Fixing the vote

News & Politics

Fearing that the Iraqi Constitution might not pass, the Iraqi parliament changed the rules to virtually ensure that it does.

Rather than requiring 2/3 of ACTUAL voters to oppose it, it now requires 2/3 of REGISTERED voters to oppose it.

Think about that. This is the constitution; the document that serves as the backbone and foundation for the nation. Isn't 1/3 support from those who show up frighteningly weak enough?

Eli wonders why hasn't this been given greater prominence in the media. Well, the Times has now run a story on it but rather than the usual reasons, I think it hasn't been a front-pager because it involves math. You? (LeftI)

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