A Kaohsiung man posted a photo of his voting station work permit from the June 6 Han Kuo-yu recall vote on Line and said he'd secretly prepared a stack of "yes" ballots. He was reported and has been prosecuted for violating the Criminal Code. He told the police he was just messing around and didn't know it would turn into such a big deal.
A Kaohsiung man posted this photo of his voting station work permit on the day of the recall vote against Mayor Han Kuo-yu. The man also posted that he'd prepared a stack of "yes" ballots. His post quickly went viral and he was quickly brought in for questioning by police.
He posted on social media about influencing the election. For example, he said he discovered ballot fraud at a polling station.
The man told police he'd only been joking about the stack of ballots and didn't know it would turn into such a big deal.
These posts are a violation of the Civil Servant Election and Recall Act or Criminal Code or Social Order Maintenance Act.
The Central Election Commission has declared the story "fake news" and criticized the man for insulting the government. It also says netizens are only hurting themselves when they share fake news and they will be filled with regret for doing so.