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Hungary Opposition Decries Mail-In Ballots as Burnt Stash Found

A pro Viktor Orban poster reading 'They are dangerous! Stop them! Fidesz only!' in Kisvarda, Hungary. 

A pro Viktor Orban poster reading 'They are dangerous! Stop them! Fidesz only!' in Kisvarda, Hungary. 

Photographer: Atilla Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images

Hungary’s opposition demanded that all mail-in ballots be ignored in Sunday’s high-stakes general election after batches of them were reportedly found burned and dumped in a field in neighboring Romania.

The purported ballots were found near the city of Targu Mures, Romania, which has a large ethnic Hungarian community, local news website punctul.ro reported on Thursday. It also published a video showing what appeared to be ballots filled with votes for the opposition. Romanian police said they had launched an investigation after discovering unsealed envelopes containing ballots in a field.