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A Petition to the United Nations to Investigate the Election Fraud in the South Korean Presidential Election
We, the South Koreans undersigned, plead to the United Nations for an investigation into the election fraud in the
18th presidential election on December 19th, 2012.
The National Election Commission (NEC) failed to manage the election impartially through a neutral position to be in accordance with current laws. The NEC has repeatedly claimed that the ballot counting had been done by hand. However, evidence was found by many observers at the counting offices proving that hand counting was rarely done. It was also observed that some votes were incorrectly counted for a wrong candidate and some were thrown out in error due to computerized ballot counters. In some areas the number of votes surpassed the number of the total voters. In an attempt to appease the growing suspicions the NEC performed a 'demonstration of ballot counting' showing 6000 sample votes being counted by hand and then through computerized means. However, based on the time spent counting samples for the demonstration it was proven that the ballot counting time during the election had been far too short for this method to have been performed.
There were times when some of the details of the ballots counted, that were being counted by the Election Commission, would be broad-casted on TV networks earlier than the reports the Election Commission themselves were releasing. The media also declared a candidate of the ruling party to be 'likely' to win only after approximately 20% of the votes had been counted when at the time the difference was only 3% between the two leading candidates. The difference of 3% stayed throughout the entire race until Park Geun-Hye, the candidate of the ruling party was announced to be a winner. Based on this fact many people believe that the election result had been decided before the election and had been programmed into the computerized ballot counters. Twenty five thousand voters, domestically and abroad, signed a petition in January demanding a recount by hand, but their demand has been ignored by the election officials and the Parliament. A suit was filed by thousands of Korean voters to null the election and to demand a recount, yet a trial date has still not been set. If the court or the Parliament does not take any action on this matter the votes will never have a chance to be recounted.
Another major ground for suspicion of the election fraud is the fact that the National Intelligence Services (NIS) intervened in the election. As a state agency, the NIS strictly prohibits its members from getting involved in an election by law. However, shortly before the election day the opposing party exposed a female NIS agent using internet postings to sway public opinions against the candidate of the opposing party while on duty. She used 16 different user IDs to post her writings slandering Moon Jae-In and to recommend her own writings multiple times. The police initially reported the agent was not guilty of any such acts. Further investigation into her case was demanded because citizens kept uncovering more proof against her.
The NIS initially denied all charges and claimed that the agent was pursuing her own political interest as an individual. However, judging from the number of postings, replies, and the number of hours she spent on this it is highly unlikely that it was just one individual's leisure time activity. Soon after, the police found a second and a third accomplice to her acts as well. What the first female agent on duty did was indeed a serious crime and likely a small part of a larger organized action by the agency. If it is true that it was done systematically by the agency, the election results should be pronounced invalid. The responsibility for these illegal acts falls on the NIS, as well as on the current administration,
and ultimately on Park Geun-Hye, the Elect from the same party.
The plea of the people demanding to resolve all suspicions related to the election fraud has been bluntly ignored by the South Korean officials. The major media outlets, mostly controlled by the current administration, have also stayed quiet regarding these matters. Thousands of South Korean people have had many candle-light protests in the streets on these cold winter nights demanding a parliamentary investigation into the NIS' involvement in the election and a recount by hand. The overseas voters have published 5 statements to expose the election fraud, both domestically and abroad. It is doubtful that a parliamentary investigation would resolve these issues even if it gets accepted since the ruling party occupies more than half the parliamentary seats.
We hereby plead to the United Nations to form a committee to investigate the fraudulent ballot counting and the involvement of the NIS in the presidential election in South Korea as soon as possible. We, the South Korean people, are struggling to fight against a party with enormous power and influence. If an immediate action is not taken, our demands will be ignored and forgotten forever. Therefore, we plead to the United Nation to assist our country in exposing the truth surrounding our recent presidential election and help establish a true democracy in South Korea. Thank you.
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