Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Iraq Elections: Interesting Statistics From An Iraqi Candidate

Ali at Free Iraqi has some interesting statistics and thoughts on the turn out for the Iraqi election. He indicates that the voter "registration", based on the food coupon rolls from Saddam's reign, may have been inflated.

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 here.

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