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Exit polls Show Putin Wins Russia's Presidential Election...
FoxNews ^ | March 04, 2012

Posted on 03/04/2012 10:04:16 AM PST by Steelfish

Exit polls Show Putin Wins Russia's Presidential Election Amid Allegations of Violations in Election Published March 04, 2012 | March 3: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin speaks at an award presentation ceremony for achievements in culture in Moscow. MOSCOW – Exit polls cited by state television say Vladimir Putin has won Russia's presidential election, which the opposition and independent observers say has been marred by widespread violations.

Putin tallied 59 percent of Sunday's vote, according to a nationwide exit poll conducted by the VTsIOM polling agency for Channel one television.

Another exit poll done by the FOM polling agency for Rossiya TV showed Putin received 58 percent of the ballot.

Communist Party candidate Gennady Zyuganov, got support of some 18 percent, according to the survey, and the others -- nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky, socialist Sergei Mironov and billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov -- were in single digits.

Opposition leaders and Russian observers said Sunday they are seeing widespread violations in elections that are expected to return Vladimir Putin to the Kremlin.

If confirmed, claims of violations could undermine the legitimacy of Putin's victory and help fuel opposition protests.

The independent elections watchdog agency Golos said it was receiving reports of so-called "carousel voting," in which busloads of voters are driven around to cast ballots multiple times.

"There have been many people voting more than once, driven around in buses in large numbers" in Moscow, said Golos head Lilia Shibanova, who said similar reports had been received from Novosibirsk, Russia's third-largest city, and the city of Barnaul in southern Siberia.

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1 posted on 03/04/2012 10:04:20 AM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

I’m shocked. /sarc


2 posted on 03/04/2012 10:09:11 AM PST by Red6
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To: Steelfish
Exit polls Show Putin Wins Russia's Presidential Election...

I'm Shocked...shocked, I tell you. NOT.

3 posted on 03/04/2012 10:10:11 AM PST by GoldenPup
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To: Steelfish
The independent elections watchdog agency Golos said it was receiving reports of so-called "carousel voting," in which busloads of voters are driven around to cast ballots multiple times.

Carousel voting? That's call the "Romni-bus system" in America!

4 posted on 03/04/2012 10:10:53 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less. Barack Obama: Have Algae, Pay More, Be Weird.)
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To: Steelfish

Obama is taking notes. He can’t win a fair election in November, but he and his Marxist allies will do everything they can to cheat and steal it. I hope the idiots who run the GOP are prepared.


5 posted on 03/04/2012 10:10:53 AM PST by Astronaut
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To: Red6

This one is on the voters.I The voters over there are as naive as those of us who think Romney is a conservative.


6 posted on 03/04/2012 10:11:15 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: Steelfish

“There have been many people voting more than once, driven around in buses in large numbers”

Hey - they stole that idea from the Democrats!!!


7 posted on 03/04/2012 10:15:16 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Steelfish

Gee whiz, what a surprise...


8 posted on 03/04/2012 10:16:11 AM PST by carriage_hill
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To: RoosterRedux
so-called "carousel voting," in which busloads of voters are driven around to cast ballots multiple times.

Wow, they took a page out of the democrat handbook.

9 posted on 03/04/2012 10:17:56 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Uncle Ike

I think Stalin & Lenin invented it; it was the lib-dem trash who stole it from them.


10 posted on 03/04/2012 10:17:56 AM PST by carriage_hill
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To: Steelfish

Barry is trying to plan how to surrender the rest of America’s nukes to Putin as we type.....


11 posted on 03/04/2012 10:20:26 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: Steelfish
Exit polls Show Putin Wins Russia's Presidential Election...
In other news, GOP establishment engineers Willard Romney nomination despite the urgent remonstrations of its own activist base.
12 posted on 03/04/2012 10:25:01 AM PST by Timaeus (Willard Mitt Romney Delenda Est)
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To: dragonblustar

I hope Pootie-Poot remembered to send absentee ballots to the cemetary.


13 posted on 03/04/2012 10:29:28 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less. Barack Obama: Have Algae, Pay More, Be Weird.)
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To: Steelfish

Even if there were “violations”, his next closest rival is at 18% versus his 60%. That’s a pretty wide spread.

I’m not a Putin supporter but at least he’s not a weak-kneed phoney country hating SOB like our resident at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.


14 posted on 03/04/2012 10:34:59 AM PST by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: Astronaut
>>I hope the idiots who run the GOP are prepared.
=====================
 
HERMAN: What happens now?
Scott Toomey: Well, now, uh, GeeOpie -- Ken Mehlman, R. Clarke Cooper, Meghan McCain, Mary Cheney and I wait until nightfall, and then leap out of the Fithcally Conthervative log cabin, taking The Party(tm) by surprise -- not only by surprise, but totally unarmed!
HERMAN: Who leaps out?
Scott Toomey: Uh, Ken Mehlman,  R. Clarke Cooper, Meghan McCain, Mary Cheney and I. Uh, leap out of the log cabin, uh and uh....
HERMAN: Oh....
Scott Toomey: Oh.... Um, l-look, if we built this large wooden Rhinocerous -- [twong]
ALL:  Run away!  Run away!  Run away!  Run away!
      [splat]
 
~Those Idiots?

