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We tend to think of Germany as an orderly and efficient country, and we imagine that the Germans have everything in line and are more than capable of carrying out an election without a hitch.
Well, it turns out that the Germans have had their own problems with elections, and those problems sound eerily similar to those in the United States.
According to Breitbart, Berlin’s constitutional court ruled that the city’s 2021 Senate elections were invalid due to a host of electoral irregularities. The court has ordered that the election be conducted again within 90 days.
Among the long list of problems that led to this ruling are complaints relating to missing ballot papers, insufficient ballot boxes and polling stations being temporarily closed.
Opposition parties in Berlin, who feel that they were cheated out of a fair shot at victory, have celebrated the ruling. A spokesperson for the right-wing Alternative für Deutschland Party (AfD) claimed that the new election would be a “second chance” following the “election chaos” of the previous year.
Does any of this sound familiar to Americans? It’s almost like we’re seeing this in our own country right now.
As a matter of fact, we are. Berlin’s problems sound all too similar to the election problems in Maricopa County, Arizona, where irregularities caused widespread chaos on Nov. 8.
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