Half a million French citizens living outside of the country have reportedly received duplicate polling cards, which will allow them to vote twice in the first round of the French election on April 23.

According to The Express, French authorities have acknowledged the glitch but won’t be investigating it until after the election.

Patrick Christys of The Express writes that “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.”

Christys further states that far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon could be the ultimate beneficiary of the mistake, which was allegedly caused by a computer glitch.

Jean-Luc Melenchon has “surged in the polls recently,” according to The Express. Melenchon’s popularity is reportedly even threatening Emmanuel Macron, the center-left candidate currently tied with Le Pen in the polls.

Melenchon is just two points behind both Le Pen and Macron, according to an Ipsos poll from this month.

Image via The Independent

Voting twice, of course, is illegal in France.

However, The Express reports that police would only find out about an individual’s double voting if they ran a check on a suspected double voter.

France’s Interior Ministry has reportedly responded to news of the glitch by stating it does not cause a great enough disruption to invalidate the tally.

The Express’ Patrick Christys disputes this, citing recent poll numbers that show “it is possible an extra 500,000 votes either way could swing the balance of power.”

Sources:
The Independent
The Express
Featured Image via The Duran

  • ShadowSandy

    Oopsies… Smug (expletive deleted)ers.

  • ytuque

    Dishonest as hell!

  • Missy Moo

    If they know who they have sent them to then surely it wouldn’t be beyond the realms of possibility to make sure only one vote is received from each of them. This sounds like rigging to me.

  • HunchbackKing

    Vote twice and no investigation unless they know exactly who voted twice?Sounds like they want LePen to lose. And it certainly doesn’t sound like a clean election. Didn’t know France has gone down as a third world country.

  • Ivan N

    they won’t investigate because it’s in their best interest not to do it. even if this makes headlines all over the world, the late night shows that bash Trump every single day wont say a single word, the hypocresy is amazing, they call the elections rigged against Hillary but when is a women in the right; who cares?

    • Tony Pitt

      ???????

  • bobbert

    When fake investigations couldnt bring down Le Pen like they did Fillon they had to resort to more obvious attempts at fixing an election. Once again the left shows their respect for “democratic principles” they support free speech, unless you speak out against the left. They support religious freedom… unless you are christian. They are against discrimination… unless you are white. They support elections… unless the people dont choose the way they are allowed to choose.

    Pity is just like the french revolution, the right wont lower itself to the same dirty tactics the left uses.

  • MC MASTA IS THA SWAMP!

    DAT MEANS TOTAL FULL ON WAR!

  • MC MASTA IS THA SWAMP!

    DEMOCRACY IS PURE BULLSHIT! IM FOR A HONES FASHIST REGIME! THIS LYING CHEATING ESTABLISHMENTS OF THE WEST ARE WORST THAN DICTATORSHIPS!

  • Mark G. Hinge

    I wan’t to say “UNBELIEVABLE”, but it’s believable. They have to cheat to win. Maybe like Trump she’ll win in spite of all the cheating but I’m not holding my breath. 🙁

  • Henry

    “Glitch”

  • LindaRivera

    The EVIL EU and EVIL French ruling elites will do ANYTHING to prevent Wonderful, Free World Heroine, Courageous Le Pen, from becoming president and saving France!

    All European Nations: Get Out of the EU! STOP PAYING the BEAST!

  • Tracker

    So blatant.

  • Ian Nonhebel

    This was done on purpose imv what else have they done that has not been uncovered

  • 1984isnow

    Regardless of the country, the NEO Nazi left will employ all means possible to gain and keep power.