Norbert Hofer

Austria court orders presidential election re-run after serious postal vote fraud uncovered

Europe was plunged into fresh crisis on Friday as Austria’s courts ordered a re-run of the country’s presidential election.

The constitutional court ruled the election, in which a far-Right candidate was narrowly defeated, would have to be held again because of irregularities in counting postal votes.

The ruling means the far-Right may seize the presidency of a European Union member state for the first time.

h/t XB

  • Liberal Progressive

    The Green Party could always appeal to the European Union Court of Justice to overturn the decision of the Austrian court.

    • Ugh.

    • mauser 98

      The Green Party is the European Union Court of Justice

  • Spatchcocked

    Oh good.
    I smelled a rat.

    • Glad they called it.

    • Maggat

      That rat was imminently smellable when the “mail in” ballots mysteriously showed up after the election win was called.
      One could smell that rat from half way around the world.

  • simus1

    New slogan for the new campaign?

    “Support Your Fellow Austrians – Buy A Glock And Wear It Proudly”.

    (Was thinking of “Use It Proudly” at first, but that might be “misinterpreted” and leave fainting leftists clogging the sidewalks.

  • Spatchcocked

    A Cuckoo Glock….

  • moraywatson

    First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win. Ghandi would have fit right in as a “far right” Austrian.

    • Observer

      Ghandi was no fan of Islam.

  • Spatchcocked

    All the big shots….the truly demented Nasties were Austrians……

    Given a free hand I expect the Austrians of today to do some paradigm shifting wunnafull things in regard to the rather pressing problems they face.

    Gruss Gott Anschluss !!!!

  • Jay Currie

    How can this be? Just because a few overzealous villages reported 143‰ Green does not mean there was anything wrong with the election and, besides, the right wing guy is a racist, fascist, Nazi, poopyhead who should not have been allowed to run in the first place

    • ntt1

      I read a few European articles regarding the mail in ballots ;apparently there was massive requests for mail in ballots usually a low percentage of votes cast.
      and a majority were already opened before officials arrived to count them. it is going to be the same in the states come November, democrats don’t view voter fraud as a crime if it is for the right team. the dead will rise to support Hildebeast.

  • ntt1

    He was not far right it only appears so in contrast to the green party which is neo marxist. and fringe left.

  • mobuyus

    Vote early and vote often.