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Sunday, January 30, 2005

Simply Brilliant

posted by Jazz at 1/30/2005 06:05:00 PM

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I was watching the news about the Iraq elections this morning, and I noted with interest that the reporter said they were putting red ink on the fingers and hands of people after they voted to prevent duplicate voting. That's a concern, of course, but I got to wondering if it wouldn't simply wash off and people could vote multiple times anyway. (In addition to widespread reports that people were selling their ballots anyway.)

Apparently, the ink was better than I thought and will take several days for anyone to get off their hands. That must be a relief. However, A Star from Mosul noticed a down side to this which I hadn't thought of...
...thanks to the stupidity of the election commission, is that the indelible ink on the hands of voters will stay for a few days. So if some terrorist really wants to murder voters he doesn't have to do it on Election Day. He can just wait until the security cordon clears and then "inspect" fingers at random and murder at will.