Skip to comments.Fire hits Iraq’s biggest ballot warehouse before recount
Posted on 06/11/2018 7:21:19 AM PDT by BBell
A fire ripped through Iraqs biggest ballot warehouse on Sunday where votes for the eastern Baghdad district were stored, before a recount ordered by parliament, a security official said.
The cause of the blaze was not immediately known but it comes as Iraq prepares for a manual recount of around 10 million votes following allegations of fraud during the May 12 legislative election that saw a surprise victory for populist Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr.
The senior security official, speaking to AFP on condition of anonymity, said the fire broke out in a warehouse located in Al-Russafa, one of the largest voting districts in eastern Baghdad.
Around 60 percent of Baghdads two million eligible voters had cast their ballots in the May election in Al-Russafa district.
A column of black smoke billowed from the warehouse and could be seen across the capital.
Two hours after the blaze erupted firefighters backed by 10 trucks were still struggling to put out the fire, an AFP reporter said.
The room where voting machines and other election equipment were stored was destroyed by the fire, Imed Jamil, an election commission official for Al-Russafa told AFP.
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A picture taken on June 10, 2018 shows a smoke plume billowing from a fire in Iraqs biggest ballot warehouse, where votes for the eastern Baghdad district were stored, in the centre of the capital Baghdad. The fire ripped through the warehouse before a recount ordered by parliament was to take place, according to a security official, with the cause of the blaze not immediately known. / AFP PHOTO / SABAH ARAR
Sometimes the corruption is just so blatant...
Uh-oh. I think a new page has now been added to the Democrat playbook.
that saw a surprise victory for populist Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr.
This creep should have assumed room temperature 15 years ago.
Unfortunately, many Democrats just read this....
ok, where’s the Aladdin Parrot?
“Why am I not surprised?”
Don’t worry. LBJ and Billy Clinton taught them already
I don't recall the whereabouts of the Ugly Criminal Fat Cow the last few weeks; The world's master voter fraud manipulator.
Has anyone seen the Hillary?
Talk about a Reichstag fire, doesn’t come as blatant as this.
OK, Iraq - this is why you never put a Democrat in charge of anything!
I thinks that’s where Bill Clinton’s remaining medical records ended up.
Some 0bama records were recently discovered missing from the National Archives. Maybe these were used to start the fire.
13 replies and no “Trumps fault” yet. You people are slacking.
Where was Rahm Emmanuel?