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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

North Korea's election has resulted in the expected landslide win for its authoritarian leadership - but in a big first for the country, Kim Jong-un does not appear to have been on the ballot.

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If confirmed, it would be the first time a North Korean leader has not run for its rubberstamp parliament.

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Mandatory voting: a tool for dictatorships to legitimize their rule.

#1 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-03-12 08:38 AM | Reply

"Voting in last Sunday's election was mandatory for all North Korean citizens above the age of 17, even though there was no choice of candidates.

The parliament is elected every five years, turnout is always close to 100% and approval for the governing Workers' Party is unanimous.

The North's official news agency KCNA said on Tuesday that this year's turnout was 99.99%, as those "abroad or working in oceans" were unable to participate."

Damn, wish we had that turnout in America.

--the Left

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-03-12 08:42 AM | Reply

"Mandatory voting: a tool for dictatorships to legitimize their rule.

POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2019-03-12 08:38 AM | REPLY"

Australia is a dictatorship?

#3 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-03-12 08:46 AM | Reply

"Mandatory voting: a tool for dictatorships to legitimize their rule."

Know nothing Nulli just called Australia, one of our closest allies, a dictatorship.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2019-03-12 08:51 AM | Reply

I knew someone would mention Australia. Doesn't change the point. There's a lot of things that other democracies do that Leftists don't want here.

#5 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-03-12 08:53 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"There's a lot of things that other democracies do that Leftists don't want here."

I think most of us do want those things. As the number of voters rise conservatives lose more often. Our biggest problem is that because of gerrymandering, cheating, Interstate Crosscheck, etc. many voters don't think their votes even count.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2019-03-12 09:32 AM | Reply

"Our BIGGEST problem is that because of gerrymandering, cheating,"

So now you admit voter fraud?
~flip flop

#7 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-03-12 10:12 AM | Reply

"So now you admit voter fraud?" - #7 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-03-12 10:12 AM

Don't see that "admission" in Danni's #6.

#8 | Posted by Hans at 2019-03-12 10:27 AM | Reply

8

probably why it was phrased as a question.

#9 | Posted by eberly at 2019-03-12 10:30 AM | Reply

I knew someone would mention Australia. Doesn't change the point. There's a lot of things that other democracies do that Leftists don't want here.

Australia deports their illegal immigrants and refugees to a prison island, we are slightly more humane in the USA.

#10 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-03-12 11:12 AM | Reply

So now you admit voter fraud?
~flip flop

#7 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-03-12 10:12 AM | Reply

You spelled 'election fraud' wrong.

#11 | Posted by SunTzuMeow at 2019-03-12 11:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"So now you admit voter fraud?
~flip flop"

I think everyone can agree on the fraud, but they can't agree that their side does it as much as the other side. To hardliners, only the other party commits the fraud regardless of all the evidence that comes out.

#12 | Posted by humtake at 2019-03-12 12:00 PM | Reply

...their side does it as much as the other side.
#12 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

Link please to voter/election fraud on the left.

#13 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-03-12 12:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Was "Orange Adolf" on the ballot instead of his, "lover" Kim?

#14 | Posted by zelkova at 2019-03-12 02:38 PM | Reply

I knew someone would mention Australia. Doesn't change the point. There's a lot of things that other democracies do that Leftists don't want here.

#5 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

This is some genius right here.

Make a statement, knowing your statement can be refuted by example, claim your statement is valid despite said example. Win!

#15 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-03-12 02:49 PM | Reply

As long as the person with the most votes keeps losing the elections in america, we're in no position to lecture others about elections, voting, or democracy.

#16 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-03-12 03:53 PM | Reply

and as long as our politicians get to pick their voters and prevent the opposition from voting, we're in no position to lecture others about elections, voting, or democracy.

#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-03-12 03:54 PM | Reply

Mandatory voting: a tool for dictatorships to legitimize their rule.

#1 | Posted by nullifidian

Yesterday North Korea was a "Socialist" Country.

Now it is a Totalitarian Dictatorship ...I wonder what happened?

Oh ... It's Foolifidian again trying to twist himself into a pretzel hating on Liberals and pretending America could ever become anything remotely like a North Korea because Liberals and Democrats and Stuff.

Poor Nulli is terrified of what would happen the Know Nothing Party if everyone actually voted.

#18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-03-12 06:25 PM | Reply

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