15 posted on 03/04/2012 10:41:21 AM PST by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: Steelfish

“Exit polls cited by state television...”

If it is anything like the old Soviet exit polls there are the only place on earth that can be done the week before the election. The outcome is never uncertain.


17 posted on 03/04/2012 10:45:24 AM PST by chuckee
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To: All
AND, tell me:
WHAT would YOU tell an exit pollster if you were in Russia?!!!
I bet his margin will be a lot less than what the exit polls are showing, unless of course they adjust the vote even more!
18 posted on 03/04/2012 10:46:40 AM PST by Ooh-Ah
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To: Steelfish

well, whats the point in counting now that the state run media has called it?


19 posted on 03/04/2012 10:48:13 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Steelfish

Now there is a surprise.


20 posted on 03/04/2012 10:54:02 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Steelfish

What a surprise!


21 posted on 03/04/2012 10:54:48 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: RoosterRedux
Carousel voting? That's call the "Romni-bus system" in America!

I thought it was called Russian Roulette?

;)

22 posted on 03/04/2012 10:55:14 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: GeronL
Too bad, this condemns the Russian People to at least 12 more years of ruthless plundering by their leaders. Russia has nothing like the Constitlution and Bill of Rights to hang their legal system on. So they are have nothing to appeal to in the court of law.
23 posted on 03/04/2012 10:57:30 AM PST by BooBoo1000 (Success is not caused by Spontaneous Combustion", You have to set yourself on fire,)
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To: Steelfish

Exit polls? It was already decided at the entry polls.


24 posted on 03/04/2012 11:00:11 AM PST by UKrepublican
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To: BooBoo1000

Putin is more conservative then Obama. I lke the old lug. He should run for President of our country. Say he is from Hawaii.


25 posted on 03/04/2012 11:00:59 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: Uncle Ike

Will Rogers or somebody claimed Lenin said: “It’s not who votes that counts but who counts the votes.”


26 posted on 03/04/2012 11:08:58 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Astronaut

They’ll be doodling notes just to pass the time if Willard Romney the open socialist is the GOP nominee. They won’t have to lift a finger to take him out.


27 posted on 03/04/2012 11:15:24 AM PST by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Putin could claim to have been born in Alaska before it was sold to the US—he’s actually 150 years old but looks young because of diet and exercise.


28 posted on 03/04/2012 11:36:26 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: 2111USMC

“Even if there were “violations”, his next closest rival is at 18% versus his 60%. That’s a pretty wide spread.

I’m not a Putin supporter but at least he’s not a weak-kneed phoney country hating SOB like our resident at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.”


Actually, Putin hates the USA too. Putin also has no problem murdering people or destroying their lives. I also suspect he’d be weak-kneed if he wasn’t supported by the “former” KGB, Communist tyrannical structure that is still operational.


29 posted on 03/04/2012 11:40:05 AM PST by Apollo5600
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To: Cato in PA

Oh please. Its time for the Romney-haters to grow the hell up. You don’t like him. You wish he was more conservative. Well so do I. But to call him a “socialist” is just stupid. This attitude of “if my guy isn’t the nominee I’m going to take my ball and go home” is counterproductive and plays right into Obama’s hands. What matters is defeating Obama. Once Romney is elected, we can help steer him to the right. He will be 100,000 times better than Obama.


30 posted on 03/04/2012 12:33:20 PM PST by Astronaut
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To: Steelfish
The Russkies don't know individual freedom and personal responsibility from Beluga caviar and tater vodka.

Even the damn Czars ran their lives before the commies took over and a short flirtation with democracy under the inebriated Yeltsin was a fluke as laughable as Ms Fluke the slut.

When freedom is an alien then order and security are all you crave and the old strong men commies and Putin provide both even if you have to ask Pootie to poot.

People say the Muslim savages of the Middle East don't know democracy from camel buggering—well the Russians are worse in that their own leaders and not the American Satan, introduced the concept to them and yet they still rejected it.

31 posted on 03/04/2012 12:35:23 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Better add another wing to The White House cause the Santorum clan is coming.")
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To: Steelfish
reports of so-called "carousel voting," in which busloads of voters are driven around to cast ballots multiple times.

There's something wrong with that?

32 posted on 03/04/2012 12:42:22 PM PST by rhombus
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To: Steelfish

DNC operatives over there finding boxes of ballots in car trunks, eh?

That DNC sure gets around.


33 posted on 03/04/2012 12:42:56 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival. (Ron Paul is the Lyndon Larouche of the 21st century.))
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To: Steelfish

Oh I’m sure there was no cheating in this election, I mean we are talking about Putin.


