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What Passes for Election Results in Russia These Days…

- November 16, 2009

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The y-axis on this graph is turnout by district in Russia’s October 11th local elections; the x-axis is the vote for the ruling “United Russia”:http://www.russiaprofile.org/resources/political/majorparties/unitedrussia/ party. Note how once turnout passes 30%, the proportion of votes for United Russia begins to increase in almost a linear fashion.

[Hat tip to Russian blogger “Kireev”:http://kireev.livejournal.com/481926.html, who posted the figure, via “The Power Vertical”:http://www.rferl.org/content/The_Numbers_Game/1853744.html. I can not personally vouch for the veracity of the numbers in the figure, as I have not seen the official results myself. So consider this post merely the passing along of information available elsewhere on the web, and take it with the appropriate caveats.]