Saturday, October 22, 2005

Results of votes for the Iraqi Constitution

"The following are percentages (%) of Yes and No results of votes for the constitution announced today by the High Electoral Authority"


Hammorabi
Wow 99.11%
Judge for yourself. Saddam will be proud

4 Comments:

Blogger Fayrouz said...

Dehuk is a combination of Kurds and Christians. Almost all Christians voted for the constitution because they're happy with the way Kurds are running matters in Dehuk.

Most of my relatives live in Dehuk. They have better lives than rest of the country. So, I'm not surprised with that result.

How is going with Wilma? Are you safe this time? Let me repeat what you told me before Rita, "Take these hurricanes seriously."

2:55 PM  
Blogger madtom said...

Thanks, but how about the rest? and what with all the reports of people casting multiple ballots.
I think the practice (allowing people to cast more than one ballot) can account for the results with more accuracy that the areas ethnic makeup. That's not to say that the areas ethnic makeup could be used to predict approval, or rejection 51to70%, but 99.11%?

"Are you safe this time? "

Always, Last time I did not do anything but the over all threat was low, right now I think we have storms coming at us from both sides, a new ts is forming know one actually knows were they're going

3:47 PM  
Blogger strykerdad said...

I see the heading says 'Provinces' but not all of the names below the heading are actually the names of provinces, are they? Kirkuk, Mosul? Have you seen any reports by international observers?

So far as the numbers go, I agree they hardly seem to pass the smell test. Free and fair elections may just be too much to ask at this point--this may be the best possible result, sad to say. I hope they are able to give some reasonable accounting of the voting in Nenevah, so that the result (if not the actual numbers) can give the majority some sense that the 2/3 NO threshold could not have been met even given the most ideal of situations. My sense is that most Sunni Arabs are not going to ever accept any reality that does not put them in the drivers seat, which is something they seem certain they are entitled to. That acceptance may take a long time to settle in and many bad things will happen in the interim.

Hopefully with each election the Iraqis will at least learn to be more sophisticated in their election rigging-- like not bothering where it will obviously make no differnce in the outcome. A legitimate 85% win is much better than a 99.9% illegitimate win.

4:35 PM  
Blogger madtom said...

Sam is I believe a reasonably credible source. we will have to wait and see.

"So far as the numbers go, I agree they hardly seem to pass the smell test. Free and fair elections may just be too much to ask at this point--this may be the best possible result,"

What a shinning example, sometimes that "moral compass" we're always hearing about, sure looks more like a sliding ruler...

1:00 PM  

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