Democratic Party candidate Lee Jae-myung, who ran for the National Assembly by-election in Gyeyang, Incheon, is accusing officials of violating the Public Official Election Act.
On the 18th, Lee’s side filed a complaint against two people, including former head of the Youth Communication Task Force (TF) of the Presidential Transition Committee, Jang Ye-chan, who made the claim that ‘Garosoo hid and cut out Lee Jae-myung’s photo’ for false information under the Public Official Election Act. said to have done
Candidate Lee’s side said on the same day, “Former leader Jang and others made false allegations to the effect that the street tree in front of the Lee Jae-myung camp was cut off by obscuring the candidate’s banner.”
Former general manager Jang raised suspicions that Lee had pruned the street in front of the election office to make the election banner more visible.
In the report, Candidate Lee’s side stated, “(Former director Jang and others) are claiming that ‘Lee has cut a healthy tree for the purpose of his election campaign’, but the street tree pruning work started in December last year, and (actual work) It was held in February of this year.”
Regarding the recent allegation that candidate Lee pushed a child during the campaign, he argued that “the child was moved to the side so as not to get hurt in the process of contacting numerous citizens during the street election campaign.”
“The act of publicizing false information about a specific candidate at a time when the election is imminent is a serious crime that undermines popular sovereignty by misleading voters’ choices,” Lee said.
Previously, the competitive candidate, People’s Power Candidate Yun Hyeong-sun’s camp, issued a press release on the 16th, saying, “The street trees in front of Candidate Jae-myung Lee’s election office are being pruned, causing controversy.” There are criticisms that it may have been removed.”
People’s Power Representative Lee Jun-seok also shared a related article on Facebook the day before, and then wrote, “I’m sorry I couldn’t protect the tree,” and the controversy spread.