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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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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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“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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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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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.
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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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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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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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