With 25% of the Vote Counted in Russia it Looks Like Putin in a Landslide

by Scott Creighton

(I’m working on something else right now dealing with Paul Blumenthal, so this will just be a quick update)

In probably the least shocking election update since “Obama WINS” c. 2008, its being reported by a variety of sources inside Russia that Vladamir Putin has a commanding lead over the rest of the pack in their presidential election taking place right now.

Lawmakers expect turnout to surpass results from 2012 which were historically high. BTW Putin won 63.6% of the votes that year. Russian presidents serve a 6-year term.

Right now Putin has obtained something close to 72% of the votes that have been counted (around 25% of them) and exit polls from voting locations where the votes have yet to be tallied show Putin will win handily.

currently:

“Current President Vladimir Putin Leading in Election With 73.1% After 30% of Votes Counted – Preliminary Data From Election Commission” Sputnik International

earlier:

“Incumbent President Vladimir Putin receives 71.97 percent of the vote at Russian presidential election after 21.33 percent of ballots processed, according to the preliminary data of the Russian Central Election Commission (CEC).

Communist Party candidate Pavel Grudinin gets 15.9 percent of the vote after 21.33 percent of ballots processed, head of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia Vladimir Zhirinovsky receives 6.95 percent, Civil Initiative party candidate Ksenia Sobchak secures 1.39 percent, according to CEC.” Sputnik International

If you recall it was right after Putin won in 2012 when Hillary Clinton launched a color revolution of sorts in Russia trying to sow discord in their country and trying her best to… interfere in their democracy (hmmmmm)

Unlike us here in the states, Russia uses a paper ballot system. They aren’t advanced enough in their neoliberal ways to use easily rigged electronic voting machines like we do.

So it seems our best efforts to sway the Russian elections went for nought. Vladamir Putin isn’t going anywhere for a very long time… 2024 to be precise.

3 Responses

  1. “Ukraine is barring some 72,000 Russian citizens on its territory from voting in Russia’s presidential election, over the issue of reunification with Crimea. Moscow has slammed the move as “direct interference” in its affairs.
    Two days before the Russian presidential election kicked off, Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov announced that police and the National Guard would prevent Russian citizens living in the country from casting ballots at diplomatic missions.”

    “The Russian Foreign Ministry has condemned Ukraine’s decision, saying that the steps taken by Kiev “contradict not only the Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic and Consular relations, but also international human rights norms, including the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) of 1950.” Hindering Russian citizens’ access to the polls constitutes “direct interference” into Russian domestic matters, it said.”

    This is from rt. Our MSM will not report it.

  2. The Russian people are very fortunate to have him as their President… and so is the rest of the world. One of the few things going right these days…

    • I agree. When the Russian people saw what the neoliberalized West had to offer in Boris Yeltsin, they made a different choice. And here he is. So I guess you might say we made him what he is and now we got to live with him.

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