The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Thursday, February 03, 2005
Iraq election: fantasy turnout stats
E&P fingers some egregious stenography.
How could Iyad Allawi's man
Farid Ayar, the spokesman for the Independent Electoral Commission for Iraqbe sure the turnout was around 60%? Because he'd already stuffed the ballot-boxes that would be counted 60% full!
(That last statement has been verified as thoroughly as much Iraq election coverage seems to have been - but is a smidgeon more plausible.)
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