LBC aired interviews with Syrian citizens arriving at the Lebanese border at Masnaa to vote in the Metn by-elections.
Some had Lebanese accents—probably Lebanese living in Syria. These said they came to vote for the "opposition".
Others had Syrian accents and seemed confused about who they were voting for.
"We will vote for Sayed Hassan Nasrallah", one of them said, to the agreement of others around him. "But Sayed Hassan is not running in these elections," the reporter said. After some deliberation, they decided they came to vote for Michel Aoun. "He has been good to Syrian workers," one of them said.
These Syrians were naturalized during the Syrian era to offset the then largely anti-Syrian Maronite vote in areas like Metn. Lebanese authorities cannot stop them because they all carry Lebanese ID cards.