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Subject: My goodness Date: 10/17/2005 8:40 PM
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Diebold in Iraq?

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/17/international/middleeast/17cnd-ballot.html

BAGHDAD, Iraq, Oct. 17 - Iraqi election officials said today that they were investigating what they described as "unusually high" vote totals in 12 Shiite and Kurdish provinces, where as many 99 percent of the voters were reported to have cast ballots in favor of Iraq's new constitution, raising the possibility that the results of Saturday's referendum could be called into question.

Bit -- um -- awkward, that.

Democracy, American-style, certainly is "on the rise" in Iraq, it seems.

SLL



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