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Taichung election workers ‘biased’

By Alison Hsiao  /  Staff reporter

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus of the Taichung City Council yesterday accused the city’s election commission members of being biased, citing the members’ posts on Facebook supporting the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

KMT caucus official Yang Cheng-chung (楊正中) said the Taichung City Election Commission hired 34 people as part-time election monitors in September last year to oversee the handling of next Saturday’s elections.

At least three of them have shared — after the official announcement for the presidential and legislative elections was promulgated — campaign advertisements featuring DPP presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), the party and pictures of DPP candidates’ campaign events, Yang said.

Their actions were breaches of the Presidential and Vice Presidential Election and Recall Act (總統副總統選舉罷免法) and the Civil Servants Election And Recall Act (公職人員選舉罷免法), Yang said, adding that he has informed the Central Election Commission of the matter and demanded that the Taichung City Election Commission investigate the case immediately and punish the three in accordance with the law.

Aside from these three members, the city’s election commission should investigate all personnel hired to supervise electoral affairs, Yang said.

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