Putting the Egyptian government on Trial!
You know, because of things like this, that my admiration for Egyptian Judges grows day by day: Egypt's judges have challenged the official results of a 25 May referendum on poll reform, saying the vote had been marred by widespread fraud. The judges' syndicate said official returns showing more than 80% support for controversial government-proposed ground rules for Egypt's first competitive presidential elections this September were rigged. "Ninety-five per cent of polling stations were supervised by civil servants, who were intimidated by police, and were the scene of fraud," concluded the nine-page report, excerpts of which were published in the Al-Masri Al-Yom newspaper on Saturday. The syndicate, which groups about 8000 judges, said it had been able to supervise barely 5% of Egypt's 54,530 polling stations and noted huge discrepancies in turnout between those where its representatives had been present and those where they had not. "In the polling stations supervised by judges, turnout was low - in some cases not a single voter showed up, while in many others, turnout did not surpass 3%," the report said. "In polling stations supervised by civil servants, turnout was in excess of 90% and even reached 100% in some cases," it said. "This would imply that not one voter had died since the registers were last updated a year ago and that not one voter was unable to cast his ballot because he was sick, travelling or simply lazy." This is good new, because it says to the world what we have been saying for weeks: The refrendum results were fraudulant. I have said it before, the math just doesn't make sense! And if we let them get away with it, then the actual election will be rigged as well, and you can kiss the dream of egyptian democracy goodbye. The forgery will go on. And you know what? This is exactly why under the new law egyptian ex-pats or those living outside of Egypt will not be allowed to cast their votes: You can't pull the shit they pull in polling statsions here outside of Egypt. In other countries there will be no voter intimidation and there will be actual supervision of the electoral process. With 5 million egyptians living abroad, this scares the egyptian government shitless: Those are educated egyptians, used to living in democracies, and who left this country because of what this government has been doing to it, especially the egyptian copts who left this country escaping persecution. They surely wouldn't vote for another term of Mubarak or his son or any of his cronies, and they would most definitely expose the elections in egypt for the farce that it is, when the supreme majority of them will vote against Mubarak, while the government here will claim that the supreme majority did vote for him and that the election were not rigged at all. Not to mention, with that many uncontrolled votes, Mubarak or whomever other NDP candidate might actually lose the elections, and they can't have that now can they? Sigh..