Skip to comments.93% of voters suppport Crimea's accession to Russia – exit polls
Posted on 03/16/2014 11:53:06 AM PDT by 5etester
Polling stations in Crimea have closed, the referendum is over. According to the exit polls, 93 percent of people voted for Crimea's accession to Russia at the referendum.
A total of 93 percent of residents of Crimea voted for joining Russia at a referendum on Sunday, an exit poll publicized by the Rossiya 24 TV channel shows.
Seven percent of Crimeans favored being a part of Ukraine, it shows. The voter turnout exceeded 80 percent, the Crimean News Agency reported.
The voting ended at 20:00 pm local time. Crimeans were able to cast votes at 1,205 polling station. Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_16/93-of-voters-suppport-Crimeas-accession-to-Russia-exit-polls-8596/
“. . . you don’t know how lucky you are, boy . . .”
I cannot help but ask a question — what if in the future, the vast majority of a California city decide to join Mexico? Will the USA let it?
It might be tempting to get it off our back that way.
The tribe has spoken.
Why do you think we’re downsizing our military?
What are the ODDS that Russias media is as controlled as our own?.. (or more)
Meaning polls will say whatever the oligarchs want it to say..
You know............................. like ours..
“Back in the USSR” I’d wondered what that was talking about exactly because AFAIK nobody had left the USSR only to rejoin, when that song was published. But it looks like the Bear has just grabbed Crimea into the Russian Federation. Whatever that means.
Bienvenidos a la Alta California?
The Devil you say, satan!
“I cannot help but ask a question what if in the future, the vast majority of a California city decide to join Mexico? Will the USA let it?”
That is exactly the issue, and the reason diversity and the failure to assimilate is such a bad idea. Liberals, with their insistence on keeping groups separate and identifiable have set us up for real problems.
Look up “The Conch Rebellion.” Key West succeeded from the union and declared independence. The US government set up a customs station and harried the heck out of people going both ways as if it were a border, making it a several hour affair in the hot sun. They also cut off power and water until Key West decided they had made a mistake.
I was astonished at how seriously the government took that bunch of bozos and at the hardball the government played.
You mean after Putin took them over last December?
The US and other western countries have supported very similar secessionist movements in many other places, making it more than a little difficult to take a principled stand against this one.
Crimea, historically, is less a province of Ukraine than Tibet is of China.
Another example of chickens coming home to roost.
If you’ve ever seen Los Angeles County..it already IS Mexico
Well yeah if you want to be not part of Florida then you got to live with it. That’s survivable if you are a heavy commerce center like Singapore. Not for kicked back Key West.
Crimea was supposedly ceded to Ukraine. But it would not be surprising if the Bear had actually wanted Ukraine to modernize it at the Ukraine’s expense, then pull a grab like right now.
I’ve heard that Crimea has also voted to change their name to “East Kosovo.”
Won’t happen. Vast majority of Mexico origin Californians escaped from Mexico. Why would they vote to join Mexico?
Too bad they did so poorly compared to the precincts in America that voted 100% for Obama in 2012.
At the time Singapore became independent, it was universally believed that it would quickly become a failed state.
All the vote did today was reverse Nikita Khruschev’s 60 year old “gift” of Crimea to Ukraine.
Its the final codicil to the disappearance of the USSR - and Russia resumes its sovereignty over the peninsula - with the expressed consent of its inhabitants.
Ukrainian nationalists should be happy Crimea is no longer a means by which Russia can make Ukraine’s life miserable. They should look at the Crimean reversion to Russian rule as a blessing in disguise.
And mirabile dictu it did not. It became an envy, if a somewhat tyrannically run one.
It was not 183%? Man, the Russian propaganda machine is not what it used to be. They should call our LSM for some refresher courses...
If true then it mostly hurt Ukraine’s feelings. But still. Will the Bear be happy with this? Has it shaken off that old USSR grumpiness?
Putin can’t ladle the gravy as well as Baraq, LOL
When Crimea was transferred to Ukraine, both Russia and Ukraine were part of USSR.
So it was sort of like transferring the UP of Michigan to Wisconsin. Nobody at the time thought it was particularly important.
If they had, the transfer would probably never have taken place.
It should also be noted that the inhabitants did not freely decide to become Ukrainians. IOW, this reaccession to Russia has arguably more democratic and electoral legitimacy than the earlier transfer to Ukraine.
