The vote in the ballot box as Armin Laschet’s last own goal? This is what Bild asks, stating that the chancellor candidate of the CDU-Csu runs the risk of having his vote invalidated. Laschet in fact folded the ballot paper wrong, leaving visible the two crosses for the CDU, immortalized by the photojournalists. This could also be a problem from a formal point of view, since the vote in the ballot box is secret and the ballot should not be recognizable. Several newspapers reported the news, including Spiegel and die Welt, according to which, however, the case does not fall among the criteria that invalidate the vote.
The Federal Electoral Office makes it clear that Armin Laschet’s vote is valid. The position of the institution was published on Twitter. “A well-known politician at the federal level voted according to expectations for his party. An influence on the elections cannot be detected,” he writes. Laschet, who voted in Aachen this morning, had folded the ballot paper wrong, leaving the two crosses visible for the CDU, immortalized by photojournalists. The shot raised a case, bounced across several German online media.
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