Oleg Garin (United Russia) - 28.82 percent, deputy of the State Council of Udmurtia on a non-permanent basis, assistant to a deputy of the State Duma Vladimir Bodrov (Communist Party of the Russian Federation) - 23.84 percent, artistic director of the State Unitary Enterprise “The Great Moscow State Circus on Vernadsky Avenue” Askold Zapashny (“Fair Russia-Patriots-For the Truth”) - 11.92 percent.

For the rest of the candidates, no data has yet been provided. The processing of the ballots continues.

Voting took place for three days - from 17 to 19 September 2021. On the first day in Udmurtia, 15.48 percent of voters from the total number of those included in the lists voted.

The turnout in the elections to the State Duma in Udmurtia on the last day of voting at 18:00 (two hours before the closure of polling stations) was 44.51 percent.

Election campaigns in Udmurtia these days were also held in 25 municipal districts, where councilors were elected. There were 1172 polling stations in the republic.

Leaders in the single-mandate district of Mordovia

SARANSK , 20 September 2021 , 02:08 - REGNUM

In Mordovia, at the elections to the State Duma of the eighth convocation in a single-mandate constituency, after processing 0.26 percent of the ballots, the majority of votes were cast for the chairman of the all-Russian youth public organization and the Russian Union of Rural Youth, Yulia Ogloblina (United Russia) - 75.86 percent, reports correspondent of IA REGNUM .

For the candidate from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, State Duma deputy Dmitry Kuzyakin, 9.05 percent have been given so far, for the deputy of the State Assembly of Mordovia Yevgeny Tyurin (LDPR) - 5.6 percent. For the other four candidates, no data has yet been provided.

The processing of the ballots continues.

Reference: 225 deputies of the State Duma are elected in single-mandate constituencies, and 225 deputies - in a federal constituency in proportion to the number of votes cast for federal lists of candidates.

The turnout at the elections of deputies of the State Duma in Mordovia at 18:00 (two hours before the closure of polling stations) on the last day of voting was 61.3%. At the same time, on the first day, 25.92 percent of citizens from the total number of those included in the voter lists (152,813 people) cast their votes.

As of July 1, 2021, 602,869 voters were registered in Mordovia, according to the Central Election Commission of the region.

As REGNUM informed earlier , 774 polling stations worked on the territory. In addition to the State Duma deputies, the republic elected the head of the region, deputies of the State Assembly, as well as the city council of Saransk and deputies of village and city councils.

Four candidates nominated for the chair of the head of Mordovia - the interim head of Mordovia, the ex-head of the government of Dagestan and the former Minister of Economy of Tatarstan Artyom Zdunov (from United Russia), deputy of the State Assembly of Mordovia Yevgeny Tyurin (LDPR), State Duma deputy Dmitry Kuzyakin (Communist Party of the Russian Federation) and pensioner Alexander Lemkin - from the "Russian Party of Pensioners for Social Justice."

Eight parties preliminarily pass through single-mandate constituencies to the State Duma

MOSCOW , September 20, 2021 , 01:37 - REGNUM

Among single-mandate constituencies in the elections to the State Duma, the United Russia party continues to lead. Such data are provided by the information center of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Russia, a REGNUM correspondent reports .

Follow the developments in the broadcast: "Elections September 17-19, 2021 in Russia - broadcast"

After processing 33.33 percent, UR is in the lead in 189 out of 225 single-member constituencies, which is 84%. Next comes the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, which so far wins in 17 single-mandate constituencies. Closing the top three is the party "Fair Russia - For Truth", which can receive six "single-mandate" in the new convocation of the State Duma.

Five more parties: LDPR, Rodina and Civic Platform, Yabloko and Party of Rosta win in one single-mandate constituency.

The scale of violations in Pyatigorsk outraged the head of the Central Election Commission

At a polling station in Pyatigorsk, the camera lens was closed with a mop and a rag at night, creating conditions for fraud with safes in the absence of video recording of violations. The chairman of the territorial commission after this should be immediately dismissed, said the head of the Central Election Commission, Ella Pamfilova.

As the "Caucasian Knot" wrote, on September 18 there were reports of violations at the elections in the Stavropol Territory. So, the representative of the candidate for the State Duma deputy Alexei Fokin said that he could not vote in Zheleznovodsk, because there was someone else's signature in front of his name on the voter list. In Stavropol, Artem Gavrilov, a member of the advisory committee of PEC No. 83, complained about obstacles in filming the transfer of voters' books, and also said that there were no seals on the box with ballots.

Voting in the elections to the State Duma is held for three days in a row - from 17 to 19 September. In the Stavropol Territory, elections of deputies of the regional parliament, as well as of representative bodies in Stavropol, Pyatigorsk, Kislovodsk, Zheleznovodsk and Nevinnomyssk, are being held in parallel, the Caucasian Knot statement " Elections 2021 in the South of Russia: the main thing about a single voting day " says .

The head of the Central Election Commission of Russia, Ella Pamfilova, ordered the dismissal of the chairman of the territorial election commission after a violation was revealed at a polling station in Pyatigorsk.

