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Old 03-12-2020, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Snowboarder Bo View Post
I'm pretty sure it'll be an "election", not an election.
I have a politically active Russian colleague who would disagree with you. She loathes Putin, and has a particular interest in the electoral system, including serving as a scrutineer for the presidential elections. From what she has observed (much to her disappointment) there is no vote tampering. From what I gather from speaking to her and other likeminded Russian citizens, electoral subterfuge tends to be limited to sidelining opposition candidates, but even that isn't strictly necessary—Putin really is quite popular among the electorate and would handily win another term even in a fair race.