Some overseas Indonesians may vote again after fraud claim

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(The Associated Press) Workers carry ballot boxes to be distributed to polling stations in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Nearly 193 million Indonesians are eligible to vote in presidential and legislative elections on Wednesday. President Joko Widodo, the first Indonesian president from outside the Jakarta elite, is competing against Prabowo Subianto, a former special forces general from the era of authoritarian rule under military dictator Suharto.(AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Indonesia’s Election Commission says about 320,000 overseas voters in neighboring Malaysia’s biggest city should vote in presidential and legislative elections again following allegations postal ballots were tampered with.

The commission at a news conference Tuesday also said the overseas vote in Sydney should be reopened because many expatriate Indonesians in the city were unable to cast ballots in time.

The commission last week sent officials to Malaysia to investigate claims of vote fraud after videos circulated online of thousands of ballots for Wednesday’s election scattered throughout a shophouse.

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