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Lok Sabha election results: Ruckus around EVM 'tampering' drowned out by 2019 Narendra Modi wave
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Lok Sabha election results: Ruckus around EVM 'tampering' drowned out by 2019 Narendra Modi wave

Even as a second Narendra Modi wave sweeps across the nation on counting day 2019, silence has broken out in the Opposition about Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) ‘tampering’, an issue that had been raised strongly after the exit polls on the last day of the seven-phase elections

Lok Sabha election results 2019: NDA all set to return to power as Narendra Modi wave sweeps most of India, alliance ahead in 292 seats
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Lok Sabha election results 2019: NDA all set to return to power as Narendra Modi wave sweeps most of India, alliance ahead in 292 seats

Riding on a massive Modi wave sweeping through most of India, the BJP was set to return to power on Thursday as it led in 292 seats in the Lok Sabha election.

Bypoll Election Results 2019 Updates: DMK leading in 10 seats, AIADMK trails at six in Tami Nadu for 16 Assembly seats
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Bypoll Election Results 2019 Updates: DMK leading in 10 seats, AIADMK trails at six in Tami Nadu for 16 Assembly seats

Bypoll Election Results 2019 Updates|Initial trends for 16 assembly seats in Tamil Nadu showed that DMK is taking the lead in 10 seats while the figure for the ruling AIADMK stands at six. AIADMK faction needs to win at least nine seats of the 22 bypoll seats to remain in power.

LS polls 2019: Congress-led Opposition mocking democracy by demanding overnight change in counting process
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LS polls 2019: Congress-led Opposition mocking democracy by demanding overnight change in counting process

Congress, which is leading the Opposition in this adventurism, should understand this even better as they are claiming that they are saving democracy.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Why EVMs can't be scammed, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood review, World Cup memories; today's must read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Why EVMs can't be scammed, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood review, World Cup memories; today's must read stories

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Why EVMs can't be scammed, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood review, World Cup memories; today's must read stories

Why is EVM manipulation issue being mixed with Lok Sabha exit poll discourse, asks Karnataka Congress’ K Sudhakar
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Why is EVM manipulation issue being mixed with Lok Sabha exit poll discourse, asks Karnataka Congress’ K Sudhakar

Karnataka Congress MLA K Sudhakar questioned why the issue of alleged EVM manipulation was being brought into the discourse about the Lok Sabha exit poll predictions

Opposition tirade against EC undermines 11-layer 'technical security', 12-tier procedural safeguards, VVPAT, judgments upholding EVMs
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Opposition tirade against EC undermines 11-layer 'technical security', 12-tier procedural safeguards, VVPAT, judgments upholding EVMs

It was only after several procedural deliberations that EVMs were accepted and has been used since 2000. In close to two decades of its existence, EVM has been used in more than 110 elections, starting from state legislative Assemblies and four Lok Sabha elections (since 2009), including the current one.

Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Counting of votes involves guarding EVMs, tallying VVPATs and postal ballots, sealing machines
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Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Counting of votes involves guarding EVMs, tallying VVPATs and postal ballots, sealing machines

The use of EVMs in the Lok Sabha election means the count itself should be simple enough, claims of fraud could make it a laborious affair that could delay the final result.

AAP volunteer tweets clip on EVM 'hack': Sharing unverified news while questioning EC weakens Opposition's narrative
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AAP volunteer tweets clip on EVM 'hack': Sharing unverified news while questioning EC weakens Opposition's narrative

Sharing verified news at this time, such as on EVM tampering, damages the gravity of the Opposition far more than the Election Commission and parties they are attempting to question.

Suprme Court dismisses PIL seeking VVPAT verfication of all EVM votes, terms it 'nuisance'
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Suprme Court dismisses PIL seeking VVPAT verfication of all EVM votes, terms it 'nuisance'

A vacation bench of the apex court headed by Justice Arun Mishra, and comprising Justice MR Shah did not find any merit in the petition.

