Election Day: Bomb Scare in Moscow; Numerous Reports of ‘Carousels’ and Busing of Workers to Vote; Tampering

September 18, 2016
Russians vote at a school. An observer said that voters who had already submitted absentee ballots were voting again at this district.

LIVE UPDATES: Today Russians go to the polls to elect members of the national parliament, local legislatures and governors. Monitors report massive violations across Russia, notably use of the notorious ‘carousel’ system of multiple voting, ballot-purchasing, intimidation of monitors and ballot-box tampering.

Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies.

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