Mmmmhmmm. And any believers of that poll ... wanna buy a bridge?
The Tatars boycotted.
I think Yoopers would be quite upset to find themselves Wisconsinites.
And anyhow Russia was the center of this mess and the whole thing was often called “Russia.”
Plus Crimea gets a President for Life thrown in with their vote today. No need for anymore votes.
Singapore is ranked #2 in the world for economic freedom.
Arguably, their economic freedom would diminish if political freedom and other individual rights were permitted.
USA is #12, BTW.
Nobody asked Yoopers what they wanted, anymore than people living in Crimea were asked if they wanted to be part of Ukraine.
If one just wants to see it as a business center and not as a place to live, I guess so.
Forget their (in)famous canings, they were badgering Singaporeans to marry and other stuff that even Michelle Obama never thought of.
Those reports prove the election was massively rigged by Putin’s Russian regime, because the demographics alone make such an election result quite impossible. The Ukrainians make up something on the order of more than 25 percent of the population and the Crimean Tatars more than 12 percent of the population. The ethnic Russians are fewer than 58 percent of the population. Many ethnic Russians in the Crimea were loyal to the Ukraine and wanted to have nothing to do with Putin’s autocratic Russian government. At the very most a fair election result would have seen no more than a 45 percent vote in favor of annexing to Russia, and a far more likely result would have been around 9 to 12 percent in favor of Russian annexation.
Another way of knowing with absolute certainty the voting was rigged and fraudulent is by looking at the ballots. The ballots presented the voter with only two choices. One choice was for the Crimea to declare independence from the Ukraine. The other choice was for the Crimea to declare independence from the Ukraine and request Russian to annex the Crimea to Russia. The faked vote chose to become annexed to Russia. Nowhere on the ballot was there any option to vote in favor of remaining the territory of the Ukraine.
Everybody knew Russia was running the show. It would be like giving a piece of DC to Maryland or Virginia. Then welshing on it.
Yup. The voters decided that and we can argue til we’re blue in the face whether this referendum should have been held under other circumstances.
Nevertheless, the result represents a new geopolitical reality. Whether Kiev and the West come to terms with it is their problem. But its clear Crimea is gone to Russia for good now.
Problem too with Caleeeforneeea that isn’t often mentioned is that its many cities and towns were founded with spanish names. Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, San Rafael etc...
so the south of the border types have a natural affinity to be associated with it. Of course there are other factors but this is a factor IMO —albeit not the major one for illegals.
I am all in favor of caning for certain crimes.
In America we don’t cane teenage vandals and cause them to spend a week in the hospital on their bellies.
No, we’re much too kind for that.
We pitch them into jail for six months with hardened criminals. At great risk of assault and quite possibly repeated gang rape.
If I were a teenage vandal, I know which punishment I’d prefer.
All the freebies come from the state government and the federal government. They won’t vote to do away with the benefits smorgasbord.
And you’d need a very stern tyranny to prevent the inevitable revenge.
Ukrainians and Tatars boycotted the referendum. And even if the status quo had been offered, very few voters would have chosen to stay with Ukraine. Of those who did choose the broader autonomy option, only 7% backed it.
Basically that means 9 out 10 ethnic Russian voters chose rejoining Russia, which is pretty impressive considering that ethnic Russians make up 60% of Crimean population. Anyway, I have no doubt this is the democratic desire, freely expressed, of most Crimeans.
So 93% voted to seceded from Ukraine and the other 7% voted to secede from Ukraine.
No option for ‘Russia go home’.
I assume there were international observers, and we’ll be hearing more about how “fair” the results were.
Something that hasn’t gotten a lot of mention is that Ukraine is a basket case economically and politically.
It doesn’t seem unreasonable to me that a good many in Ukraine would vote to be part of Russia simply because it is at present a reasonably stable state. Especially if they didn’t have longstanding emotional ties to Ukraine.
After all, Ukraine has only been an independent state for less than 25 years. Not a lot of time to work up a tremendous amount of patriotism.
The question is dumb because Mexico has nothing to offer Californians. That’s why Mexicans (hardly the majority) come here. Apples and oranges.
If the majority had been Ukrainian, Russia would never have gone into Crimea.
Then it again its fortuitous most of the population was already pro-Russian.
Never mind Yanukovych being the Kremlin’s man.
Tatars = Muslims