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Iraq "Election": Can Saddam Top 99.96% Vote Share?

Tue Oct 15, 2002 7:27 am

In the Iraqi "election", the question on people's minds was whether Saddam.

'This time, 100 per cent!' worker Mayad Aiwan cried on Sunday, 'Because the Iraqi people love our leader!'

'This vote will be the challenge of the Iraqi people to the United States,' engineer Achmed Abdul Sahib said.

Amid UN sanctions and renewed threat of war, housewife Tatisar Mahdi said: 'Our message for outside is we love Saddam Hussein.'

More at the new look

Oh please. Bring out the sick bag. I am totally unimpressed. Are some people in there brainwashed or just plain dumb? I am unamused.
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RE: Iraq "Election": Can Saddam Top 99.96% Vote Share?

Tue Oct 15, 2002 7:29 am

You are totally unimpresed? Woah, next thing you're gonna go disgruntaled-postal-worker on us. Calm down dude.
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RE: Iraq "Election": Can Saddam Top 99.96% Vote Share?

Tue Oct 15, 2002 7:36 am

I am detecting a slight hince of humour so I shall take that into account.

Aren't you totally unimpressed too? The "man" is "hosting" an "election" where "he" gets 99.96 or more per cent of the vote. Isn't that just a little stupid?

And all this we love Saddam c-word is totally unacceptable and silly. Makes me want to puke if I wasn't going to sleep right... now.
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RE: Iraq "Election": Can Saddam Top 99.96% Vote Share?

Tue Oct 15, 2002 7:45 am

What surprises me is that people actually go voting in that country, I mean, only having one person to vote for kind of defeats the purpose of an election.
 
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RE: Iraq "Election": Can Saddam Top 99.96% Vote Share?

Tue Oct 15, 2002 8:00 am

They have elections so that they can claim to be a democracy. "Saddam isnt a dictator, everyone elected him"... Well now, its tough to lose when no one else is on the ballot eh?
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RE: Iraq "Election": Can Saddam Top 99.96% Vote Share?

Tue Oct 15, 2002 8:07 am

This is just the same as former East Germany for instance. Also in East Germany they had to falsify the result to get it below 110%
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RE: Iraq "Election": Can Saddam Top 99.96% Vote Share?

Tue Oct 15, 2002 8:10 am

Just to let you know, this was not an "election," but if none of you read the actual story, how would you be able to know that? It was a referendum asking whether the Iraqis will allow Hussein to continue as leader for the next 7 years.

http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,5287569%255E401,00.html
 
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RE: Iraq "Election": Can Saddam Top 99.96% Vote Share?

Tue Oct 15, 2002 8:15 am

Goodbye, what if the Iraqis dared to say no? I'm sure Saddam would step down then...

 
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RE: Iraq "Election": Can Saddam Top 99.96% Vote Share?

Tue Oct 15, 2002 8:19 am

The Iraqi people are scared to stand up and say "no".

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RE: Iraq "Election": Can Saddam Top 99.96% Vote Share?

Tue Oct 15, 2002 3:37 pm

Ah well, he'll have a long way to go to beat the late and unlamented Samuel K Doe of Liberia ... who in a country with an electorate of 1.2 million managed to poll an astonishing 5 million votes!

"This shows how much the people of Liberia love and respect President Doe" said an official at the time.

Shortly afterwards, Doe was deposed and executed in a bloody civil war.
 
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RE: Iraq "Election": Can Saddam Top 99.96% Vote Share?

Wed Oct 16, 2002 1:38 am

I heard that every person that doesn't vote for him gets killed..

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RE: Iraq "Election": Can Saddam Top 99.96% Vote Share?

Wed Oct 16, 2002 3:32 am

The news here just said that there are no envelopes to hide your ballot, so your vote is exposed to everyone around. And with a government official in front of each ballot box, I sure can't imagine anyone would not vote for him!!! Big grin
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RE: Iraq "Election": Can Saddam Top 99.96% Vote Share?

Wed Oct 16, 2002 3:45 am

ballot form:

Do you want our beloved leader to remain in office for 7 more years:
1) YES
2) yes
3) No opinion






















4) no

In case you voted no, please fill out this form so we can contact you about why you did so:
name:
address:
DNA sample here:
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RE: Iraq "Election": Can Saddam Top 99.96% Vote Share?

Wed Oct 16, 2002 5:45 am

The other .4 % were probably exectued shortly thereafter thus giving him 100% of the votes.
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RE: Iraq "Election": Can Saddam Top 99.96% Vote Share?

Wed Oct 16, 2002 6:50 am

N766UA... you got the right idea. no sarcasm there.

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RE: Iraq "Election": Can Saddam Top 99.96% Vote Share?

Wed Oct 16, 2002 7:08 am

Yeah, I wasn't kidding.
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RE: Iraq "Election": Can Saddam Top 99.96% Vote Share?

