Monday, December 12, 2005

Preliminary Voting Begins in Iraq - U.S. & World - Preliminary Voting Begins in Iraq: "BAGHDAD, Iraq — The Iraqi government announced strict border measures, domestic travel restrictions and a nighttime curfew as preliminary voting began for that country's first constitutional parliament since the fall of Saddam Hussein.

Soldiers, patients and prisoners lined up and cast their ballots at select polling stations across the country Monday, days ahead of the Dec. 15 date when the rest of the country will go to the polls. At one Baghdad hospital, patients cast their ballots from their sick beds.

Beginning Tuesday, the borders will be closed to non-essential traffic, a nighttime curfew will be extended in various places and checkpoints will be put in place to limit domestic travel, the Iraqi government said."

Yay!! Maybe they won't try to disenfranchise the miltary voters, unlike the Gore campaign in 2000.

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