Skip to comments.More than 95% Crimeans voted for reunification with Russia, says official (UPDATE)
Posted on 03/16/2014 2:32:09 PM PDT by goldstategop
SIMFEROPOL, March 17, 0:52 /ITAR-TASS/. Upon the processing of 50% ballots cast Sunday in a referendum on Crimeas future, a total of 95.5% voters who had come to the polling stations said yes to the reunification of their region with Russia, Mikhail Malyshev, a person in charge of the referendum commission at the Crimean legislature said.
Another 3.5% voters said yes to Crimeas continued stay within Ukraine. Invalidated ballots made up 1% of the total. Malyshev said that the data did not feature the results of voting in Sevastopol.
The ballots in Sundays referendum contained two questions: 1) Are you in favor of Crimea's reunification with Russia in the status of a constituent territory of the Russian Federation and 2) Are you in favor of restoring the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Crimea and its status of an integral part of Ukraine.
As many as 1,534,815 people of Crimea and 309,774 people in the city of Sevastopol had the right to vote in the referendum.
As many as 27 territorial election committees and 1,239 polling stations, including 192 polling stations in the city of Sevastopol were set up for the event.
The expenditures for the referendum were covered from the autonomys budget. Referendums organizational costs stood at 1.7 million U.S. dollars.
(Excerpt) Read more at en.itar-tass.com ...
And heavily pro-Russia Sevastopol is yet to report in its votes.
“Leave it till tomorrow to unpack my case. Honey, disconnect the phone . . .”
As I stated from the start of all this. The terrorists that overthrew the Democratically elected government in Kiev did not have the support of the people.
The people of Crimea want nothing to do with the thugs who have taken control of Kiev.
Putin has taken strong Anti Gay and that is respected by the 95% of the population that is not gay or their collaborators.
And of course no voter fraud. Nope. None. Right?
It’s like Harlem voting for Obama.
According to international observers was in line with international norms.
24% of Tatars turned out and a majority of them apparently voted for union with Russia.
If this is also confirmed for Ukrainians, that pretty much upends Western assumptions about this being an only ethnic Russian vote.
Rather, its becoming clear a broad-cross section of Crimean society favors reunification with Russia. And the West and the rulers in Kiev whom no one by the way elected - are reduced to talking about a sham and illegality.
They should hear themselves. Their anti-Russia animus borders on the absurd.
Don’t know anything about this but a guess is that alone without the money of the big power they were floundering?
Wonder what took them so long. How long have they been separated from Russia?
“And of course no voter fraud.”
Probably less than the average Chicago election. Seriously, with no sarc.
Someone explain how this is a threat to the US. Someone explain how this is less legal or justified than Hawaii or Alaska statehood, or the votes Puerto Rico has had, or the entire Manifest Destiny for that matter. Someone explain Obama’s moral authority to not recognize this region’s act of self-determination.
If it had been 96%, I might have suspected some fraud. OTOH, 95.5% sounds about right.
Right, why should they want to be part of Ukraine anymore? They elect a President (Yanukovych) they like fair-and-square, only to have the western half of the country riot and essentially veto their vote.
I stand with Russia and Crimea and Putin. I stand against the EU, Kerry, and Ted Cruz. I stand against the EU’s environazi war on progress. I stand with those who oppose homosexual deviancy.
Who do you choose? Freepers are divided but I am not.
Tough problem for leftists The commie Putin has made the commie Obama look foolish. Now the left will hate Russia with a passion. The world is a strange place these days.
The attempted overthrowers remind me of the occuparasite types. Leftist and immoral, wanting to align with the now morally corrupt west. Tyranny of the minority.
Thank you for being so refreshingly honest about being uninformed and confused.
Putin’s democracy-at-the-point-of-a-gun coming to the rest of Ukraine soon.
That's what it reads like to me. Soros nad Obunga have to be viewing this one almost like one of those elections in Wizard of Id where Rodney tells King Id he's at 95% and the king walks off thinking "Now all I gotta do is win over that 95%...
Also living in Texas these days...
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