"We need to immediately, immediately make a decision - dismiss the chairman, transfer cases to law enforcement agencies, and we will carefully monitor this. Cancel everything here [the results of the elections on September 17 and 18] that can be canceled," TASS quoted her as saying today.

The reason for the indignation was the video recording from PEC No. 1085 in Pyatigorsk, shown by CEC member Alexander Kurdyumov. The footage shows how some people cover the camera lens with a mop and rag. "A shadow appears, which is trying to do something with the safes, a friend is actively holding a mop. We switch another camera, which should show the safes. This happens for 5-10 minutes, then the girls abruptly leave, the cleaner opens the camera with a mop quickly leaves the premises. We open the first chamber - there, of course, the safes are like new, with new seals, apparently, "the agency quotes Kurdyumov.

According to the timestamps on the footage, the video was made at about 2317 hrs Moscow time on September 18, when the site number 1085 was closed, said "Notebook Stavropol" today at 0839 hrs Moscow time. The chairman of the TEC of Pyatigorsk, Alexander Borodaev, assured that he was not aware of what had happened.

"Currently, I do not know anything about this," the newspaper quoted Borodaev as saying.

This violation was reported at 0922 hrs Moscow time by the voter, it follows from the publication on the website "Map of violations", which is conducted by the movement "Golos."

"At night they carried out fraud at the polling station, and to hide it, they closed the video camera with a mop!" - the message says. Attached to the publication is a file entitled "Video recording from polling station No. 1085 in Pyatigorsk, where an unknown person is covering one of the surveillance cameras with a mop."

In total, 34 reports of violations in the Stavropol Territory were posted on the "Map of Violations" by 1530 hrs. Almost half of them (16) are reported on violations of the rights of observers, members of the commission and the media on voting days. Official complaints were filed on 15 cases of violations, it follows from the statistics of the "Map of violations".

Independent observer arrested in Armavir for participating in Navalny's rally 

An observer at a polling station in Armavir was detained for 10 days for participating in the rally of opposition leader Alexei Navalny on January 23.

As the "Caucasian Knot" wrote, on the first day of voting, September 17, the proxy of the candidate from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Rostislav Shcherbakov, filed two complaints about violations during the voting in Anapa and was attacked at the exit from the polling station. In the evening of that day, an observer from the candidate for deputy from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Aleksey Glimeydo, was beaten. Doctors recorded minor injuries, the activist sent a complaint to the police. On September 18, an observer from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Okolizdaev, announced that he was beaten at the exit from a polling station in Novorossiysk. Okolizdaev considered the target of the attackers to be falsification of the voting results.

Kuban voters announced on September 15 that they were forced to vote at work. State employees and workers in enterprises in the Krasnodar Territory are forced to detach themselves from polling stations at their place of residence and vote at their place of work, which makes it possible to control turnout, party representatives argued. Kuban is in the top five regions with the highest number of complaints of violations, said  activist of the "Golos" movement, David Kankiya.

On September 17, security officials detained a member of the electoral commission with a decisive vote Yevgeny Volkov at a polling station, where he, as an independent observer, followed the course of the voting, an observer from a polling station in Armavir told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent today .

On the same day, the Armavir City Court ruled to arrest Volkov for 10 days for violating the established procedure for organizing or holding a meeting, rally (part 2 of article 20.2 of the Administrative Offenses Code of the Russian Federation), she said. According to the observer, there has been no communication with Volkov since the arrest, and his phone was seized. Note that 10 days is the maximum term of arrest under this article.

"He was arrested for organizing a rally in support of Alexei Navalny, which took place back on January 23. Until yesterday (September 16), there were no complaints from the police against him," the observer said.

Yabloko observer detained in Volgograd

The police detained an observer from the Yabloko party, Ksenia Klimova, on the territory of the precinct election commission in Volgograd, and after interrogation at the polling station sent him to the police department.

As the "Caucasian Knot" has reported , at the elections in Volgograd on September 17 and 18, observers complained of massive violations related to the on-site voting. The head of A Just Russia, Sergei Mironov, demanded to invalidate the results of voting at polling station No. 838, where an observer on September 17 filmed the moment of ballot stuffing. The members of the precinct election commission did not throw in ballots, but voted, the TEC chairwoman said. Today, Yabloko observer Daniil Bagrovsky was quarantined from a polling station due to a slightly elevated temperature. Bagrovsky suggested that he was deliberately removed from the site.

Today at 1010 hrs Moscow time in the Kirovsky district of Volgograd at PEC # 515, the police detained a member of the precinct commission with an advisory vote from the Yabloko party, Ksenia Klimova . She was escorted to the office of the Resource Center for School Volunteering on the first floor of gymnasium # 10, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reported.

Half an hour later, Ksenia's lawyer and Nadezhda Stepanenko, a member of the TEC of the Kirovsky district of Volgograd with an advisory vote, arrived.

