Vladimir Putin likes to win elections. In fact, he likes to win so much that he decided to have election results come in prior to counting of ballots. After all, we don’t want to keep people in doubt, just print the final tally before you have the final tally. Inital election results indicate Vladimir gained about 3% of the vote. Of course, there are sore losers who complain that his people counted the ballots in such a way as to guarantee his victory. One opponent shouted, “the campaign has been cowardly” and unfair.
Thousands of sore losers gathered on the streets of Moscow to show their displeasure at the Putin “victory.” They helf aloft signs saying, “Shame” or “Russia Without Putin.” The independent election watchdog, Golos said its figures indicate the election was close and Putin got nearly 50% of the vote.
So, who would you believe– Putin or Golos?