There are reports in the media that advertisements have been placed where Ukrainians have offered to sell their votes for a sum of 100 to 500 hryvnia.
Whilst this is good media copy (designed to sell news more then votes) the suggestion that anyone would be in a position to sell their vote let alone someone buying it is beyond reason and reality.
The reasons are simple. In order to influence the change in the election you would need to buy 5 to 10 percent of the electorate. – One to two million votes. There are not enough votes out there for sale, at a cost of 500 million to one billion.
Second and most important you would never know if the vote you had bought was delivered and who failed to deliver it.
This is a joke, an electoral scam that is no different then the candidate that changed his name to “Against all”.
A bit like selling/buying property on the moon it can never be realized.
Jamestown Foundation has published this summary of vote allegations
Andry Portnov, a key legal adviser to Tymoshenko, told 5 Kanal onDecember 8 that there were no reasons to expect massive irregularities.He also said that Tymoshenko’s party was happy with the currentelection law and did not plan to propose any amendments to it.
People directly involved in the election process have appealed forcalm. Oleksandr Chernenko, the leader of the Committee of Voterselection watchdog, noted that TsVK’s decision on home voting was fullyin line with the election law for which Tymoshenko’s party had voted inparliament (UNIAN, January 7). TsVK Chairman Volodymyr Shapoval warnedagainst making unsubstantiated accusations of ballot rigging. He saidhe knew of no cases involving an official accused of electionirregularities being named or their guilt proven. He called on thelaw-enforcement bodies to provide names and open criminal cases if theyfound anything (Interfax-Ukraine, January 11).
Aleksandr Torshin noted. that Tymoshenko’s team hadmore than enough registered observers to prevent irregularities(Interfax, January 7).