VOTING IN IRAQ….On ABC News tonight they had a report about preparations for voting in the city of Mosul. The original plan was to have 100 polling places, but because of the violence there that’s been cut down to 40.

The population of Mosul is 2 million, and you can probably figure that about two-thirds of that number are eligible to vote. That means each polling place will have to handle 33,000 voters. Even if turnout is only 50%, that’s still about 16,000 people per polling station.

Even 100 polling stations sounds like far, far too few. But 40?

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