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Putin's 'Human Rights Council' Accidentally Posts Real Crimean Election Results
Forbes ^ | May 5, 2014 | Paul Roderick Gregory

Posted on 05/07/2014 6:09:52 PM PDT by 1rudeboy

As you may recall, the official Crimean election results, as reported widely in the Western press, showed a 97 percent vote in favor of annexation with a turnout of 83 percent. No international observers were allowed. The pro-Russia election pressure would have raised the already weak vote in favor of annexation, of course.

Yesterday, however, according to a major Ukrainian news site, TSN.ua, the website of the President of Russia’s Council on Civil Society and Human Rights (shortened to President’s Human Rights Council) posted a report that was quickly taken down as if it were toxic radioactive waste. According to this purported report about the March referendum to annex Crimea, the turnout of Crimean voters was only 30 percent. And of these, only half voted for the referendum–meaning only 15 percent of Crimean citizens voted for annexation.

The TSN report does not link to a copy of the cited report. However, there is a report of the Human Rights Council, entitled “Problems of Crimean Residents,” still up on the president-sovet.ru website, which discusses the Council’s estimates of the results of the March 16 referendum. Quoting from that report: “In Crimea, according to various indicators, 50-60% voted for unification with Russia with a voter turnout (yavka) of 30-50%.” This leads to a range of between 15 percent (50% x 30%) and 30 percent (60% x 50%) voting for annexation. The turnout in the Crimean district of Sevastopol, according to the Council, was higher: 50-80%.

The original version, in Russian, and a version clumsily translated by Google, are below:

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia
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LOL, if true. Sadly, I do not believe the Russians are that stupid.
1 posted on 05/07/2014 6:09:52 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Accidentally-on-purpose leak by somebody?


2 posted on 05/07/2014 6:13:11 PM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Believe nothing from either side in their propaganda


3 posted on 05/07/2014 6:14:23 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Yeah, but realize Ukraine is no threat to our interests. Russia is. Putin is the despot Obama longs to be. Yet his rectal remoras infest FR.


4 posted on 05/07/2014 6:24:35 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Why wasn’t Jimmah Karter there to supervise?


5 posted on 05/07/2014 6:26:28 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: 1rudeboy

Maybe someday there will be a similar slip up here after presidential and senatorial elections and we will see the real election results.


6 posted on 05/07/2014 6:29:00 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: 1rudeboy

Sounds like our school board primaries. The education union hacks turn out 99% of their supporters. The rest of the public turns out maybe 20%. The union puppets cross file in both primaries and with that kind of turnout, they get elected and usually have maybe one non-union hack out of three or four which advances to the general election.


7 posted on 05/07/2014 6:29:11 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: 1rudeboy

This report makes more sense. At the time, there were also reports of ballot stuffing, so the actual numbers voting for annexation would have been even less.


8 posted on 05/07/2014 7:08:53 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: 1rudeboy

Imagine if there was vote fraud in America, vans driving around punching ballots for late returns on election night, debate moderators lying on behalf of one of the parties, sons of elected leaders slashing the tires of get out the vote vans in front of opposition party headquarters on election day....

Imagine.


9 posted on 05/07/2014 7:16:00 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

Oh, I can imagine it . . . doesn’t make me ignore it elsewhere.


10 posted on 05/07/2014 7:16:57 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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