Bay, Iraq - Election
counters confirm they have found one ballot with an X in the
means that Saddam has just missed his 100% Yes vote
target by the smallest of margins.
voter, an underground office supplies manager, thought to
be in his mid-to-late thirties with a small free-spirited
beard, is now being sought by CIA agents with an offer to
become leader of the opposition.
leaders have criticised the shambolic nature of the Iraq elections:
President, Al Gore, claimed Saddam had only counted the
in a society with few offices, and where typewriters are still
about 10 feet square, Iraqi voters were told to ask for correction
fluid if they wanted to change their vote.
is a copy of the ballot:
Iraqi 2002 ballot paper
Iraqis only able to amend the ballot with standard white correction
fluid, even if they managed to whiteout the X in the Yes
box, the X they then painted in the No box would still
not have been legible, according to some experts. Pencils
are illegal in Iraqi elections.
is believed the erroneous No ballot was completed using
a fashionable, but illegal, blue coloured typo-amender.