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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 12:43 PM
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Source: New York Times

At several polling stations around Cairo, voters reported frustrating delays of up to four hours because ballots or voter lists or even the supervising judges had not arrived on time, and a news report said soldiers fired in the air in at least one of the capitals slums to disperse an angry crowd trying to reach a polling station.

For all that, Egyptians displayed little of the pride and exultation that Tunisians described as they went to the polls for the first vote of the Arab Spring just one month ago. Instead, voters in Egypt talked of duty and defiance, of a determination to exercise the rights they believed their revolution had earned them even though few expressed much confidence in the integrity of the vote count.

At a polling place in the Cairo neighborhood of Shobra, voters laughed at their own stubborn determination to cast ballots they had little faith would make a difference: If a sick person is dying, ran a joke making its way down the queue, you still have to get him to the hospital.

Many political parties ignored election rules prohibiting them from passing out leaflets on the day of the polls. Crowds of young men handed out fliers advertising parties or candidates at the doors to several polling places, and the grounds inside were littered with them.

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The delays, and confusion that mark this election are hallmarks of those stolen elections here in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Florida, but the article suggest that it is this Chaos that appears to add to the legitimacy... I have my own doubts though....
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 12:50 PM
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1. that mark this election are hallmarks.....
but at least they've not got your joke voting machines.
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