Skip to comments.Iraqi ballot box storage site catches fire, drawing calls for an election re-run
Posted on 06/11/2018 3:27:15 AM PDT by dynachrome
A fire ripped through Iraq's biggest ballot warehouse on Sunday ahead of a vote recount prompted by allegations of fraud during legislative elections that saw a surprise victory for a populist cleric. A 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.
Firefighters brought the blaze under control several hours after it started, and the extent of the damage caused to ballot boxes was still unclear.
Around 60 percent of Baghdad's 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, normally used to store foodstuff, and could be seen across the capital.
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Of bourse it was, of course it was. 😁🤣
Somewhere Hillary! is franticly taking notes...
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