UP CEO says EVMs stored in 'sealed strong rooms', advises against panic as rumours of tampering spread on social media
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UP CEO says EVMs stored in 'sealed strong rooms', advises against panic as rumours of tampering spread on social media

The Chief Electoral Officer of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday reiterated that polled EVMs are safe in the sealed strong rooms which are under surveillance and also urged people to keep faith in the poll commission.

Chandrababu Naidu to meet EC along with 21 Opposition leaders today to demand votes be counted through VVPAT tally on 23 May
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Chandrababu Naidu to meet EC along with 21 Opposition leaders today to demand votes be counted through VVPAT tally on 23 May

A delegation of 21 opposition parties along with Andhra Pradesh chief minister and TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu will knock the doors of Election Commission of India (ECI) at 3 pm on Tuesday, pressing their demand of tallying VVPAT slips with EVM figures in an entire Assembly constituency, in case a discrepancy is found in any polling booth.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Exit poll results out, phase 7 of Lok Sabha polls conclude, Game of Thrones fans outrage over S08, and other top stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Exit poll results out, phase 7 of Lok Sabha polls conclude, Game of Thrones fans outrage over S08, and other top stories

Exit poll results 2019, final phase of Lok Sabha polls, Ramazan in Kolkata's Zakaria Street and why the furore over Game of Thrones Season 8 may be seriously flawed, and other top stories

Lok Sabha election: Voters can get real-time updates on vote counting through EC portals on 23 May
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Lok Sabha election: Voters can get real-time updates on vote counting through EC portals on 23 May

As the Election Commission gears up for the final phase of the Lok Sabha election due on 19 May, voters are looking forward to the result-day on 23 May, which will appoint India's 17th Lok Sabha in Parliament.

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Delhi records 60% turnout; incidents of EVM glitches, missing voter names reported
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Lok Sabha Election 2019: Delhi records 60% turnout; incidents of EVM glitches, missing voter names reported

Delhi recorded a voter turnout of 60 per cent on Sunday in a three-cornered Lok Sabha contest among BJP, AAP and Congress, with instances of EVM glitches and missing voters names in reported from various areas

BJP will win in all of Delhi’s seven seats with ‘huge margins’, AAP will trail in third place, says Manoj Tiwari
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BJP will win in all of Delhi’s seven seats with ‘huge margins’, AAP will trail in third place, says Manoj Tiwari

Claiming that the BJP would emerge victorious in all the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, the party's city unit chief Manoj Tiwari Sunday evening claimed that Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) will trail at the third place in the contest

Lok Sabha election: Delhi records 20.37% voter turnout in first four hours of polling; EVM glitches reported across National Capital
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Lok Sabha election: Delhi records 20.37% voter turnout in first four hours of polling; EVM glitches reported across National Capital

The sixth phase of the Lok Sabha election saw noted personalities like President Ram Nath Kovind, Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, and Sushma Swaraj among the first voters on Sunday.

Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 5: Tejashwi Yadav accuses Nitish Kumar, BJP of giving 'tampered EVMs' in 'grand alliance strongholds' in Bihar
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Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 5: Tejashwi Yadav accuses Nitish Kumar, BJP of giving 'tampered EVMs' in 'grand alliance strongholds' in Bihar

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday accused Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and BJP of providing "tampered EVMs" at areas where "polling is happening strongly" in the favour of the grand alliance.

Supreme Court seeks EC, Centre's response over plea seeking decriminalisation of complaints regarding EVM, VVPAT discrepancies
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Supreme Court seeks EC, Centre's response over plea seeking decriminalisation of complaints regarding EVM, VVPAT discrepancies

The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to Election Commission of India (ECI) and Centre in connection with a plea seeking to decriminalise a complaint against malfunctioning of VVPATs and EVMs.

Opposition complains against BJP to Election Commission, claims EVMs in West Bengal had party name beside symbol
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Opposition complains against BJP to Election Commission, claims EVMs in West Bengal had party name beside symbol

Opposition parties on Saturday approached the Election Commission alleging display of party name only under the BJP symbol on EVMs during a mock poll in West Bengal's Barrackpore constituency, but the poll panel said the same insignia has been under use since 2013.