The National Police Agency said Monday it has identified several cases of suspected misconduct following Sunday’s lower house election.
The NPA said it is questioning 280 people over their involvement in around 110 electoral irregularities. Over half of the cases being investigated are believed to have involved paying for votes, Fuji TV reported.
In a separate investigation, nine people were arrested for allegedly defacing around 2,645 campaign posters. Police say all of those accused of tearing down posters were released with warnings.