Exporting Democracy

Posted by lex, on September 16, 2010

Looks like AfPak is learning to self-govern the Chicago way:

Printers in this city near the Afghan border say they have produced thousands of fake voter registration cards at the request of Afghan lawmakers for use in that country’s parliamentary elections on Saturday.

The cards, some shown to the Associated Press, add to evidence that fraud could undermine the elections and further destabilize the Western-backed government of President Hamid Karzai.

A fraud-marred presidential election last year threatened the credibility of the Afghan administration at home and with the Western nations waging war on the country’s resurgent Taliban.

Voting regulation has been improved, but an influx of fake cards raises the possibility of a person with multiple cards voting many times and could still cause problems in an insecure country where monitoring of polling stations will probably be spotty.

Vote early, vote often.

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