Reports of Fraud Already Arising in Kurdistan Charges of fraud and irregularities in the Iraqi election already are emerging from Iraqi Kurdistan. Election monitors say Kurdish militia refused to leave their weapons outside polling stations and refused to have their fingers inked to ensure no double voting.
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Reports of Fraud Already Arising in Kurdistan

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Reports of Fraud Already Arising in Kurdistan

Reports of Fraud Already Arising in Kurdistan

Reports of Fraud Already Arising in Kurdistan

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Charges of fraud and irregularities in the Iraqi election already are emerging from Iraqi Kurdistan. Election monitors say Kurdish militia refused to leave their weapons outside polling stations and refused to have their fingers inked to ensure no double voting. One Western election observer says all sides -- Kurds, Sunnis and Shia -- are "packing the vote."