Hong Kong Voters Boycott Election in Repudiation of Communist Takeover

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Only 30.2 percent of Hong Kong voters participated in the territory’s first election since Beijing’s takeover. Over the last 18 months, the communist regime imprisoned pro-democracy candidates, rewrote electoral rules, and forced pro-democracy newspapers to close, eliminating all opposition. Having no representatives on the ballots, pro-democracy voters refused to show up at the voting booths.