Egyptian Referendum Update

EGYPTIAN REFERENDUM UPDATE….Turnout was low for my pool about what winning margin would be announced for yesterday’s Egyptian referendum, but it turns out that the Egyptian government eventually decided on 75.9%. That almost makes my 80% guess the winner, but Gussie barely beat me out with a guess of 73%.

Announced turnout was 27.1%, but Marc Lynch calls that “obviously absurd.” The real number, he says, was between 1% and 8%, “and that, by the way, would include all of the government employees ordered to vote and the women ordered ‘to go vote for the President.'” He’s also got a short rundown of winners and losers.