If the malpractice has been proved in a court, the elections should be declared
null and void and re-election should be held in that constituency. The officer
in charge of the counting should be given strict punishment for committing such
The system of counting should be such that the counting officer can not
be able to do this. In India, this is not possible as counting agents of all
the candidates are present in the counting centre and counting of votes takes
places in their presence.
(b) To issue such a pamphlet is definitely an election
The circulation of such a pamphlet should be checked immediately.
The source of the pamphlet a person, candidate or political party should be
found out and punished, as it violates the principle of democratic elections.
(c) Since each state in the USA has it own method of
voting, its own procedure of counting and its own authority for conducting elections,
the decisions taken by the state of Florida must be according to the election
laws passed by that state. No one could challenge those decisions as those must
have been taken in accordance with the laws made by that state. In India, since
states are not authorised to make their own laws for election, such a situation
can not arise.
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