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Monday, January 31, 2005

Iraqis vote


"It's amazing to see people's faces when they drop the ballots in the box ... Many have waited their whole lives to vote," said Copeland, who also described Iraqis dancing and singing in the Maryland hotel parking lot. "People were clapping when their families voted."

Unlike the high-tech electronic voting and short paper ballots seen in November's U.S. election, Iraqi ballots were four 8-inch-by-11inch pages that listed 111 political entities and more than 7,000 candidates, Copeland said.

Oddly, we never hear the descriptions of people's pride in voting when they touch a button on a computer screen.

from the Washington Times, January 30, 2005
Iraqis head to vote in the United States
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