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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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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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