Huge number of voters chickened out, deserve what they get!
A unprecedented one third of French voters, the most in nearly 50 years, abstained or tore up their ballots in Sunday’s French presidential election.
Also, a multitude of citizens throughout the country who received ballots in the mail reported that the Le Pen ballots were damaged and therefore invalid, while ballots for Macron were intact.
Terrorism fighter Marine Le Pen received 11 million votes. Her Front National party will rebrand itself with a new name, along the lines of France First, with a doff of the chapeau to President Trump’s America First slogan.
Voters getting torn, invalid Le Pen ballots, while Macron ballots are intact
French voters are receiving torn and invalid Marine Le Pen ballot papers for Sunday’s presidential election, but in each case, the ballots of rival candidate Emmanuel Macron are intact.
Millions of envelopes containing voting information and ballot papers have been mailed to French households in recent days and there are thousands of reports of invalid ballots.
Voters are finding intact ballot papers for Macron but torn papers for Le Pen.
Many voters have reported that both ballots bear Macron’s name, even among the voter packs of multiple voters living in the same household.
In another instance of illegally influencing voters, some mayors across France have been accused of violating the electoral code by using official letterheads for mailers asking voters to support Macron.
Polls booths will open across the country at 8 a.m. Sunday morning. Initial exit polling results will be be available 12 hours later.
Voters don’t like the smell of Macron’s hacked emails
PARIS, May 6 (Reuters) – France sought to keep a computer hack of frontrunner Emmanuel Macron’s campaign emails from influencing the outcome of the presidential election, with the electoral commission warning on Saturday that it may be a criminal offence to republish the data.
Macron’s team said a “massive” hack had dumped emails, documents and campaign financing information online just before campaigning ended on Friday and France entered a quiet period, effectively forbidding politicians from commenting on the leak.
Meanwhile, bookies say the money’s on longshot Le Pen
Marine Le Pen is attracting 90 percent of the bets on the eve of the French presidential election, as people gamble that France is in line for an upset, says the British-based betting firm Ladbrokes.
Despite the polls favoring her centrist rival, gamblers are putting money on the idea that France may be in line for a political shock similar to Britain’s decision to leave the European Union or Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election.
With “so many political upsets in recent times, we are not surprised to see punters ignoring the polls,” said a bookie. “Le Pen is attracting the weight of money.” –Breitbart