Skip to comments.With 79% Turnout, Exit Polls Confirm 93% Of Voters Back Crimea Joining Russia;
Posted on 03/16/2014 11:39:09 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy
With a voter turnout (79.09%) that exceeded every US Presidential election since 1900, the people of Crimea have spoken:
*CRIMEA JOINING RUSSIA BACKED BY 93% OF VOTERS: EXIT POLL Ukraine's leaders have called up 20,000 men for a newly-created National Guard as despite the so-called "truce" Russian APCs and Tanks are rolling. Pro-Russian supporters are burning books in Donetsk after storming anti-Russian buildings. The White House is already out rejecting the vote (before the final results are released).
Voter Turnout (by region):
As exit polls confirm overhwleming support for Crimea to join Russia...
Exit poll by Crimea-based Republican Institute for Political and Sociological Studies released by Kryminform news service.
93% of voters back joining Russia: exit poll
(Excerpt) Read more at zerohedge.com ...
I don't like this at all, especially given the names above.....
Full title: With 79% Turnout, Exit Polls Confirm 93% Of Voters Back Crimea Joining Russia; White House Rejects Results
I don’t understand all of the issues as well as I could, I suppose.
After the Soviet Union fell apart, all of the individual regions within the Soviet Union became independent countries, based on popular will, right?
Russia was simply the largest country within the old Soviet Union.
So now, if we see a piece of the old Soviet Union voting to join Russia, isn’t that a reflection of popular will too? Am I missing something?
I confess I don’t have a great knowledge of Russian/Soviet history, or other background issues that may be involved. But from what I hear, these are ethnic Russian peoples who want to be part of Russia.
Obama likes democracy only when it goes his way. The Crimea result is repudiation of Obama.
That large a margin all but guarantees Putin can’t say “no” to Crimean accession to Russia. Its a done deal.
It was a mere fluke that Crimea went to Ukraine in the first place.
You do understand that the only choice on the ballot was...YES!
They had a choice to stay with Ukraine.
As Stalin and Obama believe: It doesn’t matter who votes, only who counts the votes.
Ukraine wants to go with Russia?
Chop you low Obama...
Russian troops in the streets, anyone who thinks this is a legitimate vote is crazy
Who counted the vote? Russian troops?
Now or later.
Most voters opted for now.
But its rich to see Obama denounce the whole thing... when he got 101% of the vote in some precincts in this country.
Obama knows how to rig elections - he’s the expert.
Yes, broadly speaking you are right. Of course one can argue whether the referendum was carried out under the threat of occupation (by the Russians), but according to the recent history and the reports from journalists in the region the result appears to reflect the general view of the local population.
Now, if the present day politicans in Ukraine, Russia and elsewhere could take a leaf out of the story of Czechoslovakia where Slovakia was peacefully allow to seceed in 1993 (the Velvet divorce) things could probably be solved in a reasonable way, but the likelihood of that is very slim.
Voting with a gun to their back
only only one of those names deserves to be taken seriously
So the Russian troops are standing inside every voting booth?
In 1956 Crimea was given as a gift to Ukraine from Russia. It didn’t matter so much then as it was all part of USSR.
“You do understand that the only choice on the ballot was...YES!”
Make that ‘Da’, baby;)
Next on Putty’s menu the Baltics.
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