Elections get rigged.
A review of Minnesota's database of registered voters revealed that at least 2,812 dead people voted in the November 2008 general election (freerepublic.posts)
Sport gets rigged.
(On 2 May 2010 it was reported that John Higgins appeared to agree to accept bribes in return for losing at snooker - Pot (kettle) black)
Who really pulls the strings in Aberdeen (or Zimbabwe)?
In the UK general election, the unpopular Labour Party won 59 seats that it was not expected to win.
This is according to Ladbrokes, the betting firm. (timesonline/politics/)
Unexpected Labour wins included Birmingham Edgbaston, Cardiff South, Tooting, Gedling, Hammersmith Telford and Exeter...
The popular Liberal Democrats lost 13 seats that they were not expected to lose, according to Ladbrokes.
Was vote rigging involved?
Who voted for Labour, the party of Tony Blair?
There appears to have been no vote rigging in Redcar, which was a 'safe' Labour seat.
Liberal Democrat Ian Swales overturned a 12,000 Labour majority to win Redcar.
But, what about Birmingham Edgbaston, which was marginal?
Labour's Gisela Stuart mysteriously clung on to the Birmingham Edgbaston seat with a majority of 1,274.
Alfie McKenzie is a 14-year-old schoolboy.
In the UK, election officials handed Alfie McKenzie a ballot paper without querying his identity. (dailymail.D)
The legal voting age is 18.
UK voters (outside Northern Ireland) are not required to show identification.
In the 1950s the UK electoral register reflected 98% of the adult population.
Today, it is about 91%. (Going postal)
Workers in Aberdeen (or Bangkok)
Inaccurate voters' rolls are what lead to fraud in third-world elections.
The Daily Mail claims it has evidence of 'massive postal-vote rigging'.
Police around the UK have confirmed that they are launching dozens of criminal inquiries.
In some London boroughs, electoral rolls are said to have been packed with bogus voters. (Going postal )
The Labour Party has done surprisingly well in these boroughs.
When a journalist from the Independent went to Bow to investigate, a group of Asian men allegedly beat him up.
Is People Power usually rigged? Have the usual spooky people infiltrated the Thaksin 'red' protest movement? (THAILAND - soldiers open fire.)
In the UK, Asians are among those often convicted of electoral fraud.
British Asians, who often vote Labour, make up half of all those convicted since 2000. (Going postal
Biraderi, Pakistani brotherhood networks, are used to support certain candidates. (Going postal )
The biraderi make use of postal votes.
In some areas, such as Oldham, over half of all ballots are postal. (Going postal )
Allegedly, supporters of the Labour party apply for postal ballots for non-existent or ineligible voters.
Residents of one small home in Tower Hamlets, for example, where five adults were previously registered, reportedly applied for an extra seven postal votes. (Going postal)
Party supporters registering fake applicants for postal votes can easily supply fake signatures too.
There are reports that not all postal votes are subjected to checks.
Aberdeen (or Rovinj) on a good day.
The Liberal Democrats looked like they might win Aberdeen South.
But the Labour Party's Anne Begg managed to hold onto the seat.
In 2005, there was an investigation into postal voting in Aberdeen South. (Scotland: VOTE FRAUD IN THE UK ELECTION?)
Aberdeen South is at the centre of the Hollie Greig case. (CHILD ABUSE - THE BIGGER PICTURE)
And Aberdeen is also linked to 'serial sex offender' Stephen Leisk, jailed in 1997 for strangling 9 year-old Scott Simpson. (Sex offender given life for murder - News - The Independent)
At the time of the murder, Leisk was under the supervision of the local council.
Stephen Leisk could be eligible for parole in 2017.
Police failed to find Scott's body, despite searching the lane in which it was eventually found.
"The social work department who were supervising the accused's release on licence were aware that the accused was residing directly opposite the place where Scott was last seen alive.
"They took no steps to convey that information to police."
Leisk had been an army medical orderly in the Falklands.