Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Ali has made some further math on the results of the Iraqi elections and stated his findings and conclusions in an informative post today.
He also pointed out a very interesting issue regarding the announced Vs actual percentage of the turnout:

One of my neighbors received his family's ballot with his father's name included even though he died a year ago. Under reporting of deaths was not that uncommon but it became more common after the last war as a result of the total collapse of the system for months. Another neighbor had his two sons' names registered although they both left Iraq since 1995. This means that many Iraqis outside Iraq, regardless whether they voted or not, were considered registered eligible non-voters inside Iraq!

Read the rest.

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