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Reply #2: I seem to recall the last election didn't go all that smoothly over in Italy. [View All]

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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-17-08 11:57 PM
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2. I seem to recall the last election didn't go all that smoothly over in Italy.
Even WITH all of those precautions!!

Berlusconi was bullshit that he failed to stuff enough ballot boxes to keep the job--he tried to demand a recount....all you have to do is check the old news reports, there were allegations of MAJOR voter fraud flying THICK and FAST.

At the top of that sunny declaration:

Unfortunately the next sentence in no more true because an italian magazine in November, 2006 made allegations about the results of the April, 2006 general elections. To clear any doubt both the Houses of the Parliament have decided to recount ballot papers. The "Senato" will recount only its blank and void ballots all over Italy. The verification of only blank and void ballot papers is possible since they are stored apart from valid ones. The "Camera" will recount all its ballots (valid, blank, void) voted in 10% of the polling rooms. The polling room to be verified will be randomly selected and the recount will last until next July (about). If it will be proven that official records match the results of recounting no further recountig will be done. Otherwise a full recount will occur. Here is the news in english. If the recount will confirm the result, the quality of the italian paper procedures will be proven!

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