By unknown means, Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation reportedly obtains list of Moscow online voters
Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) has reportedly obtained a complete list of the Moscow residents who were registered to vote online during the city’s limited run of a new Internet election system on September 8. The list includes 12,000 names (9,810 people ultimately submitted online ballots) as well as contact information.
A statement on Navalny’s website did not specify how the FBK had obtained the list. Moscow city officials said they would investigate the matter. They did not confirm or deny the list’s authenticity, saying only that their official voter list was stored in a different format.
The FBK’s statement indicated that the group would not publicize its voter list but would turn it over to a small number of people. They include Roman Yuneman, who lost to a pro-regime candidate in his Moscow City Duma race thanks largely to online vote counts, and newly elected City Duma delegates who may be able to investigate the voting system.
The FBK also demanded that the September 8 online voting results be canceled, saying they were rigged from the start. Those results were only collected on an experimental basis in three Moscow districts. Pro-regime candidates received significantly more support in online voting than they did in paper ballots in all three races.