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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 Iraq
be 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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