Le Pen Faces Disaster In Election After "Monumental" Computer Error
The election has become extremely close with just 4.5 percentage points separating Macron, Fillon, Mélenchon, and Le Pen...
Which is why this shocking error in election procedures could be the swing to crush Le Pen's hopes. As The Express reports, half a million people received duplicate polling cards in the post, which would allow them to cast two votes at the first round of the election, held on April 23.
We are sure this is a simple 'accident', but coincidentally (for the establishment), this could crush Ms Le Pen’s dreams of surging to power, as most French nationals living outside of their country are not right wing - demonstrated by the fact many feel they depend on the European Union (EU) to guarantee their stay in foreign countries.
Far left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon, who has surged in the polls recently and threatens to break into the leadership race against Ms Le Pen and Mr Macron, could also benefit from this catastrophic error.
As one French citizen noted:
Voting twice is a crime, but police will only find out if they run a check on the individual through their computer systems.“This year, this is the first time I have asked myself the question, would I take advantage of this anomaly to vote twice? My candidate was low enough in the polls.”
France’s Interior Ministry has said it will not be invalidating the election because of the duplicate voting glitch.