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Ukraine Seizes 100,000 Ballots Already Marked 'Yes' For Eastern City To Break Away
Business Insider ^ | 05/10/2014 | PAUL SZOLDRA

Posted on 05/10/2014 6:30:50 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Ukrainian military forces stopped and seized a vehicle carrying three armed men transporting guns, ammunition, and an estimated 100,000 ballots for a May 11 referendum already marked "yes" for the eastern city of Donetsk to break away and form an independent state, Kyiv Post reports. The men — which Ukrainian media have described as "armed terrorists" — were found with ballots in the trunk of their car on the outskirts of the city, a police source told the Ukraine Observer.

Many cities in eastern Ukraine have been under siege for about a month, including Donetsk, where the city's main government building and a number of schools have been seized by pro-Russian separatists believed to be backed by Moscow.

The new reports of fraudulent ballots brings to mind a similar incident in Crimea, the region recently annexed to Russia following a March 16 vote. A senior White House official told Reuters there was "concrete evidence" some of those ballots arrived to Crimean cities pre-marked.

The Russian government claimed the Crimea referendum resulted in a 96.7% vote in favor of annexation, although a Russian government agency later wrote on its website that turnout was only 30%, with only half voting in favor of annexation.

While the May 11 referendum seems to be moving forward as planned, even Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a surprising call to postpone the vote "in order to create the necessary conditions" for a dialogue between local representatives and authorities in Kiev, The Daily Beast reported.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: referendum; russia; ukraine

1 posted on 05/10/2014 6:30:50 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

If this were a Rat controlled city, the Rat judge would rule that the ballots were still valid.


2 posted on 05/10/2014 6:33:08 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: SeekAndFind

How very Chicago of them...


3 posted on 05/10/2014 6:33:53 PM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Putin’s butt kissers will just claim this is a “fascist lie” or something.


4 posted on 05/10/2014 6:39:03 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: SeekAndFind

Where was David Axelrod?


5 posted on 05/10/2014 6:39:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: SeekAndFind

They learned that technique from Chicago or Philly or San fransicko


6 posted on 05/10/2014 6:40:31 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where was Al Franken?


7 posted on 05/10/2014 6:41:56 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: SeekAndFind

Who is running that election over there? Barry’s DemocRATS?


8 posted on 05/10/2014 6:42:41 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hire these Ukranian military forces for our next election.


9 posted on 05/10/2014 6:43:31 PM PDT by spindoctor
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To: spindoctor

Splendid idea!


10 posted on 05/10/2014 6:45:01 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: SeekAndFind

I have just watched a news item where young Ukrainians are signing up in droves. They all believe war is coming. I have to admire their courage and commitment. I pray they are not needed and that both sides want an agreement. I am unsure whether Putin really does or if he now just wants to show the EU what happens if you play around in his “sphere of influence”.


11 posted on 05/10/2014 6:45:24 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Their best bet is for any voting at all, to use an ink pad and right thumb print to certify each ballot.


12 posted on 05/10/2014 6:46:10 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

Like algore’s “hanging chads” created by the Democrat election officials when they didn’t push the stylus all the way though to the bottom of the stacks of Florida ballots.


13 posted on 05/10/2014 6:47:02 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Mob rule...literally.

One darn good reason that democracy/popular vote fails.

Every time it is tried.


14 posted on 05/10/2014 6:47:09 PM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Anyone remember the Democrat election officer in Miami stopped by a cop during the 2000 election? Had the voting machine and boxes of blank ballot cards in the trunk.


15 posted on 05/10/2014 6:48:21 PM PDT by Rockpile
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To: SeekAndFind

Preview of the 2016 election here.

“For the convenience of the voter, of course”.


16 posted on 05/10/2014 6:48:32 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So they are Democrats.


17 posted on 05/10/2014 6:49:46 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: faithhopecharity

Miami————Janet Reno was on the Attorney General vetting list for the Clintons because she helped make sure elections went the “right” way in Dade County.


18 posted on 05/10/2014 6:52:26 PM PDT by Rockpile
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To: SeekAndFind

They’ve got ACORN and SEIU over there.


19 posted on 05/10/2014 6:52:36 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: Rockpile

The R’s will never win again so long as they let the D’s keep rigging the elections with so many fake votes


20 posted on 05/10/2014 7:02:34 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: SeekAndFind

It might be true, but I won’t be surprised it it is marked by a government supporters to smear federalists for propaganda support.
Remember their Kerry-backed Jew-registration trick.


21 posted on 05/10/2014 7:05:07 PM PDT by wetphoenix
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To: null and void

“How very Chicago of them...”

actually, it happened in Massachusetts a couple of years ago, but in a slightly different way. allow me to explain.
when ted kennedy died, and simultaneously people wanted to stop obamcare, the enthusiasm to replace him with scott brown was palpable. the democrats tried everything. the Friday before the election, the boston globe ran a front page poll they pulled out of the air showing coakley over brown by 16 points.

by Tuesday people were lining up, and they didn’t look like the typical democratic voters. the bosses knew they were in trouble. the best they could do is stir up trouble and hope maybe some people stayed away. so they turned to their allies in the boston media. so here’s what happened.
the 6pm newscasts ran a story about five ballots being pre marked for brown in Cambridge. now five votes in the communist bastion of Cambridge wasn’t going to change anything, not to mention did they think if someone got a pre marked they would just say, oh I guess i’ll leave it as is, but it just might turn people off from voting for brown if people sensed fraud. so, even though it would make no sense for someone in the brown camp to pre mark ballots, and only five at that, the news stations ran with it. talking about how it was already being investigated, blah,
blah, blah. hoping it might work.
it didn’t


22 posted on 05/10/2014 7:17:29 PM PDT by willywill
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s rays’ sis to imply voter fraud


23 posted on 05/10/2014 8:14:46 PM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: SeekAndFind

South Osettia and Abhkasia!!! Same as always with Putin and his invasions.


24 posted on 05/10/2014 9:06:16 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks SeekAndFind.


25 posted on 05/14/2014 6:26:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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