34 posted on 03/04/2012 12:44:09 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: Astronaut

They’re not prepared.

You can tell from Robameny’s refusal to attack Obammie the Commie that he has been given the nod from the GOP with the instruction that he is not to do so.

The GOP, as most RINOs, fears bad press more than anything. The fear of being called an “-ist” by anyone paralyzes them.

That is why they continually lose political battles.


35 posted on 03/04/2012 12:46:50 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival. (Ron Paul is the Lyndon Larouche of the 21st century.))
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To: Steelfish

As Gomer Pyle wouild say, “Sooprize, Sooprize!”.


36 posted on 03/04/2012 12:56:41 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Steelfish

AHAHAHAHA!.... AHAHAHA! Anyone remember Saddam Hussein getting 100% of the vote?


37 posted on 03/04/2012 1:17:30 PM PST by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: Steelfish

He won fair and square.

(Do I really need the sarcasm tag?)


38 posted on 03/04/2012 1:53:13 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Astronaut

I see no reason to capitulate to the father of universal health care in America simply because he has an R in front of his name.

Since you’ve probably been spending a lot of time at Mitt Romney Central, here’s something about your golden boy that you may have missed. Willard Romney the open socialist encouraged Obongo to adopt the individual mandate on a national level:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/292520/romney-urged-obama-adopt-individual-healthcare-mandate-andrew-c-mccarthy

His position is exactly in line with Obama’s. Since we haven’t been able to steer Obama to the right, care to explain how we’ll be able to do it with President Romney?

It’s because of party-line Republicans like you that I re-registered as an Independent. I was sick of trying to talk sense into people who couldn’t think any farther than the GOP lever. Party-line voters are either morally bankrupt, useful idiots too lazy to think for themselves, or both.

This isn’t a case of “if my guy isn’t the nominee.” I’d vote for Rick Santorum even though I think he’s a big-government conservative. Rick Perry or Herman Cain would also get my support if they were still in the race. Hell, I might even vote for Ron Paul if I was in a particularly unusual mood.

But the father of U.S. socialized medicine? Never!


39 posted on 03/04/2012 3:07:14 PM PST by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: Astronaut

“What matters is defeating Obama. Once Romney is elected, we can help steer him to the right.”

Nope,, what *matters* is that Obamacare is repealed. Not “fixed”,,, repealed. If Romney does not sign in blood that he will sign a full repeal, no vote. Ending Obamacare and drilling are my two red lines. I am not yet convinced Romney agrees.

If we cannot make Romney steer to the right now when he will desperately need our vote,, why would he AFTER he has won? Our leverage will be gone.


40 posted on 03/04/2012 7:16:57 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: DesertRhino

I will not give my vote to anyone,, if they do not agree to drill everywhere,, like it was a boom, and agree to end Obamacare.


41 posted on 03/04/2012 7:20:59 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Astronaut; Jim Robinson

Grow up? You are providing aid and comfort to the father of Obamacare, a supporter of the homosexual agenda and mandates and ‘we’ need to grow up?

Instead of us taking our ball and going home, how’s about you take your liberal supporting BS and shove it?


42 posted on 03/04/2012 9:16:05 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Astronaut
Once Romney is elected, we can help steer him to the right. He will be 100,000 times better than Obama.

You sound like the women, who thinks she can change her husband once they get married. People don't change.

43 posted on 03/04/2012 9:17:59 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

“he’s actually 150 years old but looks young because of diet and exercise.”

Lots of yogurt.


44 posted on 03/05/2012 5:18:07 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: Happy Rain

>>>>>>>>The Russkies don’t know individual freedom and personal responsibility from Beluga caviar and tater vodka.>>>>>>>>>>>

Don’t be that ignorant.

At first it is not in a Russian tradition to brew tater alcohol. Unlike Poles, they are using cereals to make vodka.

They know individual freedom as well, thus it is flawed by lack of personal responsibility, you are right on that point.

Overall, you’ll be surprised by the level of personal freedom in Russia.
Government is absolutely absent from personal and family life. They won’t teach you how to feed or teach your children, they won’t prosecute you for risking own life if you aren’t using safety belt or swimming in a place unsafe to swim. None will teach you what is appropriate or not in your sexual life. Neither city nor neighbours are in position to prohibit you to paint a house in a manner you want or have a pool or have any kind of activity on your land as soon as it is not posing direct threat to people outside it.

To say more it is impossible to imagine any political correctness rules let alone affirmative action in Russia.

Personal issues belongs to a person, family issues belongs to a family 100%. That is universally recognized by state. For 90% people is means more freedom than everyone in the West has.

Well, for some reasons freedom has has it’s limits outside personal and family issues there.


45 posted on 03/05/2012 9:36:49 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: Astronaut
Obama is taking notes. He can’t win a fair election in November, but he and his Marxist allies will do everything they can to cheat and steal it. I hope the idiots who run the GOP are prepared.

If anything, Putin took notes from Obama.

46 posted on 03/05/2012 9:38:25 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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