"I am not allowed to see Ksenia, although I am a full member of the TEC. What is happening there is not clear. They say that she is being searched. On what grounds, they do not say," Nadezhda Stepanenko told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

A police officer came out of the office. She refused to introduce herself and give reasons for the detention of Klimova. The lawyer also declined to comment. After a two-hour interrogation, Ksenia Klimova was taken out of the office. The police escorted her to the lawyer's car and took her to the district police station, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reported.

Fight and pogrom at a polling station in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG , September 19, 2021 , 20:31 - REGNUM

Just during the counting of votes at polling station No. 803 in St. Petersburg, there was a fight and the destruction of part of the ballots (photos and videos of the events are at the disposal of the editorial office). This was reported by a REGNUM correspondent from the scene.

Police intervention did not immediately help end the riots. Now the PEC secretary is trying to count the spoiled ballots. During the riots, PEC chairman Mikhail Fedorov was removed from office by the deputy chairman Nikita Leikin.

N. Leikin tried to count the ballots on his own, but he was prevented from doing this by the observers who were at the polling station, who called for help from the police and a representative of the TEC.

Twelve cases of ballot stuffing confirmed in eight Russian regions - CEC

By Vyacheslav Prokofyev/TASS
MOSCOW, September 19. /TASS/.

Twelve cases of ballot stuffing have been confirmed in eight Russian regions, Central Election Commission (CEC) Chairperson Ella Pamfilova announced at the CEC information center on Sunday.

"As for ballot stuffing <...> 12 cases of ballot stuffing have been confirmed in eight Russian regions. It's not too many nationwide, it was overhyped by some media outlets," she noted.

According to Pamfilova, such cases were reported in the Adygea, Kalmykia, North Ossetia, Bryansk, Ivanovo, Kemerovo, Moscow and Saratov regions. "All of those ballots were declared invalid. Probes are underway, which particularly involve law enforcement agencies," the CEC chief added. The chairs of local election commissions in the Adygea, Bryansk and Kemerovo regions, where ballot stuffing was recorded, have been dismissed.

"The Russian Investigative Committee in the Adygea region opened a criminal case against former head of the local election commission Gavrilova," Pamfilova said.

Posted by badanov 2021-09-20 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [184 views ]  Top

#1 Putins' United Russia Party claims a majority of seats in the Duma
Posted by badanov 2021-09-20 09:04||   2021-09-20 09:04|| Front Page Top

#2 ^ surprise, surprise, surprise

/Gomer Pyle
Posted by Frank G 2021-09-20 09:44||   2021-09-20 09:44|| Front Page Top

#3 Not as blatant as Biden's theft. And their oligarchs didn't interfere the way our$ did: $100 million each from Steter and Soros, $200m from Bloomberg and $500 million from Zuckerberg -- all to ensure their desired outcome.

Russian longevity and fertility rates are increasing.
American longevity and fertility rates are now DECLINING.

America's now the equivalent of Yeltsin's Russia. Whose ruinous, treasonous misrule led to Putin's restoration of order and competence thanks to authoritarianism.

And which is our future, too. Either left illiberalism or right illiberalism, but illiberalism nonetheless.
Posted by Uneager Unomomp5931 2021-09-20 10:01||   2021-09-20 10:01|| Front Page Top

#4 I would rather have Putin as president than this fool that we have. The others in his party too.
Posted by Chris 2021-09-20 11:00||   2021-09-20 11:00|| Front Page Top

#5 Putin tightens his grip on power: President thanks Russians for their 'trust' after his party bagged landslide in nation's 'most corrupt parliamentary elections ever'
Posted by Skidmark 2021-09-20 12:40||   2021-09-20 12:40|| Front Page Top

#6  Russian longevity and fertility rates are increasing.

Glad to hear that, Uneager Unomomp5931. Please let us know when they reach replacement levels.

As for illiberalism, we’re still at the ballot box stage of things, and the populace continues to vote with their feet for Constitutional bounds on government.
Posted by trailing wife 2021-09-20 13:40||   2021-09-20 13:40|| Front Page Top

#7 Looks like the joke is on trailing wife.

Russia has already passed the US and continues to move up.

The US is in free fall. Only massive third-world immigration prevents the US fertility rate from falling off a cliff.

Fertility Rate - Russia
2020 1.82
2015 1.70
2010 1.46
2005 1.30
2000 1.25
1995 1.55

Fertility Rate - USA (all)
2019 1.70

Fertility Rate - USA (white non-Hispanic)
2019 1.61
Posted by Vortigern Wheger3732 2021-09-20 15:30||   2021-09-20 15:30|| Front Page Top

#8 Oh wait -- those USA numbers are from 2019. The US birth rate surely must be catching up to Russia's, yes?

Oops:
U.S. Birthrate Fell By 4% In 2020, Hitting Another Record Low
May 5, 2021


So now the comparable numbers are
- Russian fertility rate in 2020 = 1.82
- USA fertility rate in 2020 = 1.69 (all races) and 1.55 (white non-Hispanic
Posted by Vortigern Wheger3732 2021-09-20 16:51||   2021-09-20 16:51|| Front Page Top

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