This is great...A Zimbabwian politician was quoted as saying that children should studythis event closely for it shows that election fraud is not only a thirdworld phenomena.1. Imagine that we read of an election occurring anywhere in the thirdworld in which the self-declared winner was the son of the formerprime minister and that former prime minister was himself the formerhead of that nation's secret police (CIA).2. Imagine that the self-declared winner lost the popular vote but wonbased on some old colonial holdover (Electoral College) from thenation's pre-democracy past.3. Imagine that the self-declared winner's "victory" turned on disputedvotes cast in a province governed by his brother.4. Imagine that the poorly drafted ballots of one district, a districtheavily favoring the self-declared winner's opponent, led thousands ofvoters to vote for the wrong candidate.5. Imagine that six million people voted in the disputed province andthat the self-declared winner's "lead" was only 327 votes, fewer,certainly, than the vote counting machines' margin of error.6. Imagine that the self-declared winner and his political partyopposed a more careful by-hand inspection and recounting of the ballots in thedisputed province or in its most hotly disputed district.7. Imagine that the self-declared winner, himself a governor of a majorprovince, had the worst human rights record of any province in hisnation and actually led the nation in executions.
Imagine that the new prime minister elected won by the original rules established by the founders of that nation.Imagine that incompetent people who did not pay any attention as to how to vote reported they improperly voted, and did NOT return the original ballot they KNEW they had failed with, which they could have traded to get a new ballot to vote with.Imagine that the new prime minister's former opponent earnestly opposed recounting military ballots--the ones that traditionally go for his opponent's party.Imagine that the new prime minister's former opponent also coincidentally collectively recounted exclusively the counties which predominantly favored him.Imagine that the votes which would most likely favor the new prime minister's opponent were already counted, and counted, and counted.
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