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Russian Election Commission Members Investigated For Fraud

IRKUTSK, Russia -- A criminal case has been opened against 10 members of the local election commission in Russia's eastern Irkutsk Oblast, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

Handwriting experts reportedly testified that the signatures of 120 voters during the elections to the regional legislative assembly on October 12, 2008, had been falsified.

An official investigation showed that the election commission members placed votes under the names of the people whose signatures were falsified.