Over one million Russians already pledge to vote for Putin in upcoming election

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January 16, 2018 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

MOSCOW, Russia – A source in Putin’s campaign team told reporters on Tuesday that over one million people have already registered to vote for Vladimir Putin in the upcoming Russian elections.

“As of January 16, as many as 1,001,459 signatures of those supporting Vladimir Putin’s intention to stand in the election have been collected,” the source said.

The source also stressed that although an independent candidate must collect 300,000 voter signatures in order to be registered as a presidential candidate by the Central Election Commission (CEC), “the campaign team has decided to continue gathering signatures to provide all those willing with an opportunity to express their support,” TASS reported. 

“The campaign team will keep the signatures that will not be submitted to the CEC, forming the candidate’s support group,” the source noted.

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