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The Exit Polls Are in From the Russian Election, and You’ll Never Guess Who Won

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 2:08 pm

I’m not a big fan of the clickbait headline, but it’s a good gag in this case because the results were never in doubt.

Vladimir Putin will lead Russia for another six years, after securing an expected victory in the presidential election.

A Russian state exit poll gave him 73.9% of the vote, easily defeating his closest competitor.

The main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, was barred from the race.

The scale of victory – which had been widely predicted – was a marked increase in his share of the vote from 2012, when he won 64%.

In all seriousness, let’s not call this an election. It’s a charade. The only meaning o the 74% number is how blatant Putin wants to make it.

I’m looking forward to Trump issuing his congratulations. My guess is that he’ll use the chance to call the “election” a sham and issue his harshest condemnation yet of the recent assassination attempt on British soil. LOL. Make sure to tip your waitresses, try the veal, I’m here all week.

[Cross-posted at RedState.]

17 Responses to “The Exit Polls Are in From the Russian Election, and You’ll Never Guess Who Won”

  1. The Harvard Finance Department, WTO, and Trade Federation continue to be denied their rightful monopoly position within Russia’s resource markets since the glory days of Yeltsin. Our thoughts go out to these destitute organizations in this difficult time.

    Dysphoria Sam (a3c41a)

  2. Russia will need able leadership at the helm to contend with an increasingly hostile United States that’s also creating massive upheaval in the oil and gas markets Russia’s grown to take for granted

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  3. plus the incompetent tatted-up failmerican military has added several fierce tranny regiments that threaten to shift the balance of power almost as drastically as they’ve shifted the balance of their own hormones

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  4. Yeah, if only we had an adult as president like, say, Bush:

    Bush Congratulates Putin, Spanish Socialists on Election Victories – 2004-03-15

    random viking (6a54c2)

  5. 73.9%! Sound the Trump-ets; Putin got more of the popular vote than our Captain!

    FWIW: Kasparov w/Cooper, CNN, 3/16/18:

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  6. Bush looked into Putin’s eyes and “was able to get a sense of his soul.” He was certainly a president worthy of my vote and support.

    random viking (6a54c2)

  7. I’m looking forward to Trump issuing his congratulations.

    Bank on it. He does.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  8. Bush lol

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  9. Make that “Exit polls lol”. Yes, Russians are going to say how they voted to someone who buttonholed them as they were leaving the polling place.

    nk (dbc370)

  10. Bush should have withheld from the Spain one since it happened four days after the Madrid bombings and heralded Spain’s withdrawal from the Iraq coaltion.

    urbanleftbehind (ddcc04)

  11. Let’s get serious. I’ll believe Grassley. He says the top priority is to confirm the judges. And I agree. They’ll be there for life. Not for six months or a year or until Trump has a bellyache from a bad Big Mac.

    nk (dbc370)

  12. Sorry, wrong thread. Again.

    nk (dbc370)

  13. Grassley has a point there but Mitch needs to approach *all* the confirmations with the alacrity he approached the one for his corrupt pig wife

    that’s just the right thing to do

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  14. oops wrong thread

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  15. Vlad sees shad; six more years of winter.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  16. Still just the president of Russia. It’s like being the top eskimo. Head musher of Canada
    Russia is Canada with osteoperosis. [jpg]

    At the end of the day.

    When Putin was asked for comment on his elecion victory he said,
    “[Toosiefruits]! It’s cold. Let’s get inside out of the weather.”

    papertiger (c8116c)

  17. How in heck could the obamacrats let this happen? Never mind.. You know Horseface Kerry was the one who held up the Sergio act.

    mg (9e54f8)

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