Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Iraq result delay over fraud fear

Iraqi election officials say the formal result of the country's vote on a new constitution will be delayed, amid accusations of fraud.

Officials said turnout from some areas seemed abnormally high and ballots needed to be double-checked. Some Sunni Arab politicians have alleged that corrupt practices were allowed to boost the Yes vote. The Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq said it needed several more days to complete the count "after finding that the figures from most provinces were too high".

Well having watched a very amusing clip on the US ABC news of one Iraqi male being filmed voting 7 times there is no doubt that some fraud has taken place , the question is how much ?

All elections have some element of fraud in them, but with some Sunni's calling for civil war if the constitution passes then we should be sure that the vote was fair and accurate

Most News agencies i have seen have said the numbers of voters being reported it was not what they were seing actually turning up

I am not saying the fraud is or isn't wide spread , I am saying that the question of fraud has come up and in a democracy those concerns should and are being investigated

that is a good thing

3 Comments:

Blogger G_in_AL said...

Where you at bud? This is a bunch of crap anyway ;p

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October 18, 2005 6:37 pm  
Blogger K. Ron Silkwood said...

What!!! An election overseen by the USA, and there could be fraud involved? Oh, my. What a shock.

October 19, 2005 1:21 am  
Blogger _H_ said...

hehehe K.ron , sarcasm perfected to an artform

October 19, 2005 4:39 am  

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