More than 1,000 complaints of voter tampering were announced before the Electoral Monitoring Committee and the Ministry of Interior and Justice.
Colombia’s National Electoral Registry announced 1,000 complaints from voters being physically transported to register in other municipalities in efforts to tip the electoral balance, a process known as “transhumance.”
Alejandra Barrios, the director of the Electoral Observation Mission (MOE), an electoral watchdog in Colombia, told reporters that “the Electoral Council will begin to investigate each one of these complaints given the possibility that there was infringement of the law by passing the people from municipality to municipality or from one department to another.”
The international director for the MOE told Colombia Reports the observers organization “believes that this poses a challenge to the National Electoral Council. They must investigate all incidents of electoral transhumance and direct all its power and bureaucratic might to counter and prevent these acts of electoral tampering.”
In a separate announcement, the Immediate Reaction Unit for Electoral Transparency (Uriel) reported 151 complaints regarding electoral irregularities in which 53 are being investigated by intelligence agency DAS, 53 by the National Police and 45 are being investigated by the Inspector General’s Office, newspaper El Tiempo reported Monday.