Using many of the same methods for virtually the same reasons, Russian election officials were reported to have mirrored some the same techniques as GOP Party officials working Republican Conventions for John McCain as they rigged recent polling according to a new study.
From TIMES ONLINE:
Up to a third of votes cast for Dmitri Medvedev to be Russia’s next President were likely to have been rigged, a comprehensive new study of the election results has found.
Millions of votes for the Kremlin’s favoured candidate were the product of mass fraud or the use of “administrative resources” by government officials to pressure state employees into supporting Mr Medvedev, the study states.
The results inflated Mr Medvedev’s margin of victory and the overall turnout, making it appear that he enjoyed massive popular support as Vladimir Putin’s chosen successor. CONTINUE READING