Like this dog inserted by its owner under the name of Douglas, other suspicious profiles joined the party before the election. Among these profiles, people who had been dead for months or years were still registered in the fall. Others didn’t exist and some didn’t even know the candidate Valérie Pécresse and didn’t know anything about the party or this right-wing primary. Members were signed up at the request of a friend or authority figure. Sometimes these people filled out their membership for them. In total, “Liberation” reports several hundred contentious cases, even illegal in the case of the deceased.
Wednesday evening, the Les Républicains party announces that it is taking legal action against “Liberation”. Invited on BFM in the evening, the candidate denounced “an umpteenth attempt at destabilization”. And adds: “All that is pure controversy. If it were true, my adversaries would have denounced it. »