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Iraq's Election & The Dangers of Matches.
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'Iraq ballot warehouse hit by blaze as country prepares for recount'

No way Pedro... no way. It's just a coincidence.

Quote:'A fire has torn through Iraq's largest ballot warehouse, ahead of a controversial recount prompted by allegations of fraud.
A column of dark smoke was seen rising above the Al-Russafa district of Baghdad, where around 60% of the capital's two
million eligible voters are believed to have cast their ballots in May.

Firefighters were struggling to stop the flames even two hours into the blaze, as staff ran back and forth from the warehouse
carrying blue and white ballot boxes. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi suggested it had been a deliberate attempt to harm
his country's democratic processes.

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"Burning election warehouses... is a plot to harm the nation and its democracy," he said.
"We will take all necessary measures and strike with an iron fist all who undermine the security of the nation and its citizens."

Iraq's election, held on 12 May, was won by a coalition led by populist Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, in a surprise result that
pushed out political establishment figures. But the results have been marred by allegations of fraud, levelled by veteran
politicians fronted by Salim al-Juburi, the parliamentary speaker.

No timetable has been announced for the recount, which will take place at all polling stations.

Intelligence services say that tests of electronic voting machines produced varied results, implying the tools may be unreliable.
Officials said that Sunday's fire did not damage ballot boxes, which were in an adjacent room, but that voting machines and
other electronic equipment were destroyed.

"Election material, including maybe ballot boxes, were burned but most of the ballot boxes were stored in another building
and have been preserved," interior ministry spokesperson General Saad Maan said.
Less than half of Iraq's population took part in last month's election in what was widely interpreted as a show of disillusionment
with established elites - a trend further demonstrated in the swing to Mr al-Sadr's coalition.

It is this old guard clamouring for a recount: the outgoing parliament also voted to annul ballots of displaced Iraqis and sacked
the nine-member independent commission that oversaw the vote.
Mr al-Sadr, who emerged as a kingmaker in the elections, has a chequered and sometimes violent past which has included
targeting both foreign troops and Sunni Iraqis with violence.

But he has more recently positioned himself as an Iraqi nationalist, critical of both Iranian and American influence and sectarian
conflicts in Iraq, and forming diverse alliances with communists, Sunnis and independents...'
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Sheesh, where's the Russians when you need 'em. They're supposed to be ace at election-rigging, Hillary and James said so.


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Why not just get a microphone and shout from the rooftops, "We cheated!"?  


How obvious can it get?     mediumfacepalm 


These people are stupid!

Did the good guys win, or the bad guys?  Whichever, a vote should be the true result of what the people voted for.




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God made dinosaurs who died and got converted in to oil that man who God also made changed the oli into petrol.
God made trees and man who God also made turned trees into matches.
Man spreads petrol, lights a match starts a fire burning the votes is only doing Gods work and Gods will.
God hates democracy
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(06-11-2018, 03:20 PM)Wallfire Wrote: God made dinosaurs who died and got converted in to oil that man who God also made changed the oli into petrol.
God made trees and man who God also made turned trees into matches.
Man spreads petrol, lights a match starts a fire burning the votes is only doing Gods work and Gods will.
God hates democracy

I think that's from the Old Testament!
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