Days before elections, the official in charge of Kenya's voting machines has been tortured and murdered


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/07/31/days-before-elections-the-off.html


#2

So it appears that they wer able to appoint an honest man in charge of elections. That in itself seems like an accomplishment, even if they werent able to keep him alive.


#3

That’s the optimistic assumption. It could be that he was biased against any sufficiently violent faction. As we slowly approach the edge of a non-working, tribal political system, it is instructive to see what is on the other side.


#4

Thank God that could never happen here…right? it couldn’t could it?


#5

Dear USA:
Go no further down this path.
Love, everyone.


#6

We don’t have to torture any commissioners here. We’re a little more subtle, and can jut hack the machines.


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Until a few days ago i’d have said no.
Because you were less of a “kidnap and torture democracy” and more of a “front stabbing democracy”.
Now however, i don’t know anymore.


#8

I think for the US, that edge was crossed in 1963, and weve never looked back since.


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