Does anyone have any idea why, and this is the third day after the elections, that the exalted Elections Committee has not released the elections stats? You know, those mundane things that would tell us, the citizens and interested parties around the world how many people actually voted, how many ballots were accepted as good, how many rejected and how many posted without a mark on them at all?
Is it that they’re still massaging the numbers in order for everything “to fall in place” considering the fiasco of Munira Fakhro’s district with Salah Ali where the latter got a windfall 1,191 votes from out-of-constituency voting stations?
intekhabatcom.com has been trying to figure out the numbers, and they’re scary; they just considered the votes received by “loyalist” candidates through the out-of-constituency voting centres only, alluding of course to directed voting by military and police personnel, the vast majority of whom have been bussed to more than one out-of-constituency voting centres, possibly to spread their votes a bit. Unfounded allegations of course, but here are the numbers for your observation:
Does anyone see the acute similarity of what bin Sager has been warning about when he claimed that there are around “8,000 floating votes” which the government can utilise as and when it sees fit? And that warning coming from a candidate who happens to be from the royal family too?
Free and fair?