Wed Oct 16, 2002 11:40 am

Interesting bit on the news tonight. Within 11 days after his initial election, he began executing people for standing up to him. A video showed him in a congress type meeting and someone spoke against him. The man was removed infront of everyone and executed outside. Kind of sad.


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RE: Iraq "Election": Can Saddam Top 99.9

Wed Oct 16, 2002 12:58 pm

The Iraqi people actually had two choices to choose from. One is Saddam wearing a fedora the other is of the Iraqi leader wearing his beret.
 
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RE: Iraq "Election": Can Saddam Top 99.96% Vote Share?

Wed Oct 16, 2002 4:14 pm

Saddam has won the election and will stay in power for a maximum of 2 more years (hopefully Big grin)
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RE: Iraq "Election": Can Saddam Top 99.96% Vote Share?

Wed Oct 16, 2002 4:18 pm

I understand that this year they hired Chicago mayor Daley to run their election.

Saddam may get that 100% of the vote.
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RE: Iraq "Election": Can Saddam Top 99.96% Vote Share?

Wed Oct 16, 2002 9:39 pm

Very interesting article on the election here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2002/10/16/wirq16.xml&sSheet=/news/2002/10/16/ixhome.html

A couple of exerpts:

A gallery of 28 portraits of Saddam dominated the corridor where voters registered their names. He was depicted in familiar fashion as soldier, Bedouin chief and philosopher, with brow furrowed in pious reflection. Saddam the family man was also on display, wearing only swimming trunks, playing with two children in the surf and building sandcastles.

No polling booths were provided and people marked their crosses in blood or pencil. They then fought their way to the ballot box, most displaying their papers above their heads, ensuring that no one could mistake their Yes vote.

This atmosphere of organised hysteria ensured a 99.96 per cent vote for Saddam in the last referendum in 1995 and yesterday's exercise in Iraqi democracy will deliver a similar triumph.

Voting regulations are notably relaxed. A six-year old boy cast his vote in Tikrit, amid much acclaim. In the nearby town of Aldour, British subjects were allowed to vote. After a light-hearted request, a ballot paper was thrust into my hand and men chanting "We love Saddam" propelled me towards the ballot box.

The official in charge brandished a voting slip, pointing towards the box carrying the Arabic for Yes. I managed to slip through a side exit.

The neighbouring village of Altouz vied with Tikrit in displays of loyalty. Hundreds of schoolchildren outside a polling station, chanted "we give our hearts for Saddam".

The children wilted in the oppressive heat. Again and again, their teachers had to rouse them into renewed chanting. Some sobbed quietly, stealing furtive glances to left and right before dabbing their eyes with the hems of their party dresses.
 
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RE: Iraq "Election": Can Saddam Top 99.96% Vote Share?

Wed Oct 16, 2002 11:54 pm

Hmmm.

Maybe Saddam's goons designed the Florida Ballots in 2000.
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RE: Iraq "Election": Can Saddam Top 99.96% Vote Share?

Thu Oct 17, 2002 12:37 pm

The question is: How many accidently voted for Buchannan? How do you know who you are voting for when you mark the ballot with blood?????
 
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RE: Iraq "Election": Can Saddam Top 99.96% Vote Share?

Thu Oct 17, 2002 5:05 pm

Well, Saddam managed to beat his record ... he got 100% of the vote - with a 100% turnout!! Well done that man ... let's see if he can make a similar improvement next time!  Big grin

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2002/10/17/wiraq17.xml&sSheet=/news/2002/10/17/ixnewstop.html

Clearly, he should be retained as an electoral consultant to the Republican Party ... oh, I get it, this is why Bush is adamant about bumping him off ... the Democrats got there first!! The truth comes out! Big grin
 
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RE: Iraq "Election": Can Saddam Top 99.96% Vote Share?

Thu Oct 17, 2002 5:19 pm

Number of registered voters : 11,445,638
Number of "Yes" votes : 11,445,638

Not a single person was ill, or got hit by a car on his way to vote, nobody in the hospital, nobody travelling...

It seems that there is one more similarity between Saddam and Hitler, who said "The masses are stupid, they will believe anything you say."

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RE: Iraq "Election": Can Saddam Top 99.96% Vote Share?

Thu Oct 17, 2002 5:27 pm

I just had a chat with a Filipino friend who lived there for 10 years, for '81 to '91. He was telling me that very few Iraqis he knew would, in candid conversations, say that they like Saddam. But they all say that they fear him. Anyone without his portrait in their homes was liable to be shot.

I'm not even sure Hitler managed to cow his population as much as Saddam has.

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RE: Iraq "Election": Can Saddam Top 99.96% Vote Share?

Thu Oct 17, 2002 5:51 pm

Seems Saddam learned well from Al Gore's mistake.
He killed the opposition BEFORE the elections instead of trying to do it afterwards.
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RE: Iraq "Election": Can Saddam Top 99.96% Vote Share?

Fri Oct 18, 2002 4:30 am

So that's where the voting machines from Dade County went...I guess...

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