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Seeking to reassure voters in Russia’s presidential elections that the poll would be fraud-free, Vladimir Putin ordered that Webcams be set up, complete with live streams, in 95,000 polling stations. However, while the cameras have failed to stem complaints about the electoral process that’s almost certain to deliver the …

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"Vladimir Putin...

"...has claimed victory in the election."

It just would have been nice if he'd not done so *before* voting started...

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Anonymous Coward

Ra Ra Vlad-Putin

Lover of the Russian Queen...

(Boney-M)

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PR disaster

Wouldn't a reliance on universal surveillance of voters with CCTV give Mr Putin the smear of association with Britain?

Surely not something a young democracy seeking to legitimise itself would want to risk.

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Re: PR disaster

If he really wanted the smear of association with Britain, he would give out free condoms to 16 and 17 year olds so that they could swap them with 18 year olds for a trip to the off-license.

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Meanwhile in the Soviet US

Bender gets elected.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/251187/hackers_elect_futuramas_bender_to_the_washington_dc_school_board.html

All they hackers needed to know was the public key (yes - the public key!) used to encrypt the ballots.

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Pint

Hey, now!

I'll have you know that that was a perfectly legitimate election. I for one, salute our new overlord, Bender -- with beer and cigars.

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