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Boswells_Johnson Donating Member (526 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:27 PM
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Canada's election chief will oversee Iraqi vote results
Soon after polls close in Iraq tomorrow, Jean-Pierre Kingsley will release a preliminary assessment of the electoral process.

Canada's chief electoral officer will be preparing the evaluation not from violence-plagued Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, but from Amman, the capital of Jordan, some 1,000 kilometres to the east.

His remoteness and the lack of a large, neutral, international oversight presence in Iraq to assess the vote's credibility has led some election experts to question the underlying validity of Mr. Kingsley's findings.

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Before he left for Amman, Mr. Kingsley said that lack of security precluded having international observers at polling stations throughout Iraq.

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geomon666 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:33 PM
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1. So what's the damn point then?
If you can't be in the country to monitor the vote then how the hell can you ever consider it a proper, fraud proof vote? Go back to Canada Mr. Kingsley. You're wasting your time and theirs.
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Boswells_Johnson Donating Member (526 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:44 PM
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2. The entire election is a farce n/t
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:03 PM
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3. Wow, with that kind of criteria....
I am in Canada but, as in the chief electoral officer's proximity to the US election, I have evaluated that the US election was fraudulent. What a ridiculous situation re the supposition by Mr. Kingsley that he can evaluate squat from Jordan.
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:20 PM
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4. It's a joke
He shouldn't have got co opted into this, but I suppose it was one of the bones that P.M. Martin threw to Bush during the visit last month.
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